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Asus Debuts ROG ENGTX260 MATRIX Graphics Card

Asus Debuts ROG ENGTX260 MATRIX Graphics Card

We can't tell one way or the other whether this here card is utilizing that rumored new PCB, but Asus sure is proud of it, regardless. The company's latest GTX 260-based graphics card -- affectionately known as the ROG ENGTX260 MATRIX -- takes a standard NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 engine and throws in 896MB of DDR3 memory, a 576MHz clock speed and a 1.998GHz memory clock speed. Moreover, the standout feature is the upgraded dual fansink Hybrid Cooler+ for automatic and independent fan speed control. Asus claims that this is one of the world's most intelligent graphics cards, and below are some of the explanations given:

  • Twin fan control application that provides independent adjustments to the Hybrid Cooler+ fans
  • Integrated hardware and software for total graphics card control
  • Customizable functions that provide a new level of control to gamers
  • Accurate adjustments of GPU and memory voltages
  • Total monitoring of GPU/memory/Power IC/ambient temperatures
  • Total monitoring of GPU/memory/board power consumption
  • Automatic fan speed control in relation to the world’s only advanced GPU loading detection
  • Energy efficiency that surpasses generic boards

  • Put simply, the ROG ENGTX260 MATRIX is equipped with the Super Hybrid Engine (SHE), Hybrid Cooler+ technology and iTracker, which delivers 21 percent performance boosts in 3D mode while guaranteeing 48 percent less power consumption. Pretty bold claims, eh? You can peek the full specifications below, but don't go down in search of a price or release date.




    Model

    ENGTX260 MATRIX/HTDI/896MD3


    Graphics Engine


    GeForce GTX260


    Video Memory


    896M DDR3


    Engine Clock


    576MHz


    Shader Clock


    1242MHz


    Memory Clock


    1.998GHz (999MHz DDR3)


    Memory Interface


    448bit


    DVI Max. Resolution


    2560 x 1600


    Bus Standard


    PCI Express 2.0


    DVI Output


    DVI-I x 2


    HDCP compliant


    YES


    HDMI Output


    YES, via DVI to HDMI adaptor


    D-Sub Output


    YES, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor


    HDTV Output


    YES, via HDTV Out cable


    TV Output


    YES, via S-Video to Composite


    Adaptor/Cable Bundled


    DVI-to-D-Sub adapter
    HDTV-out cable
    Power Cable
    DVI-to-HDMI adaptor


    Software Bundled


    ASUS utilities and drivers


    Notes


    Special bundled: CD leather wallet
    The card size is 4.376 inches x 10.5 inches


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    Love those Asus/nVidia cards!

    It'll be interesting to see the actual performance and price.

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    I love the Dual fan designs we've been seeing lately.

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