ASUS Announces First Hardware Overclocking Device
"ASUS has announced the release of the world's first hardware real-time overclocking device."
Published: 5th July 2007 | Source: ASUS |
ASUS has recently announced the world's first hardware real-time overclocking device for graphics cards, the OC Gear. Paired with their EN8600GT OC GEAR/HTDP/256M (which features -1 memory modules), the OC Gear is aimed to provide the ultimate overclocking experience.
The OC Gear sports an easy-to-read LED display that displays graphics card information such as GPU temperature and current FPS in real-time. All it takes is a simple twist of a knob to adjust such settings as GPU clock frequency and fan speed.
The OC Gear is an easy-to-install front panel device, requiring only a 4-pin USB connector to be plugged into the motherboard to provide power and information.
The 8600GT paired with the OC Gear is not without its own special features. Aside from the -1 memory modules, it sports a different heatsink from the reference design that has 25% more surface area, lowering temperatures by up to 14ºC.
The EN8600GT OC Gear also includes an array of software, including Splendid, Gamer OSD, VideoSecurity Online, and SmartDoctor. This package gives and enhanced visual and gaming experience plus extra security.
|Interface||Internal 4-Pin USB connector|
|LED Display Size||89mm * 31.6mm|
|Bezel Size||148.5 * 42.6mm|
|Dimension Max||148.5 * 42.6 * 139.6mm (without cable) +|
|LED Display Functions||1. System Master Volume|
2. GPU Speed
3. GPU Temperature
4. Current FPS (Frames Per Second) Info
5. GPU Fan Speed ++
|Adjustable Function||1. System Master Volume|
2. GPU Speed
3. GPU Fan Speed
|Compatible Graphics Card||ASUS Graphics Cards|
++ You are allowed to adjust the Fan Speed only when installing an ASUS graphics card with fan control function
|Graphics Engine||GeForce 8600GT|
|Video Memory||256MB DDR3|
|Memory Clock||1.4GHz (700MHz DDR3)|
|Max. Resolution||Up to 3840 x 2400|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express X16|
|VGA Output||YES, via DVI to VGA Adapter|
|HDTV Output||YES, via HDTV Out cable|
|TV Output||YES, via S-Video to Composite|
|Dual DVI Output||YES|
|Adaptor/Cable Bundled|| DVI to VGA adapter|
|Software Bundled||ASUS Utilities & Driver|
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