The card sports a standard dual-DVI output configuration, along with a composite video output. All of the usual output options are covered with included adapters.
The clock speeds here are similar to those of the reference card: 740 MHz on the core, 1,836 MHz on the shaders, and 1,100 MHz (2,200 MHz DDR) on the memory.
We overclocked the card using Asus’ bundled SmartDoctor utility. It’s a fairly standard utility with all the requisite settings we needed to get a good boost out of our ENGTS250 test sample.
The core overclock we achieved was very good for a GeForce GTS 250. We realized a 100 MHz increase on the core and 104 MHz from the shaders.
The memory also provided a reasonable boost, but it didn’t take us as far as we would have hoped. The highest stable memory clock we could achieve was 1,174 MHz (2,348 DDR).
(Ed.: it's worth noting here that you can achieve similar overclocking results, and set up custom profiles, using Nvidia's own System Tools with ESA support tool, found here)
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- Asus ENGTS250 Dark Knight 1G, Cont’d
- Zotac GeForce GTS250 AMP! Edition
- Zotac GeForce GTS250 AMP! Edition, Cont’d
- Asus ENGTX260 Matrix
- Asus ENGTX260 Matrix, Cont’d
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- MSI N260GTX Lightning Black Edition, Cont’d.
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Synthetic Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
- Game Benchmarks: Crysis
- Game Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead
- Game Benchmarks: Fallout 3
- Game Benchmarks: World In Conflict
- Game Benchmarks: Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Overclocking Benchmarks
- Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks