ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review :: ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Bundle

11-28-2008 · Category: Hardware -

By Ben Sun
  • ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower card
  • VGA Driver CD
  • Multi-Language Installation CD
  • DVI to HDMI adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • HDMI Cable
  • 6-pin to dual Molex adapter
  • HDTV Cable

ASUS usually is very generous with their bundles and the bundle included with their EN9800GT HybridPower video card is not an exception. They include both a HDMI to DVI converter and a DVI to VGA converter allowing the user a choice of what type of monitor they want to use with their new video card. The HDMI audio cable allows the video card to be used as a soundcard.


ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Box

Box

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Box rear

Box rear

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Card in box

Card in box

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Bundle

Bundle


Software wise, the ASUS card comes with the drivers on the CD, ASUS Gamer OSD, ASUS Smart Doctor and ASUS Video Security Online software. I always recommend using the latest drivers off NVIDIA's website as the drivers on the CD are 175.31, which are rather dated. NVIDIA has released 180.48 drivers in the last week which contains performance improvements and integrates PhysX into the NVIDIA driver Control Panel.


ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review PhysX control panel

PhysX control panel

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Test Settings

Test Settings

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Color

Color

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review 3D settings with preview

3D settings with preview


GamerOSD is an application that allows the gamer to overclock the graphics card during games. You can capture video of your gameplay and let friends watch the video as you are playing the game. Another function of OSD allows you to take screenshots of the game while it is in operation. The user can adjust the gamma, brightness and contrast values while playing the game. Video Security Online allows you to use your graphics card as a security camera.


ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review GamerOSD

GamerOSD

ASUS EN9800GT HybridPower Video Card Review Smart Doctor

Smart Doctor