ASUS debuts its NVIDIA Fermi GPU lineup with two brand new hardcore gaming graphics cards, based on GeForce 470 and 480 graphic chips.
The products, named ASUS ENGTX470 and ENGTX480, are equipped with all the goodness of NVIDIA's 400 series graphics capabilities, such as DirectX 11, Shader Model 5.0, and OpenGL 4.0. This means new graphics features such as advanced tessellation for detailed objects, interactive ray tracing in real time and the latest version of NVIDIA’s PhysX can be put to full use as intended.
To enrich the processing capacity of the system, ASUS ENGTX470 and ENGTX480 further offer NVIDIA CUDA and DirectCompute parallel processing; that means the enhancement of general purpose computing, even for the non graphic applications.
From a more technical viewpoint, both of these two cards are overclocked for extremely high performance; and where the ENGTX470 offers 1215 stream processors clocked at 607MHz, the ENGTX480 provides 1401 stream processors at 700MHz clock speed. Both of the cards play on GDDR5 memory interface, offering 1280 and 1536MB Graphics RAM respectively.
ASUS promises these two cards to be phenomenally voltage tweakable and over-clock ready, for the gamers to attain 50% or more performance boost when added with powerful cooling system. In other enhancements, both the cards provide two Dual link DVI output, as well as one HDMI and one D-Sub outputs. Check out the following specification sheet to find out more about these cards.
The ASUS ENGTX470 is priced at Rs. 31,225.00 and ASUS ENGTX480 is priced Rs. 44,750.00. Both the packages contain utilities and drivers from ASUS, Design Garage, SuperSonic Sled benchmarking tool and 3 years warranty. Though, the lack of a bundled exclusive game title with a premium card like this, is nearly heart-breaking.
|Graphics engine||GeForce GTX470||GeForce GTX480|
|Bus standard||PCI Express® 2.0||PCI Express® 2.0|
|Video memory||1280MB GDDR5||1536MB GDDR5|
|Engine clock||607MHz||700 MHz|
|CUDA core clock||1215MHz||1401MHz|
|Memory clock||3348MHz (837MHz GDDR5)||3696MHz (924MHz GDDR5)|
|Memory interface||320 bit||384 bit|
|DVI max. resolution||2560 * 1600||2560 * 1600|
|D-Sub max. resolution||2048 * 1536||2048 * 1536|
|DVI output||2x native dual-link DVI-I||2x native dual-link DVI-I|
|HDMI output||1x native HDMI (Mini HDMI)||1x native (Mini HDMI)|
|D-Sub output||1x via adapter||1x via adapter|
|Software Bundled||ASUS utilities and drivers Design Garage and Supersonic Sled applications||ASUS utilities and drivers Design Garage and Supersonic Sled applications|
|Note||Card size is 10” x 5” inch||Card size is 11” x 5.5” inch|