Press Release Summary:
While EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M is overclocking version of GeForce 9600GSO chipset, it and EN9600GSO/HTDP/384M feature Glaciator Fansink for quiet (25 dB) heat dissipation and stability. SmartDoctor feature provides option to overclock Shader Clock for better graphical performances. With EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M, users can expect core, shader, and memory clock performance boosts from 550-600 MHz, 1,375-1,700 MHz, and 800-900 MHz, respectively, without rebooting or re-flashing BIOS.
Original Press Release:
ASUS Launches World's First Overclocked Version for EN9600GSO Series
Up to 11% Performance Boosts with ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M
Taipei, Taiwan, May 6, 2008 - Catering to users who require top-notch graphics cards that deliver exceptional graphics, ASUS, producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced the new ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M and EN9600GSO/HTDP/384M graphic cards. The ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M is the world's first overclocking version of the GeForce 9600GSO chipset - allowing users to enjoy 11% improvements in gaming experiences. Additionally, both models come equipped with the newest thermal solution - the uniquely designed Glaciator Fansink, which features quiet and efficient heat dissipation to enable stable performance. Furthermore, the integrated SmartDoctor feature will provide users with the option to overclock the Shader Clock for even better graphical performances.
Up to 11% Performance Upgrades
With the EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M, gamers can expect core, shader, and memory clock performance boosts from 550MHz up to 600MHz, from 1375MHz up to 1700MHz, and from 800MHz up to 900MHz respectively. Such unprecedented performance upgrades help elevate the EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M's 3DMark06 score from 10087 to 11208 - an astounding 11% improvement in speed when compared to generic designed boards*. Gamers can now experience the rush of superb gaming performances only with the ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M.
Extreme Cooling with Exclusive Glaciator Fansink
The ASUS EN9600GSO Series utilizes the Glaciator Fansink that is specially designed to effectively dissipate heat away from the graphics card. Much like real-life glacial storms, the Glaciator Fansink quickly transfers heat away from the GPU to help lower temperatures. Besides this extreme cooling capacity, it operates very quietly with noise levels of only 25dB - almost imperceptible in a quiet room; and caters to users who require maximum cooling without excessive fan rotation noise.
Overclock the Shader Clock with New SmartDoctor
ASUS garners a world's first by providing an overclocking utility that is able to tweak the Shader Clock on GPUs with new SmartDoctor. With this application, users will be able to overclock the Shader Clock and Engine Clock independently for astonishing performance boosts without the hassles of rebooting or re-flashing their BIOS**.
Unprecedented Rock Solid Quality from ASUS
In line with the Rock Solid promise of quality from ASUS, the EN9600GSO Series comes with several solutions to provide top quality graphic performances. The temperature of the newly adopted DIP Spring Chokes is 5~10°C lower in comparison to traditional Toroidal Coil Chokes; while the all Japan-made polymer capacitors lowers power loss to provide more stable operations. Users will be able to enjoy the extreme performance with the peace of mind that the ASUS EN9600GSO Series provides uncompromising quality.
Exclusive ASUS GamerOSD for Versatile Graphics Usage
The ASUS EN9600GSO Series also comes with the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD that unleashes the true power of ASUS' VGA cards. This feature is able to deliver GPU overclocking from onscreen displays during games - allowing users real-time performance upgrades when they require it. Additionally, it also provides users with the option to record live gaming action or live broadcasting over the Internet with ease.
MB: MaximusExtreme Rev:2.00 BIOS:0802
CPU: Intel Core(TM)2 Extreme 3.00GHz (QX9650)
Memory: 2048MB( DDR3 APACER 1333 1024M*2)
HDD: WD SATAII 300 1600AAJS
DVD-ROM: LG DVD-GSA-H55N
** The shader clock overclocking function is supported by all ASUS EN8x Series graphics cards
Model EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M EN9600GSO/HTDP/384M
Graphics Engine GeForce 9600GSO GeForce 9600GSO
Video Memory 384M DDR3 384M DDR3
Engine Clock 600 MHz 550 MHz
Shader Clock 1700MHz 1375MHz
Memory Clock 1.8GHz (900MHz DDR3) 1.6GHz (800MHz DDR3)
Memory Interface 192 bit 192 bit
DVI Max. Resolution 2560 * 1600 2560 * 1600
Bus Standard PCI Express 2.0 PCI Express 2.0
DVI Output DVI-I *2 DVI-I *2
HDCP compliant Yes Yes
D-Sub Output YES, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor YES, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor
HDTV Output YES, via HDTV Out cable YES, via HDTV Out cable
TV Output YES, via S-Video to Composite YES, via S-Video to Composite
Adaptor/Cable Bundled DVI-to-D-Sub adapter Power Cable DVI-to-D-Sub adapter
HDTV-out cable HDTV-out cable
Software Bundled ASUS Utilities & Driver ASUS Utilities & Driver
Notes: The card size is 4.376 inches The card size is 4.376 inches
x 9 inches x 9 inches
oSpecifications are subject to change without notice.
oPCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
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ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.