ASUS has officially announced their video card based on NVIDIA’s new GeForce GT 430 GPU, and it’s the rather extravagantly finned but unwieldily named ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3. A low-profile card with VGA, DVI and HDMI outputs, the new card has 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 700MHz engine clock and 128-bit memory interface, along with the GT 430’s 96 CUDA cores.
That, ASUS say, is good enough to drive up to a 2560 x 1600 display from the DVI port. The card PCB itself measures 6.3 x 2.8 inches, and ASUS throw in two brackets – one regular, one low-profile – to suit whatever case you’re using.
Finally there’s a special fan design which ASUS ambitiously describe as “dust proof” and reckon will extend the life of the card by up to 25-percent. It’ll go on sale this week, price tba.
THE ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3 (LP) LOW PROFILE GRAPHICS CARD
“Ideal for the Home Theatre and Blu-ray 3D Entertainment”
ASUS has today announced the latest addition to its Fermi series of DirectX® 11 graphics cards with ENGT430/DI/1GD3 (LP).
Powered by the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT430 graphics processor, the ASUS-designed PCI-Express® 2.0 ENGT430/DI/1GD3 (LP) card is ideal for home theatre enthusiasts and casual gamers. Built using a specially designed low profile PCB (printed circuit board), the ASUS ENGT430 includes NVIDIA® PureVideo™ engine that accelerates even Blu-ray 3D media. Its use of the highest quality components, including ASUS Dust-Proof fan, GPU Guard, and Fuse Protection ensures that the ASUS ENGT430 remains stable and reliable for long-term use.
· Perfect for home theatre PC with low profile design (low profile bracket is included) and watch latest movie titles in full 1080p 3D fidelity with Blu-ray 3D acceleration
· 25%* longer card lifespan with unique Dust-Proof fan
· Enhanced durability with GPU Guard that prevents cracking and fracturing, even increasing drop and shock damage resistance, and Fuse Protection that prevents overcurrent-related loss of performance.
* Subject to system configuration and usage. Results may vary.
The ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3 (LP) will be available from October 11th, 2010 from authorized ASUS resellers.