Asus Introduces Overclocked GeForce 8500GT
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Over the years, Asus has designated their overclocked graphics cards with the TOP label. Each TOP card benefits not only from higher core and memory speeds, but also from a superior cooling solution. Well today, Asus announced the EN8500GT TOP/HTP/256M, an uprated Geforce 8500GT.
Heres what they had to say:
ASUS - leading provider of high-performance graphics solutions, today introduced the ASUS EN8500GT TOP/HTP/256M. Featuring astonishing overclocking performances and a unique fansink design, the EN8500GT TOP will be released with the ASUS exclusive official World Touring Car Championship game RACE THE WTCC.
With the EN8500GT TOP, gamers can expect engine clock performance boosts from 450MHz up to an incredible 600MHz*. Such never-before-seen performance upgrade helps raise the 3DMark06 score from 2211 to 3043 an astonishing 37% faster than any other reference design boards. Gamers will be able to feel the adrenaline rush of gaming at unprecedented performance levels only with the ASUS EN8500GT TOP/HTP/256M.
What is even more impressive than the core overclock is the memory speed, which has been boosted from 800Mhz to 1400Mhz. This alone should provide a sizeable performance improvement. If Asus prices this card reasonably, it will surely dominate all other Geforce 8500GT offerings. Having said that, if you are a budget gamer, and dont mind losing Purevideo HD capability, you would probably be better off with a last-generation Geforce 7600GT card.
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