Technical Specifications
NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
  • Unified shader architecture
  • GigaThread™ technology
  • Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10
    • Geometry shaders
    • Geometry instancing
    • Streamed output
    • Shader Model 4.0
  • Full 128-bit floating point precision through the entire rendering pipeline
NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine
  • 16x full screen anti-aliasing
  • Transparent multisampling and transparent supersampling
  • 16x angle independent anisotropic filtering
  • 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting with anti-aliasing
    • 32-bit per component floating point texture filtering and blending
  • Advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture, and z-data
  • Support for normal map compression
  • Z-cull
  • Early-Z
NVIDIA SLI® Technology1
  • Patented hardware and software technology allows two GeForce-based graphics cards to run in parallel to scale performance and enhance image quality on today's top titles.
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology 2
  • Dedicated on-chip video processor
  • High-definition H.264, VC-1, MPEG2 and WMV9 decode acceleration
  • Advanced spatial-temporal de-interlacing
  • HDCP capable 3
  • Noise Reduction
  • Edge Enhancement
  • Bad Edit Correction
  • Inverse telecine (2:2 and 3:2 pull-down correction)
  • High-quality scaling
  • Video color correction
  • Microsoft® Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) support

Advanced Display Functionality
  • Dual-link DVI outputs for digital flat panel display resolutions up to 2560x1600
  • Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for analog display resolutions up to and including 2048x1536 at 85Hz
  • Integrated HDTV encoder provides analog TV-output (Component/Composite/S-Video) up to 1080i/1080p resolution
  • NVIDIA nView® multi-display technology capability
  • 10-bit display processing
Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™
  • Full DirectX 10 support (see above similar comment)
  • Dedicated graphics processor powers the new Windows Vista Aero 3D user interface
  • VMR-based video architecture
High Speed Interfaces
  • Designed for PCI Express® x16
  • Designed for high-speed GDDR3 & cost-competitive DDR2 memory
Operating Systems
  • Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Windows XP/Windows XP 64
  • Linux
API Support
  • Complete DirectX support, including Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0
  • Full OpenGL® support, including OpenGL 2.1
1 - SLI technology available only on select GeForce 8600M notebook GPUs
2 - Feature requires supported video hardware and software. Features may vary by product.
3- Requires other compatible components that are also HDCP capable.


 
 
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