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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Asus EN8600GTS Top

1. Introduction

- Introduction

Asus continuing its tradition of releasing "overclocked" products, has released a Nvidia 8600GTS with higher clock speeds, aiming for the highest possible performance a user can get in this category. In this review, we will examine what you can expect from the Asus EN8600GTS Top, with both synthetic tests and real-life gaming experience. More-over, we add several new DirectX 10 games, since the 8600 series supports the upcoming titles that promise to rock your gaming world.

NVIDIA's Unified Architecture GeForce 8 Series GPUs - First to Support Microsoft DirectX 10 Games and Applications.

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 series graphics processing units (GPUs) redefine the PC gaming experience. With a revolutionary unified architecture and full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10 games, GeForce 8 series GPUs deliver unprecedented performance, extraordinarily detailed environments, and film quality game effects.

Below is a table that illustrates the main differences between the various GeForce 8 series GPUs:

8800 Ultra
8800 GTX
8800 GTS
8600 GTS
8600 GT
8500 GT
8400 GS
Core Clock (MHz) 612 575 500 675 540 450 450
Shader Clock (MHz) 1500 1350 1200 1450 1190 900 900
Memory Clock (MHz) 1080 900 800 1000 700 400 400
Memory Amount 768MB 768MB 640MB or
256MB 256MB 256MB 256MB
Memory Interface 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 64-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 103.7 86.4 64 32 22.4 12.8 6.4
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 39.2 36.8 24 10.8 8.64 3.6 3.6

The GeForce 8600 GT and 8600 GTS are essentially the same product, with the only difference being the core and memory clock frequencies.

- Asus EN8600GTS Top

The ASUS Extreme N8600GTS TOP features 256MB of memory, a core clock of 745MHz and a memory frequency of 2.29GHz. That's almost 10% higher core and 14.5% higher memory frequencies compared with the "generic" 8600GTS cards.

The retail package clearly shows off the faster performance users can expect from their EN8600GTS Top. The card is available at the retail price of €250Euro (+ shipping):

The contents are carefully packaged:

There are no retail games included, only two discs with drivers and utilities.

The card is normal length, and reminds us of the Nvidia 7900GS series. The cooling system is made out of copper and covers both the GPU core and memory banks. At full load, the fan is a little noisy:

The card offers two (x2) DVI-D and one TV-out outputs. HDCP is supported and you can output HD content to your TV or monitor.

SLI is available on the EN8600GTS Top card:

6pin PCI-E power is needed for the card to work properly.

- Full specification

Graphics Engine
GeForce™ 8600GTS
Video Memory
Engine Clock
Memory Clock
2.290GHz (2x1145MHz DDR3)
Memory Interface
Max Resolution
2048 X 1536
Bus Standard
PCI Express x16
HDTV Output
Yes, S-Video to HDTV Out
VGA Output
Yes, With DVI-VGA adaptor
TV Output
Yes, S-Video to Composite
Dual DVI Output
Adapter/Cable Bundled
DVI to VGA adapter
HDTV-OUT adaptor
Power Cable
Software Bundled
ASUS Utilities & Driver

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