Tap into the horsepower of NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420 GPU for a visually-charged boost on your favorite applications. Edit your photos and HD videos and push the limits of your Web experience with a new generation of GPU-accelerated browsers like Internet Explorer 9. Level-up your game with the next-generation gaming architecture built from the ground up for DirectX 11. Take the latest 3D movies home with Blu-Ray 3D and GeForce.
GeForce your PC for the ultimate performance upgrade Tap into the horsepower of the GPU for a visually-charged boost on your favorite applications. GPU-accelerate the editing of your photos and HD videos and push the limits of your web experience with the new generation of GPU-accelerated browsers like Internet Explorer 9.
Dominate next generation DirectX11 gaming Level-up your game with a GeForce 400-series boost on your favorite DX9, DX10, and DX11 titles. And with NVIDIA GeForce Drivers, you get continuous performance optimizations for the life of your GeForce GPU.
Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support
DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
Blu-Ray 3D Support¹
Enable a theater quality 3D in your home with seamless support for 1080p Blu-Ray 3D discs across any compatible 3D viewing system over HDMI, including active-shutter glasses and passive polarized displays.
Hardware Video Decode Acceleration²
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.
TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming Support
Full support for TrueHD and DTS-HD advanced lossless multi-channel HD audio codecs brings the rich sound of the master recording to your living room.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
NVIDIA PhysX® Technology
Full support for PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
Support for HDMI output enables sending both high-definition video and audio signals to an HDTV via a single cable.³
Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
1 NVIDIA 3D Vision requires NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses and a 3D Vision-Ready display. See www.nvidia.com/surround for more information. 2 Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details. 3 Supported only on R260 or later.
Note: The below specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA's reference graphics card design. Graphics card specifications may vary by Add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the Add-in-card manufacturers' website for actual shipping specifications.
GPU Engine Specs:
Graphics Clock (MHz)
Processor Clock (MHz)
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
Memory Clock (MHz)
Standard Memory Config
2 GB DDR3
Memory Interface Width
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology**
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
Certified for Windows 7
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum VGA Resolution
Standard Display Connectors
VGA HDMI DVI-I
Audio Input for HDMI
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.