|NVIDIA® unified architecture
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
Massivelymulti-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support
World's first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
NVIDIA SLI® Technology1
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates:
16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) : Dramatically increased performance over our prior genereation notebook GPUs for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the ultimate out-of-box experience and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
PCI Express Support
Designed to run with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry's large and high resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.
Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
NVIDIA's fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the ultimate experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology2
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
Discrete, Programmable Video Processor: NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.
PowerMizer 7.0 Technology
Hardware Decode Acceleration: Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.
HDCP Capable3: Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
Advanced Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing: Sharpens interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
High-Quality Scaling: Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction): Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video, providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
Bad Edit Correction: When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
Video Color Correction: NVIDIA's Color Correction Controls, such as Brightness, Contrast and Gamma Correction let you compensate for the different color characteristics of various RGB monitors and TVs ensuring movies are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out regardless of the video format or display type.
Integrated SD and HD TV Output: Provides world-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component, or DVI connections. Supports resolutions up to 1080i/1080p depending on connection type and TV capability.
Noise Reduction: Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
Edge Enhancement:Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
The seventh generation of NVIDIA's advanced hardware power management technology intelligently adapts to the user's need for longer battery life and improved performance by reducing notebook power consumption and heat generation for the graphics subsystem.
1 - SLI technology available only on select GeForce 8600M notebook GPUs.
2 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
3 - Requires other HDCP-compatible components.