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Asus First Out Of The Gate With Fermi-Based NVIDIA GPUs

Asus First Out Of The Gate With Fermi-Based NVIDIA GPUs

We hope you're ready for the onslaught of new Fermi-based GPUs, because they're coming--ready or not. One of the first companies out of the gate to support NVIDIA's latest gaming efforts is Asus, which has just launched the ENGTX400 Series of graphics cards that are based around the GTX 470 and GTX 480. You already know how this baby will perform, but we'll share a few of the details anyway.

The flagship ENGTX480 utilizes the GTX480 core with an impressive 700MHz core clock speed, 1536MB of GDDR5 memory, and a 384-bit memory interface. The mid-range ENGTX470 ships with a 607MHz core clock speed, 1280MB of GDDR5 memory, and sports a 320-bit memory interface. Both boards offer overclocking options galore, though Asus isn't dishing out pricing or availability just yet.


ASUS Launches NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX480/470 Graphics Cards with Next Generation GPU Compute Technology

Fremont, CA (March 26th, 2010) - Long awaited by gamers, overclockers and demanding enthusiasts, the latest generation GF100 graphics processor from NVIDIA® is finally here. ASUS is the first to release fully-optimized GTX480/470 graphics cards with customized features that deliver advanced hardware support and performance in the most demanding Microsoft DirectX 11 based gaming titles or applications that can harness the power of CUDA ™.

Gearing Up for Action
ASUS is excited to release two new cards for the GF100 product launch today. The flagship ENGTX480 utilizes the GTX480 core with an impressive 700MHz core clock speed, 1536MB of GDDR5 memory, and a 384-bit memory interface. The mid-range ENGTX470 ships with a 607MHz core clock speed, 1280MB of GDDR5 memory, and sports an impressive 320-bit memory interface.  Both cards offer amazing gaming performance, but gamers are not the only ones to benefit as the next generation NVIDIA CUDA architecture allows a new level of GPU compute performance in numerous non-graphics applications.                                       

Pushing the boundaries of performance
Both new graphics boards feature ASUS’ focus on innovation and passion to provide the best gaming and overclocking experience possible via GamerOSD and Voltage Tweak applications. GamerOSD is an award winning in-game application allowing for frame rate monitoring, screenshots, in-game video capture or on-the-fly overclocking.

ASUS’ exclusive Voltage Tweak functionality can be enabled and controlled via the Smart Doctor application, covering almost every possible overclocking and overvolting scenario envisioned by users. Additionally the extensive fan control configurations in Smart Doctor allow for complete control of cooling performance of the card, users can even set their own fan ramping profiles.

Ready to Amaze
Consisting of over 3 billion transistors, double the CUDA cores of previous GTX 200 GPUs, and full DirectX 11 support, GF100 is designed for groundbreaking graphics performance. With a revolutionary new scalable geometry pipeline and enhanced anti-aliasing capabilities, GF100 delivers both unrivalled performance and breathtaking image quality in games and media playback.

Combined with NVIDIA’s CUDA and DirectCompute parallel processing capabilities along with NVIDIA PhysX®, NVIDIA SLI® and NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technologies, the ASUS ENGTX480/470 graphics cards enable a totally immersive user experience on the personal computer.

Visit usa.asus.com for further information and specifications.

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About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World
ASUS is the No.1 motherboard brand in the world, commanding the biggest market share globally. Today, one in every three computers houses an ASUS Motherboard. ASUS is the pioneer of numerous innovations that have gone on to become industry standards. Recent examples include the Hybrid Phase power design, Hybrid Processor and Hybrid Switch overclocking design, and Protect 3.0 for safe operation. With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the envelope of motherboard design, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.
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Dear Mr. Willington,

Are you trying to insult your readership? 'We hope you're ready for the onslaught of new Fermi-based GPUs, because they're coming--ready or not' ? SERIOUSLY?

They have taken the piss with releasing these cards. These cards were meant to be released over 6 months ago. Even then they were well behind ATi's release of the 5xxx series. And this has all been a failure. Nvidias cards are far too expencive on the performance/price ratio compared to the ATi cards, perform marginaly better, cost £100 more, run hotter and louder.

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I think you're missing the point of that comment. We have actually heard that a number of third party board partners will be shipping GTX 480 and 470 in volume, including, Asus, EVGA, XFX and others. Whether or not they're a success in the market and for NVIDIA remains to be seen.

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>> The flagship ENGTX480 utilizes the GTX480 core with an impressive 700MHz core clock speed, 15636MB of GDDR5 memory

That *can't* be right. I'm guessing that should have been 1536MB - right?

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3vi1

That makes me think of something. Why isn't there a 15GB video card out there today?

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>> That makes me think of something. Why isn't there a 15GB video card out there today?

The same reason people don't hook tractor trailers to the back of Ferrari's: The capacity isn't complimentary unless attached to an appropriately sized engine.

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3vi1:

>> That makes me think of something. Why isn't there a 15GB video card out there today?

The same reason people don't hook tractor trailers to the back of Ferrari's: The capacity isn't complimentary unless attached to an appropriately sized engine.

I wasn't asking you a question silly. I was just making a joke based on a typo. Maybe sometime in the near future we will actually have 15GB video cards.

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ASUS’ exclusive Voltage Tweak functionality can be enabled and controlled via the Smart Doctor application, covering almost every possible overclocking and overvolting scenario envisioned by users. Additionally the extensive fan control configurations in Smart Doctor allow for complete control of cooling performance of the card, users can even set their own fan ramping profiles.

 

Yes! Because these cards need more voltage pumped through them.

Or maybe Asus included this so people can under volt and under clock their card so that they don't burn up. Because not everyone has sufficient cooling in their case, even for a 5850. I'm looking at those people who for some odd reason cheap out on a computer case and a power supply.

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>> I wasn't asking you a question silly

I should have ended my reply a sentence earlier so that it didn't sound so serious. A friend once told me that I should end all of my replies one sentence early, while we were burying that body.

>> Maybe sometime in the near future we will actually have 15GB video cards.

Unless someone comes up with a new super-fast RAM and bus that allows the cards to get the same performance from system RAM, I'd bet on it!

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Correct, 3vi1. There was an error in the Asus press release which has since been corrected.

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"Overclocking features"....

Most reviews say they can get the card up to 99 degrees CELSIUS (right below boiling) in general gaming. What overclocking could they possibly be talking about?

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Perhaps the same guys who are crazy enough to use liquid nitrogen for cooling?

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Lol see that was the first thongni said WTF over, I was like around 15gb... 1536MB sounds reasonable. Asus better give us 15GB because it seem like they were th one that made the mistake according to the source article... :p

Ray you should of relized they made a mistake unless... :D

now let's see those prices now!

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ATI...ATI...ATI..ATI... Rah Rah Rah ! :)

If Nvidia came out with a 15GB workstation card. I might think about switching back to them and picking one up :P

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I'm betting on $600 when these come out. Anyone want to undercut my bet?

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$599.99

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$1!!!

Wait... we are playing by The Price Is Right rules, correct?

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