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.



    Graphics Engine

    GeForce GTX260

    Video Memory

    896M DDR3

    Engine Clock


    Shader Clock


    Memory Clock

    1.998GHz (999MHz DDR3)

    Memory Interface


    DVI Max. Resolution

    2560 x 1600

    Bus Standard

    PCI Express 2.0

    DVI Output

    DVI-I x 2

    HDCP compliant


    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


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