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ASUS Launches First Stand-alone Color Processor with Modularized Graphics Card

ASUS launched the world's first stand-alone color processor with a modularized graphics card the ASUS Splendid MA3850M; which combines a video enhance card with the ASUS Splendid HD processor and a modularized VGA card. The ASUS Splendid HD processor increases image quality to deliver sharper, more vividly colored visual outputs without increasing CPU loadings; while automatically selecting the best possible display modes. Claimed to be on par with generic ATI Radeon HD 3850 VGA cards in terms of 3DMark performance, the Splendid MA3850M is able to reduce power consumption for more energy savings. Additionally, the overall length of the Splendid MA3850M is 27% shorter than generic ATI Radeon HD 3850 graphics cards allowing a perfect fit even for smaller-chassis users.

The ASUS Splendid HD processor utilizes the newest generation of Splendid video intelligence technology. This provides vibrant and fine-tuned images in conditions most favorable to the human eye, without any increase in CPU loading. The press release states that watching movies on PC monitors can now be as good as watching them on top-of-the-line consumer televisions, all thanks to the 7-region color enhancement, 12-bit gamma correction, real-time 2D peaking and dynamic contrast engine of this powerful chip. In addition, it automatically selects the best possible display modes with inclusions of a Photo Mode, Video Mode, and Game Mode. Furthermore, it allows users to adjust image sharpness and optimization according to the display panel.

The ASUS Splendid MA3850M also comes with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 GPU that supports the ATI PowerPlay technology.

With a length (17cm) that is shorter than generic ATI Radeon HD 3850 graphics cards (23.3cm), the Splendid MA3850M will still fit perfectly for smaller-chassis users. It is also designed on a stylish black circuit board, and the fansink and bracket exude a feeling of 'gamer-chic' making the Splendid MA3850M an attractive and physically appealing product for users to enjoy 3D Gaming and home theater at the same time. Last but not the least, the modularized design concept makes the graphics card able to be easily upgraded in the future.


Splendid MA3850M/HTDI/512M
Video & Graphics Engine ASUS Splendid HD & ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Engine Clock 668 MHz
Memory Clock 1.65GHz (828MHz DDR3)
Memory Interface 256-bit
DVI Max. Resolution 2560 * 1600 ( via DVI-I port )
Bus Standard PCI Express
DVI Output one DVI-D ( supporting Splendid ) and one DVI-I
HDCP compliant Yes
D-Sub Output YES, via DVI-I to D-Sub adaptor
HDTV Output YES, via HDTV Out cable
HDMI Output YES, via DVI-D to HDMI adaptor
Adaptor/Cable Bundled DVI-I to-D-Sub adapter
HDTV-out cable
DVI-D to-HDMI adaptor
Internal USB Cable
Software Bundled ASUS Utilities & Driver

Source: ASUS

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