AOpen, recognized worldwide as a manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality display cards and computer peripherals, officially announced the release of the Aeolus PCX 6800 ? DVD256
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Bus interface: PCI Express 16x
Core clock: 325MHz
Memory: 256MB, 8*32-2.5ns BGA DDRII
Support HDTV: yes
Support SLI: yes
Games Bundle Games Version: DOOMIII and Call Of Duty
Games Bundle Standard Version: Spell Force, Arx Fatalis
Accessories: HDTV cable, DVI-CRT adapter
Aeolus Iron Spine (prevents board from bending because of heat)
Aeolus 7cm cooling fan
One of the strongest features of this display card is its superior heat dissipation design. Because the display card is built with NVIDIA?s GeForce 6800 PCIe graphic processing unit (GPU) for gaming experts and users requiring 3D animation, and heavy graphic processing is likely to generate heat which may cause a display card to bend, the Aeolus PCX 6800 display card is designed with many unique heat dissipation features.
The display card features a sensor, which monitors the temperature of the GPU. As soon as the temperature rises above a certain level, the intelligent driver software will step up the rotation speed of the extra large 7-cm cooling fan. A status icon on the task bar will show the percentage at which the cooling fan is working to bring down the GPU temperature.
The cooling fan has a diameter of 7 cm, the largest and most powerful in the industry, and can automatically adjust its speeds in 8 steps. The SilentTek technology can forecast the workload of the GPU and increase the rotation speed of the cooling fan in advance before the temperature of the GPU reaches its peak. This unique SilentTek technology not only strengthens the heat dissipation effect, but also minimizes the noise and power consumption of the display card. When running at its most silent mode, the display card only has a noise level of 20 dB which can hardly be heard by humans.
Because the GPU temperature will become very high when a user runs computer games, it may cause warping to conventional display cards on the market. To prevent that from happening, the Aeolus PCX 6800-DVD256 display card is strengthened with an ?iron spine?, which runs along one side of the display card.
Another unique feature of the Aeolus PCX 6800 display card is the Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology supported by the display card. The SLI technology allows users to intelligently combine and scale graphics performance by having multiple NVIDIA GPUs in a single system.
The Aeolus PCX 6800 display card powers the next generation of cinematic realism with the NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 technology. Its full support for Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning ultra-realistic effects and complex special effects. Its next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
The display card is built with NVIDIA UltraShadow II Technology, which enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, such as id Software?s Doom III, which feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects. It delivers more than four times the shadow processing power over the previous generation.
With the display card, a gamer can play games such as Battlefield Vietnam; Colin McRae Rally 04; Doom III; EverQuest II; Far Cry; Ground Control II: Operation Exodus; Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising; Lord of the Rings, the Battle for Middle-earth; Painkiller; Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow; Unreal Tournament 2004; and Xpand Rally.
The product is built with many other powerful features. The video scaling and filtering capability of the product improves video playback quality at any window size, including full-screen HDTV resolutions. It also ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL applications.
Because the display card is built with double date rate (DDR) memory from leading DDR manufacturers, the product provides faster frame rates at higher resolutions and color depths and double the memory for geometric data and textures. It also features SLI technology to deliver an ultimate gaming supercomputer for the extreme gamer.