Asus V8460 Ultra Deluxe in the test: The video talent with shutter glasses

Asus V8460 Ultra Deluxe in the test: The video talent with shutter glasses

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As the name suggests , a Ti4600 chip from nVidia's GeForce4 series does its job on the card, paired with appropriate 128MB local Samsung RAMs in FBGA design with 2.8ns access time. Here you can find everything you need to know about storage.

Asus v8460ultra DeLuxe
RAM chip with 2.8ns

With a 300MHz GPU clock and 325MHz RAM clock, Asus fully adheres to nVidia's guidelines, although the RAM should be able to handle 357MHz according to its specified access time. In our case there was an A2 revision chip on the card. In terms of performance, no surprises should be expected, but more on that later.


As you can clearly see in the pictures, Asus is no longer satisfied with a standard cooler, nor are cooling measures for the memory. The cooling monster not only looks impressive, but also does its job very well, because in contrast to many cooling measures on other GeForce4 cards, this cooler is not made of aluminum, but is made entirely of copper except for the front cover plate. Of course, the weight of the card is correspondingly high. Just for fun, we've made the first little comparison here. :-)

Combat weight
Unit: Percent
    • Asus V8460 Ultra Deluxe
    • GeForce3

In absolute numbers That means a weight of approx. 200g for the Asus v8200pure, which is already equipped with a not exactly small cooler, and a mass of approx. 440g for the Asu v8460ultra DeLuxe. If you are worried about your AGP slot because of the heavy weight: You shouldn't forget that the housing, with which the card is also screwed, takes up a large part of the weight, so no reason to ring the alarm bells/p>

DVI-to-VGA adapter
Connection phalanx (almost) fullequipped

Furthermore there is now the deluxe version a small breakout cable to which either a CRT monitor or a TFT display can be connected. In addition to the obligatory DSub output and the DVI connection, a fully equipped ViVo connection for the optional connection of composite or S-Video in/out, as well as a jack connection for shutter glasses were accommodated on the slot bracket.

Thanks to the very matt lettering, the TV-in/out-chip is hardly recognizable on a picture and therefore only described in word here. In contrast to the TV-out-only products, it is not soldered on the back, but directly on the front between the GPU and the output strip. It comes from Philips, is called 'SAA7108E' and offers a variety of options for video viewing and editing.

TV mode jumper

Another interesting feature is the TV mode Jumper with which you can switch to the correct TV mode on the hardware side, so that you no longer have to worry about getting a model with an NTSC version that would only produce a black and white picture on standard TV sets. In this country, delivery is of course in the 'PAL' setting.

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