ASUS ENGT240 Reviewgotdamojo06 - February 7, 2010
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Taking the first look at the ASUS ENGT240, you'll notice that the heatsink/fan covers up just about the entire card from top to bottom and just about 75% of the card from end to end. The PCB of the board is a nice bright blue color. The heatsink/fan setup does not stick out too far, which is nice, as it won't interfere with any of the other components that you may have installed in the PCI slots next to it. The GT240 does come with 96 CUDA cores that are going to help you with your image/video editing software and reduce the rendering times that it would normally take. The large heatsink is going to help keep not only the GPU cool, but the GDDR5 chips that are placed under the cooler as well.
Looking at the outputs of the ENGT240, there is the standard DVI output, as well as D-Sub and HDMI outputs, which will come in handy as you are going to be able to use pretty much any type of display device that you want. The ENGT240 does use the PCI-E 2.0 standard, so you will need to make sure that your motherboard has a PCI-E slot that will allow the card to function properly.
When you remove the large heatsink/fan via the four screws on the back of the card, you'll get a view of the GPU and memory modules. The GPU is the GT215-450-A2 and the four memory modules that are installed on the card are by Samsung, with the model number of K4G10325FE HC05. Each memory module is 128MB. The GPU clocks in at 550MHz stock, with the Memory modules operating at 1700MHz stock.
Looking at the heatsink/fan setup itself, you can tell that it is designed quite similar to a stock CPU cooler - you have the large heatsink as the base that directly touches the GPU and memory modules where the heat will be transferred to the heatsink, which is going to be cooled by the fan that is installed atop of the heatsink .
After taking a close look at the ENGT240, it's time to look at the software that is bundled with the card and get it setup so we can use the card.