ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review :: Bundle

05-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Ben Sun

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Side view

Side view

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Front Fan

Front Fan

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Rear Fan

Rear Fan

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Rear of card

Rear of card


ASUS has outfitted the card with a dual-slot cooling solution. The cooler is similar to that of the reference GTX260 with a huge difference. There are two 9-fin fans on the card. Each fan has the Republic of Gamer's logo on it. The card is 10.5" long, or one of the longer cards on the market today.


ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review SLI Bridges

SLI Bridges

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Power connectors

Power connectors

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Heatpipe

Heatpipe

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Capacitors

Capacitors


The top of the card has the two SLI bridges which allows this card to work together with one or two other GeForce GTX260 Core 216 cards to improve performance in games and applications that support SLI technology. Also on top of the card are the two 6-pin power connectors that the card requires to operate.


ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Fan power

Fan power

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review PCI Express

PCI Express

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Side view

Side view

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Memory chip

Memory chip


The rear of the card is where the mounting bracket for the GPU and the dual slot cooler is located. ASUS has four pins holding the graphics chip on the middle of the rear of he PCB. The Input/Output on this card consists of two Dual-Link DVI outputs and a HDTV output. This allows the card to connect two monitors of either analog or digital variety.


ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Rear

Rear

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Capacitors

Capacitors

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review Top view

Top view

ASUS ENGTX260MATRIX Video Card Review IO

IO