ASUS, today has revealed a new variant of a graphic card based on the AMD 6770 graphics chipset, which is a mid range graphics card.
What’s special about this card is the fanless design that allows literally a zer0 dB operation. The cooling method used here is a heatsink. Dubbed the directCU method of cooling, it features a massive heat sink, that is supposedly 95% larger and 16% cooler. This card will be an option for people, who hate the whiny fan sound that usually accompanies graphics-intensive games like GTA4 or Crysis.
Other miscellaneous advantages include slightly better performance thanks to the use of super alloys, increases the performance by 15% says ASUS. The GPU is DX11 compatible, has 800 stream processors ( please do not compare with Nvidia, the architectures are different ), and 40 texture units. All this, is supported by a 128-bit memory interface and a 850Mhz clocked engine. Only concern is what the heat levels will be like, considering there is no fan on the GPU.
Crysis 2 in DX11 awaits.
Price – Rs.9750/- excluding taxes, 3 years warranty.
Read on for spec sheet and full press release.
Great news for all you tablet crazy people out there. The much coveted Android honeycomb sporting ASUS EeePad transformer tablet has arrived on Indian shores, with a price tag of Rs.32,999/-.
What makes this tablet special ? Well, it’s the form factor !
Absolutely innovative stuff from ASUS. Clip on full size keyboard transforms the touchscreen tablet into a portable workhorse. Remove the keyboard and it transforms into a more portable tablet-y form factor. And it has a slew of ports that supports many interfaces like mini HDMI, USB with OTG capabilities ( Not supported in software yet ).
Other specs are like almost similar to other Honeycomb tablets with reference hardware such as : Dual core Tegra 2, 10.1 inch screen with 1280×800 resolution, 16/32 GB of mass memory, 1 GB of RAM..etc
Coming to the price, i think it’s a bit high considering the biggest competitor “iPad2” is priced much lesser at 29k. But the form factor is an attractive one, people looking for tablets as laptop replacements may find it worthy.
A family of beasts
ASUS, has continued to invest heavily in gaming PCs and peripherals, and that has led to the formation of the Republic Of Gamers range, called ROG. It includes crazily specced motherboards , overclocked graphic cards and boom headsets. Recently , they have brought some fresh blood into this range and that includes three Z 68 motherboards that support the new SandyBridge range of processors, two new Nvidia GTX 580 based graphic cards and a boom gaming headset.
PR after the break
After the pretty good sales of the Eee pad transformer, ASUS is back with another innovative product, well not yet, but it is a product-to-be. It has been announced at the computex today. It is called the PadFone.
It’s a simple innovative concept that takes advantage of the hardware’s interfacing capabilities. The 4.3 inch smartphone is docked into the 10.1′ tablet like device on the back like the picture shown above. Basically , you get two form factors in one. Much like the Motorola tablet dock ,but without keyboard. Overall the 10.1 ” device is merely a touchscreen display with battery and extended ports. Pitched to run Ice cream sandwich which aims to unify both the smartphone and tablet UI in Android. ASUS has currently shown off the mockups alone, It will probably launch after Google officially announces Ice cream Sandwich.
Hope atleast this doesn’t get supply issues like how the Transformer got. So, are you interested in saving up for a device like this ?
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