ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe - Page 3
- ASUS Extreme N6600GT - SLI enabled
For the requirements of this review, we used two ASUS
Extreme N6600GT graphic cards. In the following table you can see the main
SLI enabled card. An NVidia based card, it differs from all other 6600GT
cards by having slightly increased clock speeds (from 500MHz to
||Nvidia 6600GT - NV43
||128MB 128-bit DDR3
|| VGA/ DVI-I / D-Sub
||PCI Express 16x (requires 2 expansion slots to fit)
The heart of this card is the NV43 graphics processor that
includes support for Shader Model 3.0, 64-bit texture filtering and blending,
32-bit pixel shader precision and UltraShadow II. The NV43 has a 128-bit
memory interface, up to 256MB of memory (the graphics cards we used had 128MB
The NV43 offers eight pixel pipelines and three vertex shaders.
It has a native PCI Express/SLI interface. You might notice the small SLI
connectors (goldfingers). These are used to connect the cards together
and merge their performance in SLI mode.
It should be reminded that this graphics card received CDRInfo's "Best
Buy Award" for its overclocking capabilities and overall performance,
considering the price an end user should pay to purchase an ASUS Extreme
Let us now see what SLI is and how it works...