Date: December 8th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
So what do you exactly get for US$85-$90 when you purchase Asus' ENGT430 mainstream videocard.
Asus supplied the usual driver and manual CD, a basic user's manual. Nothing else was included which is how Asus keeps the cost of this videocard down to a minimum.
The hardware kit consisted of two I/O plate blanks to allow the consumer to customize this card to meet their particular installation needs. This is especially helpful when the consumer has chosen a smaller HTPC case for their build.
And finally you have the videocard itself. Simplicity seems to be the theme with this particular graphics card with its low profile design. The only standout feature is the attached GPU cooler which in relative terms is actually quite large for low profile card. This should lead to some decent VPU cooling even when installed in a smaller case with less than standard airflow. In the pages ahead I will discuss just how well this cooler will keep your card even under 100% load conditions.