Written by Andreas G 28 May 2008 11:37
ASUS will have a number of new products to unveil during the upcoming Computex 2008 event and we've now received some information about a couple of these. One of the more interesting additions will be ASUS EN9600GT Matrix, a graphics card based on NVIDIA's latest mid-range chip. Maybe not the most exciting for the fastidious gamers or enthusiasts, but NVIDIA's graphics circuit does sport some 3D calculation power. Those who value a quiet computer will want to look closer at this card though.
GeForce 9600GT brings NVIDIA's latest technologies for hardware acceleration of HD video formats, which by itself makes it a suitable card for HTPC/Media Center PC. ASUS has taken things one step further though by equipping it with a specially designed cooler, which it compares to a hybrid car.
The cooler consists of a large aluminum heatsink with heatpipes, which will be enough to keep the card cool when watching movies or doing less stressful tasks, but in case you do want to game a bit, there's also a fan that will kick in when the temperatures rise. Besides all of this, ASUS has spent some time designing the cooler, giving it a sleek and clean look.
Further strengthening its position as a good HTPC candidate, ASUS has equipped ASUS EN9600GT Matrix with both an HDMI jack and optical sound output. More information about the card will be unveiled during Computex, but below is a high-res pictures for you to enjoy until further.