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ASUS ENGT240 Review

gotdamojo06    -   February 7, 2010
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Testing:

Testing the ASUS ENGT240 is not a challenge, so much as determining what kind of gaming performance this card is capable of. The computing attributes make it a card that will help improve the everyday experience of a computer for the mainstream user. To test out the ENGT240 gaming credentials, I will run the card through the OverclockersClub suite of benchmarks, but since it won't be able to deliver playable frame rates at the settings I typically use, I will reduce the settings to a level that gives an expectation of playability. In reality, this card will most likely find its home in a mainstream computer with a 17" to 19" LCD panel in a home office or in the family computer. Testing will be limited from 1280x1024 to 1920x1200, with the revised settings listed at the top of each game page. 1280x1024 should be playable in all the games in the suite, so let's get to it and see if we can make it playable. Of course, overclocking will be part of the exercise. The drivers used for this test will be Catalyst 9.10 for all ATI cards and 191.07 for the NVIDIA cards.

 

Comparison Video Cards:

 

Overclocking:

Overclocked settings:

  • ASUS 630/1534/1860

The ASUS ENGT240 was quite simple to overclock. I started by bumping up the memory clocks by 20MHz, until it became unstable, bringing it down 5MHz at a time and then retesting. This got me all the way up to 1860MHz. Once I had the memory overclocked as high as I could run benchmarks, it was time to move onto the GPU - this was just as simple as the memory. I started working my way upwards, bumping by only 10MHz at a time on the GPU, running a few benchmarks at the new clock speed to determine stability. I was able to get it all the way up to 645MHz for a few of the benchmarks, however it did keep crashing in a few, so I was forced to bump it down a little bit to 630MHz, which is lower than the Inno3D GT240 card that I recently worked on. The end result was an overclock of 14.5% on the GPU, 14.7% on the shaders, and only 9.4% on the memory. I was quite impressed that during all the testing, the GPU never got higher than 64°C.

 

  • Video:
  1. Far Cry 2
  2. Crysis Warhead
  3. Darkest of Days
  4. Call of Duty: World at War
  5. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  6. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  7. Resident Evil 5
  8. Left 4 Dead
  9. 3DMark 06 Professional
  10. 3DMark Vantage



  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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