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Post Date: 2008-10-11

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Asus will have five Dark Knight cards

Two 9800GTX+ and three HD 4870




According to a press release, Asus is going to have a total of five cards that will be cooled by their new Dark Knight cooler. Two of these cards, the 9800GTX+ based ones, were announced two weeks ago and now Asus decided to strap the same cooler on ATI's HD 4870 cards.

The two cards that are based on Nvidia's 9800GTX+ will work at 775MHz and 740MHz for the GPU, 1,180MHz (2.36GHz) and 1,100MHz (2.2GHz) for the same 512MB of GDDR3 memory, 1,950MHz and 1,836MHz for Shaders. As you can see from these specs, the first one is factory overclocked and it will be a part of Asus' famous TOP series, while the second one will use the Dark Knight cooler but at reference clocks.

The ATI HD 4870-based cards are a bit more interesting, as Asus decided to do three of them, one at reference clocks, one that will be a part of the TOP series and naturally will be factory overclocked, and one that will have 1GB of GDDR5 memory. The HD 4870 with 1GB will have the same reference clocks of 750MHz for the core and 900MHz (3.6GHz effective) for that 1GB of GDDR5 memory. The TOP series, on the other hand, works at 815MHz for the core and comes with 512MB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 925MHz (3.7GHz effective). We aren't quite impressed by the memory overclock, as we have seen some cards that are rated to work at 4.0GHz effective for the memory.

All cards will come with a special bundled leather mouse pad and all of them will be cooled by Asus' Dark Knight cooler. We just don't see Asus' point with such a name for the cooler, but it seems to perform well.





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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2008 at 3:02pm
damn and i already bought my two ati 4870's from visiontekSleepy
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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2008 at 3:05pm
oh..sorry ...
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  Quote Randy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2008 at 6:38pm
It sounds like they are trying to use the recent popularity of the Dark Knight movie. To sell these lol.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Oct 2008 at 6:41pm
LOL the first time I saw it, I was thinking the same exact thing
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