FREMONT, CA (October 13, 2008) – For the enthusiast seeking the utmost control from their video solution, ASUS has today released the new EN9800GT MATRIX/HTDI/512M for North America. Combining cutting-edge thermal technology and unique Republic of Gamers (ROG) tweaking features, this video card provides an unrivaled visual experience.
  • Integrated hardware and software performance controls
  • Accurate adjustments of the GPU and memory voltages
  • Complete monitoring of the GPU/memory/Power IC/ambient temperatures
  • Complete monitoring of the GPU/memory/board power consumption
  • Automatic fan speed control according to GPU load
  • Power savings that surpass generic boards

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The Perfect Answer to Your Gaming Needs
Daring lines, a futuristic Hybrid Cooler and a black circuit board brand the EN9800GT MATRIX as a piece of top-notch gaming hardware; while the prominently displayed ROG logo promises extreme performance. Equipped with the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (S.H.E.), Hybrid Cooler technology and iTracker, users can expect a 15% performance boost in 3D mode. In 2D modes, the card can be configured for 30% less power consumption, less heat and thus quieter cooling.

Auto Hardware Detection and Adjustments with Super Hybrid Engine
The intelligent Super Hybrid Engine works via a two-fold process. It first gathers detailed information about the GPU load, temperature, memory load and power IC. Next, it optimizes a solution for the best performance. S.H.E. recalculates in real-time, without requiring additional tinkering from users – making it easy to achieve multi-level GPU and memory voltage adjustments for tweaked-out graphical performance or optimal energy saving.

Hybrid Cooler for Auto-managed Proactive Cooling
Inspired by Hybrid cars of the same namesake, the Hybrid Cooler combines performance with power saving in mind. The fan automatically ramps according to advanced GPU load detection – providing users with proactive cooling and energy savings during stages of lower power utilization – much like real Hybrid cars.

iTracker Offers Easy User Selection for the Most Suitable Usage
The iTracker software offers 4 default profiles for entry-level gamers: Optimized Mode, Gaming Mode, Power Saving Mode, and Default mode. Additionally, a 5th profile – User Defined Mode, allows fine-tuned adjustment to GPU/shader/memory clock, GPU/memory voltage, and fan speed. iTracker also displays GPU/shader/memory clock, GPU/memory voltage, GPU loading, GPU/memory/power IC/ambient temperature, and fan speed all in real-time.

Up to 15% Faster in 3D Mode
In 3D modes, the GPU voltage can increase from 1.2V up to 1.301V, while memory adjusts from 1.9V up to 1.92V. This boosts the GPU from 600MHz to 750Mhz, shader clock from 1800Mhz to 2000MHz, and memory clock from 1512MHz to 1753Mhz. These performance enhancements raise the EN9800GT MATRIX’s 3DMark Vantage Extreme Mode score from 2013 to 2308 – a 15% speed improvement when compared to reference designs.

Up to 30% Power Saved and Quiet Cooling in 2D Mode
In 2D modes, less power consumption is required, and the EN9800GT MATRIX can under-volt its GPU from 1.2v to 0.9v, and memory from 1.9V to 1.8V. Furthermore, the Auto Phase Switch technology optimizes the power supplied by the power phase for maximum power efficiency. By combining the exceptional voltage reduction with the Auto Phase Switch technology, the EN9800GT MATRIX’s power consumption lowers from 46.27W to 32.44W – a 30% savings from reference designs. Additionally, the Hybrid Cooler reduces fan rotation speed in 2D modes – allowing users to enjoy quieter computing environments.