Posted September 28, 2018 12:07:38 Asus has launched two new VPUs for the entry-level enthusiast, the VPU8X and VPU1660.
Both models are priced between $300 and $450, but there’s no word on when we’ll see them.
Asus has already announced the Vpu8X, but the company hasn’t yet announced the 1660, so we can’t say for sure if the two are a single card or a combo card.
Both of these new Vpu cards are built on the company’s new 8X processor, and both will support the latest Intel chipsets, though Intel’s 1660 does have some of the company.
The VPU is powered by the Intel Core i7-8700HQ processor, a 2.7GHz, 16-core chip with 8MB of L3 cache, 128MB of DDR3L RAM, a 512MB VRAM cache, and a dual-channel audio controller.
The company also added a 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU.
Both VPU models support DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.4, and support up to 64GB of memory.
Asus also said the Vpans are compatible with the company-sponsored AMD Radeon R9 295X2, R9 290X, R7 260X, and R7 200X.
Both cards will support DirectX 12.1.