ASUS V7700 Deluxe

ASUS is well known for their superb motherboards, which are highly regarded within the hardware community. This Taiwanese manufacturer has excelled in semiconductor market in the past year, with such releases as the CUSL2, which was one of the first motherboards to be based on Intel's i815E chipset. What are their strengths? Stability, and features.

Contrary to popular belief ASUS is not a novice in the graphic card market, but they are veterans. This veteran status really began with the release of their popular TNT based V3400, which received excellent reviews. From that point on ASUS entered a much bigger arena, in which manufacturers such as Creative Labs fight for the crown, and your money. Each manufacturer has its own strategy to make their card distinguishable from the competition; Hercules has added RAM-heatsinks, Creative Labs has reduced their prices, and ASUS has decided to tackle this issue with features, and lots of them. This is not surprising because they have done this in the past, with the "Deluxe" version of their V6600 and V6800 cards. Today we are looking at their latest offering, which is very similar to the V6600/V6800 Deluxe, but is based on the newest NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS from NVIDIA.

V7700 Features (Courtesy of ASUS)

AGP-V7700 is Powered by the Latest 2nd Generation GPU

World's First GigaTexel Shading GPU
Per-Pixel shading control
128-bit DDR Memory
Hardware Full-scene anti-aliasing
AGP support
0.18 inch micro technology
1/2 the power dissipation of GeForce256TM
100 percent software compatible with GeForce256TM
Hyper TexelTM Shading Mechanism
256-bit Parallel Pixel-Pipe Design
Per-pixel dot product 3 bump mapping
Full speed dual-texture pixel-fill capacity
8 texels per clock shader
1.6GB/s texels (800M pixels) fill rate
NVIDIA shading rasterized (NSR) featuring
ASUS SmartDoctorTM Technologies
Take care of your valuable system to provide the best safety with
SmartCoolingTM Technology
Dynamic Overclocking
Over-heat Protection
Fan RPM Monitoring
AGP Power Level Monitoring
ASUS VideoSecurity Features
The auto-notification system serves as your private security or reception system
Detects and monitors any environmental deviation from the user-configurable norm
Users can define the response procedures once any unusual condition is detected
Capture the detected unusual condition in high quality AVI file
Take a single/multiple snapshots of the detected object
Send a warning e-mail with photo to the user-defined address
Make a phone call to the user-defined phone number
Execute other security control programs
Full digital technology used is better than VCR-type video security systems
QuadEngineTM Architecture
Four Independent Pipelined Engines
Industry-leading 3D performance
25M triangles/sec
- Sustained DMA, tranform/clip/light, setup, rasterize and render rate
Super-piplelined design
- Very low latency between engines
High Quality Video Playback
DVD Acceleration
Full frame rate DVD to 1080i resolution
Full precision subpixel accuracy to 1/16 pixel
Video Overlay
5 horizontal, 3 vertical taps
8:1 up/down scaling
Independent hue, saturation and brightness controls in hardware
AGP 4X with Fast Write
Enables CPU to send data directly to GPU
System memory bus free to perform other functions
Balanced design increases overall system performance
Superior 2D Performance
256-bit 2D rendering pipeline
4 pixels per clock on all scaled and indexed image operations
1GB/s CPU-to-GPU memory via AGP 4X with Fast Writes
The Card

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