ASUS keeps you cool when the gaming is hot with the EN8600GT Silent. Thanks to the custom heat sink and exhaust port, it runs up to 7ºC/12.5ºF cooler! The NVIDIA GeForce8600GT based board is SLI ready and supports Microsoft DirectX10 and Shader Model 4.0 letting you play the most advanced games on the market. And since it comes with 256MB of GDDR3 memory it can run Vista with no problems. Dual DVI ports give you plenty of screen real estate for work or play.
The dual screens let you take advantage of some of ASUS’s unique features. Run the game on the main screen and have the Gamer OSD and Game FaceMessenger utilities open on the other. Gamer OSD lets you chat and manage your cards settings without having to exit the game-overclock on the fly for maximum control of your game play experience. Or you can use Game FaceMessenger for IM style in-game chats.
Sometimes you want to watch movies, hook your HDTV to one of the DVI interfaces or use the adapter cable for component video connection. Or, if you’d rather watch the movie on your PC then the Splendid Video Enhancing Technology kicks in. Splendid enhances color depth and intensity delivering a cleaner, clearer picture. The DVI ports are HDCP compliant so you can watch programming in Full HD.
- NVIDIA Unified ArchitectureThe fully-unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics and pixel shading operations, delivering incredibly true-to-life 3D graphics.
- Full Microsoft DirectX 10 SupportThe DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
- NVIDIA Lumenex EngineThe NVIDIA Lumenex Engine supports 128-bit and 64-bit floating point HDR with up to 16x anti-aliasing, delivering vividly realistic lighting effects while obliterating “jaggies”.
- NVIDIA SLI TechnologyDelivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unmatchable gaming experiences. The must-have feature for PCI Express graphics, NVIDIA SLI technology allows two graphics cards to run in parallel and dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
- NVIDIA PureVideo HD TechnologyThe combination of high-definition video decoding acceleration and post-processing delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for all video content, especially movies.
- Built for Microsoft Windows VistaBuilt for Windows Vista, NVIDIA's fourth-generation GPU architecture offers users the best possible experience using the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface available in Microsoft latest operating system.