Asus, one of the world’s largest producers of computer components, on Tuesday announced what it calls the world's first hardware based real-time overclocking device for desktop graphics cards, which will be bundled with the Asus EN8600 GT OC Gear graphics card.
Asus’ real-time overclocking device must be installed into a spare 5.25” bay and connected through an internal 4-pin USB connector. A LED display shows real-time graphic card information including the GPU temperature and the current FPS, while specially developed software will allow end-users to adjust various settings by using a simple knob.
The user-friendly knob allows timely adjustments by simply pressing it to switch menu options including volume, GPU clock, and fan speed to suit different game requirements. The OC gear also allows gamers to conveniently overclock, control system settings, and keep an eye on temperatures from the front of the chassis.
The EN8600 GT OC Gear graphics card from Asus is equipped with 256MB of high-speed 1ns GDDR3 memory as well as high-performance cooling system, with such a configuration, according to Asus, users can expect up to 30% enhanced overclocking performance and gaming experiences. Pricing and availability information have not been announced yet.