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Old March 18, 2008, 07:22 AM
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Default ASUS Launches 9800GX2/G/2DI/1G

ASUS Launches the World’s Fastest Graphics Solution: The
ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G


-- Elevate your PC gaming experience to a new level with dual GPUs and a 1GB frame buffer --

FREMONT, CA (March 18, 2008) –

ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G SLI-ready graphics cards. Sporting dual GeForce 9800 GPUs (graphics processing units), the EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G offers true-to-life extreme HD gaming and picture-perfect HD movie playback. Delivering speeds up to 50% faster than the GeForce 8800 Ultra, the new EN9800GX2 is the fastest graphics card available. Designed with the PC enthusiasts in mind, the integrated SmartDoctor feature allows users to overclock the Shader Clock for even better graphical performance. Each ASUS EN9800GX2 will bundle with a full-version DirectX 10 game, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts.


The World's Fastest Graphics Solution

The ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G features a 1GB frame buffer, and performs 30 to 50% faster across all games than leading GeForce 8800 Ultra-based graphic cards. The EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G is designed to take advantage of the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications. New PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture also maintains backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards.


High Definition PC Gaming and Multimedia Entertainment

The ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G enables smooth game-play at high resolutions (up to 2560*1600) with all available in-game settings set to the highest settings. An integrated HDMI connector also allows users to send both high-definition video and audio signals to HDTVs via a single cable, eliminating the clutter of multiple cables.


Overclock the Shader Clock with New SmartDoctor

ASUS’ world exclusive technology provides users with the ability to tweak the Shader Clock on GPUs with the new SmartDoctor. With this overclocking utility, users will be able to overclock the Shader Clock and Engine Clock independently for astonishing performance boosts without the hassle of rebooting or re-flashing their BIOS.


Hottest DX10 Game Bundle: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is the latest chapter in this highly-rated strategy game and it delivers an unprecedented level of realism. With superb lighting effects, mission persistence, improved vehicle and soldier AI, enhanced physics and a dynamic weather system, this game sets new standards in visual realism for the RTS genre. With the powerful performance of the ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G, gamers will be able to enjoy this game in all of its graphical splendor.

The ASUS EN9800GX2/G/2DI/1G is currently available through ASUS North American dealers. The introductory MSRP is $599 USD.



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Old March 18, 2008, 07:51 AM
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Hmm you can get a 3870x2 for about $480 CAD and this is msrp $599 USD? So I hope either the performance is that much better in the this card or the msrp is fairly inflated to what retail is really going to be. I know it's still early but any benches I've seen so far do not show much better results than the 3870x2
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