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ASUS V8200 Deluxe GeForce3

ASUSTeK (yes, that’s their real name) is one of the top motherboard manufacturers as many of you already know. They are known for quality, stability, and speed all rolled up into one package. They are known for some very popular motherboards such as the Asus P4T and VIA KT266 series and even their Intel 440BX series of motherboards. They also have other niches apart from their mainboard business, which include among other things, Video Cards. You may own or have heard of some of their previous offerings, including their very popular Asus V7xxx series of GeForce2 and GeForce2 MX cards. In fact, they have been making video cards based on other chipsets since even before the S3 Virge! Way back into the S3 Trio64 and ATI 264CT 2D graphics cards days! So there was plenty of experience and history going into their next “Enthusiast Level Graphics Card”, the Asus V8200 GeForce3 Deluxe. This is it here guys, the cream of the crop, the absolute highest end that Asus has to offer on the video card front. This puppy is loaded, and I mean loaded: GeForce3, 64MB DDR SDRAM, Video In, Video Out, VR Glasses, Video Capture, and Software Galore. All of which we will take a deep look at in our fifth GeForce3 based card to be reviewed here on the [H].

Looking at the first picture, the box, it’s just your standard Asus box here. Nothing too fancy about it, except for the fact that it is loaded with graphics and text meant to really show off the great features of the GeForce3, plus all of the software included within the box Toms Shoes Outlet . From the outside it may not look like you are getting much, just a regular video card, but once you open her up you will find much more than empty cardboard with an anti static bag tucked inside. In our second picture there is a good shot of the front of the video card, right off the bat even from this picture I’m sure you first noticed the big golden heatsink. We will get to this in a second. In our third pic is the back of the card, pretty sparse here, nothing much to look at, very clean. From a distance, and even sort of up close, the PCB appears black. However, if you shine a light directly on the PCB and look at it, it’s more of a very dark brown color, but in normal lighting and distance it does appear black.

All right, let’s get straight to that heatsink, since I’m sure many of you are drooling over it already. This heatsink fan combo is known as an All In One Heatsink + RAM Sink + FAN combo. Basically it’s one large heatsink that is fit over the core plus extended out to cover the RAM instead of having separate RAM sinks. Obviously this gives much more surface area to the heatsink, having the potential for it to capture more heat (if seated and ‘thermal pasted’ on correctly) then separate heatsinks. This heatsink combo is definitely more robust than other GeForce3 units I have tested. Mainly the Gainward and Morpheus GeForce3’s, they have an Orb type of HSF for the Core and separate larger RAM Sinks. The Morpheus in particular has larger RAM Sinks than the Gainward card, but the Asus’ RAM Sink extensions are larger than the Gainward’s RAM Sinks, but not as big as the Morpheus’ so they are in the middle depth wise. The depth of the heatsink that is over the core part is about the same as the Gainward and Morpheus. However, the fan on the Asus card is a tad smaller than that used on the Gainward and Morpheus GF3. How this all effects overclocking we will find out later 😉

In our first picture here we have a close up of the version number on the Asus GF3 Deluxe card. It reads “V8200/64M(TVR)”. I’m assuming the TV part is referring to the Video In and Out and the “R” or “VR” part so to speak is referring to the VR Glasses feature. In the second pic are the ports on this card, and it’s got plenty of them. From left to right: VR Glasses Connector, S Video In, VGA, S Video Out, Composite Out. It’s got everything! TV Out in S Video or Composite, and S Video In only via S Video. If you think about it, though, if you are goin Toms Shoes Outlet g to capture video you would want it in S Video for better image quality. And Toms Shoes Outlet of course we have the standard VGA and VR Glasses connector. The only thing it’s missing is a DVI port, though there really isn’t any room left on the card, so it would have to be supported via daughter card or some other means which would make it more costly.

Now to our software package, which it has NO shortcomings in! This is the most software I’ve seen packaged with a GeForce3 to date. In the first pic we have the Asus driver CD, S Video and Composite Cables, a complete V8200 Series Manual, and I mean complete, and a Q Toms Shoes Outlet uick Installation Quide, as well as the VR Glasses. In the second pic we have the meat of the software: Ulead Video Studio, Sacrifice, Messiah, Asus DVD 2000, 3Deep, Star Trek New Worlds, and Video Live Mail 4. Is that complete or what? In the third pic I have a close up of the VR Glasses.

Toms Shoes Outlet Asus Updates Eee Pad Transform

Asus Updates Eee Pad Transformer with Android 3

If there’s one thing a manufacturer like Asus understands, it’s how to service their existing customer base with timely updates for things like firmware and drivers. With their lineage in motherboards, where BIOS updates can be critical for compatibility and performance, a company like Asus knows how to work closely with ecosystem partners in an effort to roll out product updates and enhancements quickly. And so it’s no surprise they’re one of the first manufacturers out of the gate with a drop of the latest Android Honeycomb OS version 3.2 for their darling 10.1 inch slate, the Eee Pad Transformer.This Android release offers a few small but key enhancements to the OS including performance optimizations for tablets from all walks of life, not just Tegra 2 platforms like the Eee Pad Transformer. Here’s what the Android Developers release notes have to say about this release.Optimizations for a wider range of tabletsAndroid 3.2 includes a variety of optimizations across the system to ensure a great user experience on a wider range of tablet devices.Compatibility zoom for fixed sized appsAndroid 3.2 introduces a new compatibility zoom mode that gives users a new way to view fixed sized apps on larger devices. The new mode provides a pixel scaled alternative to the standard UI stretching for apps that are not designed to run on larger screen sizes, such as on tablets. The new mode is accessible to users from a menu icon in the system bar, for apps that need compatibility support.Media sync from SD cardOn devices that support an SD card, users can now load media files directly from the SD card to apps that use them. A system facility makes the files accessible to apps from the system media store.Extended API for managing screens supportAndroid 3.2 introduces extensions to the platform’s screen support API to give developers additional ways to manage application UI across the range of Android powered devices. The API includes new resource qualifiers and new manifest attributes that give you more precise control over how your apps are displayed on different sizes, rather than relying on generalized size categories.To ensure the best possible display for fixed sized apps and apps with limited support for various screen sizes, the platform also provides a new zoom compatibility mode that renders the UI on a smaller screen area, then scales it up to fill the space available on the display. For more information about the screen support API and the controls it provides, see the sections below.This update offers a much needed feature that Apple initially grappled with for the original iPad. What to do with all of these applications that were built for smartphones with smaller, lower resolution screens? Andr Toms Shoes Outlet oid’s new “Compatibility Zoom” mode allows the end user to utilize additional screen real estate on their tablet, though a legacy app may not support it natively.An3DBench in Compatibility Zoom ModeThe effect is actually not half bad, though obviously a bit grainy and aliased in spots, depending on the application you’re running. Since it’s an interpolated higher resolution rendering of the image, there really isn’t much you can do to maintain the fidelity of the original smaller image. Here we fired up An3DBench, and though the current “XL” version of the app supports tablets and larger screen sizes, this older version of the app was designed for handsets. Compatibility Zoom kicked in automatically after the first run, though we were prompted with a control screen the first time we started the app.In the case of An3DBench, zoom to fill screen mode is used but with some applications the option of either stretching or zooming to fill additional screen resolution is supported.Beyond Android 3.2’s updates, Asus added NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone app to their software bundle. Tegra Zone offers users a selection of games that are optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor. Some of the games here are popular cross platform titles while others are developed to take advantage of the the Tegra platform specifically. Think of Tegra Zone as an Android Market overlay for gaming with hand picked top titles suggested to you by NVIDIA.Performance wise, the 3.2 update is a bit of a mixed bag, from what we’ve seen so far. Graphics performance Toms Shoes Outlet in some areas has improved but overall performance has mostly remained flat or even dropped off a little in others.Emperor’s New Clothes is a low polygon count cloth simulation test, and as you can see, the 3.2 release lost a bit of ground here versus the Eee Pad’s 3.1 score. However, the high polygon count with alpha blending workload of the Magic Island test shows a marked improvement of almost 40% or so. NVIDIA apparently is still optimizing performance with Tegra 2, which is good to see.Finally, in the SunSpider Javascript benchmark we actually lost some ground again with the 3.2 release on the Eee Pad Transformer, to the tune of about 13% or so. The long and short of our quick look at performance with Android 3.2 is that where we saw drops in performance they seem to be marginal. However, in cases where we saw gains, the increases are in are more dramatic.Other Asus Refinements Asus also rolled out an upda Toms Shoes Outlet te to the Transformer’s keyboard dock and trackpad functionality that enables multitouch and multi gesture capabilities as well. Essentially all gestures that are available on the display in Android Honeycomb, now work on the touch pad of Toms Shoes Outlet of the Transformer’s keyboard. Pinch and zoom capability is there but, as we’ve seen with multitouch trackpad implementations in the past, it’s nowhere near as responsive as gestures are on the screen. Still, it’s a nice addition to better equip the keyboard dock with functionality that was previously only available when operating the tablet disconnected from the dock.It’s good to see Asus quickly rolling out new iterations of Google’s tablet OS. We’re hopeful to see other manufacturers follow suit with the same vigor. Samsung has already given us a preview of what they have in store with Android 3.2 as well, though they have yet to release it as an OTA update. Regardless, it appears that, as a tablet OS, Android is continuing to evolve nicely.

Toms Shoes Outlet ASUS U6S Ultraportable Noteboo

ASUS U6S Ultraportable Notebook

If you’re the type who wants to make a statement with your notebook, names like Apple, VAIO, and Alienware may come to mind. But what about ASUS? While you may know them best for their Toms Shoes Outlet motherboards and video cards, ASUS is a seasoned veteran when it comes to manufacturing notebooks, and they definitely make more than just EeePCs.

Besides being a notebook contract manufacturer for the likes of Dell, Sony, Samsung and Apple, ASUS also has their own lineup of ASUS branded notebooks, and over the years they have produced some of the most attractive notebooks you may never have heard of. If you haven’t flipped beyond the EeePC section of ASUS’ notebook catalog, you may be surprised by the massive, burgeoning selection of stylish notebooks they offer.

Thanks to the EeePC’s tremendous success which brought with it global mainstream and retail exposure, ASUS’ other notebooks are ready to burst onto the scene. With well over a dozen diffe Toms Shoes Outlet rent notebook lines, ASUS has something for almost everyone, and one area where ASUS is especially adept is the design of stylish fash Toms Shoes Outlet ion conscious notebooks.

While ASUS has several very attractive notebook series, the star of the show is definitely the U series. Each model in the series offers a seductive blend of portability, features and style. The modern U series currently consists of three models with a fourth one on the way. While all U series notebooks share the same sense of style and portability, they differ slightly on emphasis. Today we’ll be looking at the most well rounded of the bunch, the 12.1″ ASUS U6.

The ASUS U6 is best described as a full featured ultraportable laptop. Except for the relatively small 12.1″ LED backlit screen, the U6 offers all the same features of a standard full size notebook in a compact ultraportable body. Built on Intel’s fourth generation Centrino platform, also known as Santa Rosa, the U6 manages to cram the same level of performance as a full sized notebook into a small 3.5lb package. When fully equipped with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo T7700 processor, 4GB of RAM, 160GB hybrid hard drive, 128MB GeForce 8400M G, HSPDA and integrated DVD burner, it is not hard to see why this is a very attractive little machine.

The ASUS U6 comes in two flavors, the U6E and the U6S. The U6E comes with a glossy Pearl White paint jo Toms Shoes Outlet b and uses integrated Intel graphics while the U6S sports a 128MB GeForce 8400M G and comes in Mocha Brown. Besides that, the two are identical. For this review, we will be looking at the U6S.