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Asus pushes go-faster graphics knob

Twiddle away
Tue May 29 2007, 13:55
THE NEW ASUS OCGEAR should make it knob-twiddling simple for gamers to increase the speeds on their graphics cards.

Remember the XG Station, Asus' take on the external graphics card for notebooks? That had a big dial on the front that you could use to ramp up clock speeds in a very physical way, eschewing all this software slider rubbish. The OCgear brings that same idea to a 5.25-inch drive bay.

Another product that you can expect to see at Computex, the Ocgear allows you to not only twiddle the GPU speeds, but you can also select to alter the fan speed and the volume of your system.

No details on how exactly it connects to the graphics card yet, but we suspect there is no hardware connection, merely some software that does the overclocking through the existing Nvidia Windows interface, but, you know, with a knob.

Will this make it easier for people to overclock? Probably. Will this lead to an increase in graphics cards being blown up? Almost certainly. µ


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