ASUS Brings out ENGTX480 and ENGTX470 GPUs

"nVIDIA’s Fermi-based graphics cards are out and OEM partner ASUS has taken the lead in lining up its own GPUs based on the new cards."

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nVIDIA’s Fermi-based graphics cards are out and OEM partner ASUS has taken the lead in lining up its own GPUs based on the new cards. Dubbed the ASUS ENGTX480 and the ENGTX470, the long-awaited new cards fulfill the expectations of gamers for fully-optimized graphics products.

The ENGTX480 and ENGTX470 both bring considerable improvements and power enhancements over their predecessors. The GTX480 boasts of a core with 1401 stream processors and a 384-bit memory interface. In terms of clock speeds, the core runs at 700MHz while the 1536MB of GDDR5 memory is clocked at 3696MHz.

Next in line is the ASUS ENGTX470, which features 1215 stream processors with a core clocked at 607MHz. It comes equipped with 1280MB GDDR5 memory running at 3348MHz on a 320-bit interface.

ASUS has included its Smart Doctor application on both cards to make them ready for extensive Voltage Tweaking and extreme overclocking. This, according to the manufacturer, allows the cards to be tweaked for performance boosts of up to 50%. When coupled with the Supersonic Sled advanced benchmark interface that has been included in the package, the cards make for some exciting and interesting testing of overclocking efforts.

Users can also add their own custom cooling solutions to the cards to take their overclocking abilities to unheard of levels; this should also unleash the full power of the graphics processing cores. On the whole, ASUS has aimed at the creation of two graphics cards that have the abilities to meet the most demanding needs of serious gaming and overclocking enthusiasts.

ASUS is expected to start sending out the cards to retailers from 12 April, with pricing to be revealed at the time of actual release.

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16-03-2010, 11:28:46

MikeEnIke
Alright, that definitely helps on the processor side of things. What about between ATI and Nvidia?

16-03-2010, 22:53:59

AMDFTW
nvidia still kicks ATI's ass

17-03-2010, 04:17:35

cl0ck_ed

nvidia still kicks ATI's ass



Both teams have there periods of being better than the other. So you have to decide which card is best for the games you play yourself!

17-03-2010, 05:18:18

AMDFTW
but overall majority of games play better on nvidia cards.

17-03-2010, 05:36:20

cl0ck_ed

but overall majority of games play better on nvidia cards.



Thats kinda correct, but if I had 300 notes to spend I know that I would go straight for the HD5870, GTX285 doesn't have a chance...

17-03-2010, 06:37:40

I Hunta x
Yeah it all depends on the games you want to play more than anything if you want all out best bang for buck, but tbh there is usualy only a few % difference at most between equivilent ati and nvidia, once you bring crossfire and sli into it that few % changes to 25%+ difference in some games.

17-03-2010, 10:59:25

AMDFTW

Thats kinda correct, but if I had 300 notes to spend I know that I would go straight for the HD5870, GTX285 doesn't have a chance...



what about when fermis are relesed?

18-03-2010, 17:14:48

thestepster
they will prob be a good load more expensive, i think i heard that the 470 is gonna be priced along the lines of the 5870 and they will be even more thin on the ground than the ati's were when they got released so expect stupid prices for a while

and isnt the 480 gonna be about 5-10% better performance than the 5870?

18-03-2010, 17:29:35

killablade

they will prob be a good load more expensive, i think i heard that the 470 is gonna be priced along the lines of the 5870 and they will be even more thin on the ground than the ati's were when they got released so expect stupid prices for a while

and isnt the 480 gonna be about 5-10% better performance than the 5870?



Nobody knows yet (except nvidia employees ofcourse:p) Nvidia does claim it's the fastest GPU out there but we'll have to wait and see. There's loads of rumours floating around but I don't buy any of em :p

18-03-2010, 17:30:53

thestepster
only thing u can count on is it being pretty damn rare and expensive cause of them more than likely not having that many of them to ship
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