The new ASUS EN8600GTS/HTDP/256M is a high-end graphics card that will be released and bundled with the much anticipated first person shooter game S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadows of Chernobyl. Equipped with 256MB of DDR3 memory and able to support NVIDIA‘s SLI™ technology, the EN8600GTS is designed with the ultimate gaming graphics in mind. With such high-end specifications, this graphics card has earned the accolade of being the official global bundle partner of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. In line with this, ASUS’s G1 gaming series notebook – testament to its gaming-oriented design, also features in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R game itself.Great GPU Performance for Extraordinary Gameplay
The ASUS EN8600GTS utilizes NVIDIA’s unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology to deliver the finest graphics and visual special effects. With full support for NVIDIA SLI™ technology, Microsoft DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, this graphics card will make use of the graphical enhancements from Microsoft® Windows Vista™ to enable stunning and complex special effects. The ASUS EN8600GTS will also feature true 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting and NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ technology – allowing users to bring out the best parts of the gritty and atmospheric portions of any game. Exclusive ASUS Features for Versatile Graphics Usage
Besides being bundled together with S.T.A.L.K.E.R, the ASUS EN8600GTS also comes with exclusive ASUS applications and features to further enhance the overall graphics experience. One key feature of the ASUS EN6800GTS is full HDCP compliancy – allowing users to playback HD DVD, Blu-Ray Discs and other protected content at full HD resolutions.
Furthermore, the ASUS EN8600GTS 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, HDTV-Out, Dual DVI-I (supports two 3840 x 2400 at 30Hz resolution displays) and VGA outputs.
One of the most useful applications bundled together with the ASUS EN8600GTS is the ASUS Gamer OSD. This feature is able to deliver Overclocking and chat options during gameplay – allowing real-time performance upgrades when the users require it. 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.Specifications
| Model || EN8600GTS/G/HTDP/256M || EN8600GTS/HTDP/256M |
| Graphics Engine || GeForce 8600GTS || GeForce 8600GTS |
| Video Memory || 256MB DDR3 || 256MB DDR3 |
| Engine Clock || 675MHz || 675MHz |
| Memory Clock || 2GHz (1000MHz DDR3) || 2GHz (1000MHz DDR3) |
| Memory Interface || 128-bit || 128-bit |
| Max. Resolution || Up to 3840 x 2400 || Up to 3840 x 2400 |
| Bus Standard || PCI Express X16 || PCI Express X16 |
| VGA Output || YES, via DVI to VGA Adapter || YES, via DVI to VGA Adapter |
| HDTV Output || YES, via HDTV Out cable || YES, via HDTV Out cable |
| TV Output || YES, via S-Video to Composite || YES, via S-Video to Composite |
| DVI Output || DVI-I || DVI-I |
| Dual DVI Output || YES || YES |
| HDCP Compliant || YES || YES |
| Adaptor/Cable Bundled || DVI to VGA adapter Power Cable HDTV-out cable || DVI to VGA adapter Power Cable HDTV-out cable |
| Software Bundled || 3D Game: Stalker ASUS Utilities & Driver || ASUS Utilities & Driver |