Asus launched a new overclocked GeForce 8600 GT graphics card - the ASUS EN8600GT TOP.
This graphics card features a 600MHz core, 1485MHz shaders, 1008MHz 256MB DDR3 memory and a 128-bit memory bus. ASUS claims these overclocks help the card to score 5889 in 3DMark06 - 40% more than a non-overclocked standard GeForce 8600 GT:
With the unified architecture of the GeForce 8 Series, NVIDIA utilizes stream processors to dynamically allocate processing power depending on the workload of the application. Therefore, performance and efficiency upgrades can be achieved by overclocking these stream processors. With the EN8600GT TOP, gamers can expect stream processor clock performance boosts from 1188MHz up to an incredible 1458MHz. Secondly, to provide gamers with the best overclocking experience, the EN8600GT TOP is upgraded with 1ns memory modules – harnessing the high speed capabilities of these super fast memory modules for the best overclocking capabilities for memory speeds. Such never-before-seen performance upgrades help raise the EN8600 GT TOP’s 3DMark06 score from 4185 to 5889 – an astonishing 40% improvement in speed to any other reference designed board. Gamers will now feel the adrenaline rush of unprecedented gaming performance only with the ASUS EN8600GT TOP/HTDP/256M.