ASUS keeps you cool when the gaming is hot with the EN8600GTS Silent. The custom heat sink and exhaust port make it up to 5C/9F cooler than other boards. The NVIDIA GeForce8600GTS-based board is SLI ready, supports Microsoft DirectX10 and Shader Model 4.0 letting you play the most advanced games on the market. NVIDIA`s Quantum Technology Advanced Shader Processors deliver advanced physics computational power. And since it comes with 256MB of GDDR3 memory it can run Vista with no problems. Dual DVI ports give you plenty of screen real estate for work or play. The dual screens let you take advantage of some of ASUS`s unique features. You can run the game on the main screen and have the Gamer OSD and Game FaceMessenger utilities open on the other. Gamer OSD lets you chat and manage your cards settings without having to exit the game-overclock on the fly for maximum control of your game play experience. Or you can use Game FaceMessenger for IM style in-game chats. Sometimes you want to watch movies, hook your HDTV to one of the DVI interfaces or use the adapter cable for component video connection. Or, if you`d rather watch the movie on your PC then the Splendid Video Enhancing Technology kicks in. Splendid enhances color depth and intensity delivering a cleaner, clearer picture. The DVI ports are HDCP compliant so you can watch programming in Full HD.
ASUS' new EN8600GTS/HTDP/256M is a high-end graphics card giving superb value in a talented and versatile package. This powerful newcomer promises the finest graphics and visual special effects without breaking your wallet. With full support for NVIDIA SLI Technology, Microsoft Direct X 10 and Shader Model 4.0, this graphic card is a perfect partner for the latest games and Microsoft Windows Vista for stunning and complex special effects. The card also comes bundled with ASUS Gamer OSD - an application enabling real-time overclocking and chat options. If you`re finding a part of the latest game is dropping frames per second, then Gamer OSD allows for a real-time performance boost. This stunning development is also fully HDCP compliant, making it the perfect partner for playing Blu-Ray, HD-DVD or other protected content at Full-HD resolutions. It comes with a host of input and output solutions to fit any situation. Utilizing the PCI-Express slot, this graphics card also has TV-Out and Dual DVI-I (dual link) outputs. With ASUS Splendid, watching movies on the PC rivals top-of-the-line televisions in terms of clarity and sharpness. ASUS's exclusive Video Security Online also allows users to keep an eye on their homes at all times no matter where they are. This in a talented mid-range video card that really delivers on its promises!