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ASUS ENGT240 Review

gotdamojo06    -   February 7, 2010
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Specifications:

Process
40nm
Transistors
133 Million
Engine Clock
550MHz
Shaders
96
Die Size
727 mm²
Texture Fillrate
17.6 GTexel/s
ROP
8
Pixel Fillrate
4.4 GPixel/s
Bus Width
128 Bit
Memory Type
512MB GDDR5
Memory Clock
1700MHz GDDR5
Bus Interface
PCI-E 2.0 x16
Memory bandwidth
119.0 GB/s

 

Features:

  • NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
    Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
  • NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology1
    CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
  • NVIDIA PhysX® Technology2
    GeForce GPU support for PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
  • NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Support
    GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA 3D Vision, bringing a fully immersive stereoscopic 3D experience to the PC. A combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software, 3D Vision transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. In addition, you can watch 3D movies and 3D digital photographs in eye popping, in crystal-clear quality.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Support
    Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience. By taking advantage of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make today’s PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want.
  • DirectCompute Support
    Full support for DirectCompute, Microsoft’s GPU computing API.
  • OpenCL Support
    Full support for OpenCL GPU computing API.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
    Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
  • GigaThread™ Technology
    Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
  • NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
    Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
  • 16x Anti-aliasing Technology
    Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
  • 128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting
    Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects— with support for anti-aliasing.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
    Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. NVIDIA® GeForce® drivers provide the best out-of-box experience for every user and deliver continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
  • OpenGL® 3.2 Optimization and Support
    Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
  • Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
    Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
  • Dual-link DVI Support
    Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
  • HDMI 1.3a Support
    Fully integrated support for HDMI 1.3a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound.
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technology3
    The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
  • Hardware Decode Acceleration
    Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD and SD movies without the need for a dual or quad-core CPU.
  • Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration
    Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience.
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhancement and Color Stretch
    Provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies on a scene by scene basis for spectacular picture clarity.
  • Dual-link HDCP Capable4
    Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc format, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
  • Enhanced Error Resilience
    Correct errors or losses in broadcast content to ensure crisp, high quality playback.
  • Advanced Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
    Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
  • High-Quality Scaling
    Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
  • Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
    Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
  • Bad Edit Correction
    When videos are edited, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
  • Noise Reduction
    Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
  • Edge Enhancement
    Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 Support
    DirectX 10.1 GPU with Shader Model 4.1 support.

 

 

Information courtesy of NVIDIA @ http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt_240_us.html




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Instalation: Drivers and Programs
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Far Cry 2
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Darkest of Days
  9. Testing: Call of Duty: World at War
  10. Testing: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  11. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  13. Testing: Left 4 Dead
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Conclusion
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