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Asus ENGT220/DI/1GD2


$119.00 Released September, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Works great with Linux-based HTPC software. On-card video decoding drastically reduces CPU usage - great for multitasking. A solid upgrade for those with onboard graphics.

The Cons:Integrated fan is small and noisy. Requires a 350 watt PSU - fairly power hungry given its capabilities. Included drivers are outdated - users must download the latest from NVIDIA's web site.

The Asus ENGT220/DI/1GD2 is a mid-range video card aimed at people looking for a low-cost solution that can handle most applications. This card should be able to deal with most day to day tasks easily, but won't be suitable for hardcore gamers.

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It has a moderate processor and a fair amount of memory, although the memory itself runs a bit slowly.

The processor is a 625MHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, working with 1Gb of DDR2 memory. There are outputs for VGA, DVI-I, and HDMI. For smaller PC cases, a low profile bracket is also included.

Features

  • 625MHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 processor
  • PCI-E 2.0
  • 1Gb DDR2 memory
  • 800 MHz ( 400 MHz DDR2 ) memory clock (128-bit)
  • VGA, DVI-I, HDMI outputs
  • HDCP support
  • 2560 x 1600 resolution
  • Low profile bracket bundled

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  • 1

    works great with Linux-based HTPC software

  • 1

    on-card video decoding drastically reduces CPU usage - great for multitasking

  • 1

    a solid upgrade for those with onboard graphics

  • 1

    performs well on simple games at lower resolutions

Cons
  • 4

    integrated fan is small and noisy

  • 1

    requires a 350 watt PSU - fairly power hungry given its capabilities

  • 1

    included drivers are outdated - users must download the latest from NVIDIA's web site

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