AUS EN9600 Silent graphics card released

Posted on Sunday, Mar 30 2008 @ 03:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A couple of days ago ASUS released a silent GeForce 9600 GT graphics card that features their zero decibel V-engine cooling solution.
The V-Cool Heatsink’s super racing car engine design stands as a testament to the unique and high-precision craftsmanship from ASUS; and combines a stylish outlook with powerful cooling performance. Phasing in the V-Engine concept*, the ideally arranged V-fins dissipate heat evenly with a minimum of space required; while the high-density zipper array fin module utilizes the Intercooler technology** to maximize the surface area exposed to the air to help heat dissipation. Additionally, three powerful heatpipes are arranged to enable the average temperature on the heatsink to enhance heat transfer effects, and the special material aluminum alloy used is lighter and provides excellent thermal conductivity. With such specialized features, the V-Cool Heatsink can quickly transfer heat away from the GPU and lower temperatures by a whopping 10ºC in comparison to reference design boards with 0dB noise generated.



Graphics Engine

GeForce 9600GT

Video Memory

512M DDR3

Engine Clock

650 MHz

Shader Clock


Memory Clock

1.8GHz (900MHz DDR3)

Memory Interface

256 bit

DVI Max. Resolution

2560 * 1600

Bus Standard

PCI Express 2.0

DVI Output

DVI-I * 2

HDCP compliant


HDMI Output

YES, via DVI to HDMI adaptor**

D-Sub Output

YES, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor

HDTV Output

YES, via HDTV Out cable

TV Output

YES, via S-Video to Composite

Adaptor/Cable Bundled

DVI-to-D-Sub adaptor
HDTV-out cable
Power Cable
DVI-to-HDMI adaptor
S/PDIF cable

Software Bundled

ASUS Utilities & Driver


**To enable HDMI audio out function, a motherboard with internal S/PDIF header and the correct connection of S/PDIF cable with graphics card and motherboard are needed.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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