NVIDIA has just recently announced a more wallet-friendly lineup, and ASUS have been quick to get them out in the market. This time around ,we take a look at the ASUS GT 640.
The ASUS GT 640 features a myriad of display output options to choose from, including two DVI-D ports, one HDMI and one VGA port. In terms of cooling, the GT 640 also has one 10mm fan cooling the entire board, which is decent enough, considering that the card is not all too big.
One of the best things about the GT 640 is also how the card does not require an external PCIe power to power the card as it draws its own power from the motherboard. This is especially useful for enthusiasts who are looking to build mini PCs or HTPCs for the living room.
Also, as the GT 640 is powered by Kepler chips, the card is also capable of supporting multiple displays, up to four monitors, in fact, with its built-in NVIDIA Surround technology. This is especially good if you want to build a work PC with a smaller budget.
In terms of performance, the GT 640 performs admirably well with some of today’s latest games, such as Torchlight2 ,Borderlands and Civilization V. The games does not very well on the higher settings, but on medium with AA turned off, we managed to get 30FPS without too much with the card.
A downside to owing this card of course is the fact that it lacks a Display Port option. So for those of you who own a Display Port monitor may want to check if there are any other display output options before deciding to buy this card.
The ASUS GT 640 is a great GPU to have especially if you are on a budget or you are looking to build as small PC for home use or a work PC with multiple monitors. The card works extremely well for HD media ,so your family and friends can enjoy watching movies without having to worry about lag and such.
Chipset : NVIDIA GTX 640
Core clock speed: 900 MHz
Memory size : 2GB DDR3