Asus EN8600GT Silent/HTDP/512M Graphics Card

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November 11, 2007 by Lawrence Lee

Product
Asus EN8600GT Silent/HTDP/512M
PCI-E Video Card
Manufacturer
ASUSTeK
Market Price
US$145

Recently we reviewed the Asus EN8600GT OC GEAR graphics card and came away with slightly mixed feelings about the cooling solution used. The fan employed was unnecessarily loud in our opinion, as we found that lowering the fan speed did not compromise the GPU temperature when stressed. Today we look at the Asus EN8600GT Silent, effectively the same card only this time, passively-cooled. In fact, Asus claims it runs "7°C cooler than generic boards" — a bold statement.


Asus proudly displays its thermal claim on the front of the box.



The box contents: Graphics card, drivers, software, manual, DVI adapter, component out cable, and CD wallet. There's a lot of wasted space and excess packaging material here.


Asus EN8600GT OC GEAR/HTDP/256M: Specifications
(from the product web page)
Graphics Engine GeForce 8600GT
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Engine Clock 540MHz
Memory Clock
1.4GHz (700MHz DDR3)
Memory Interface 128-bit
CRT Max Resolution 2048x1536
Bus Standard PCI Express X16
VGA Output YES, via DVI to VGA Adapter
HDTV Output (YPbPr) YES, via HDTV Out cable
TV Output YES, via S-Video to Composite
DVI Output DVI-I
Dual DVI Output YES
Adapter/Cable Bundled DVI to VGA adapter
HDTV-out cable
Software Bundled ASUS Utilities & Driver



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