Experience high definition worlds, lifelike characters, and forces of nature so powerful that your palms sweat and your heart races with every frame. Beyond games, watch Blu-ray movies and transcode video up to 7X faster than traditional CPUs1.
Introducing NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA talks with developers about GeForce GTX 200 performance for their games
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 200 GPUs take gaming and effects beyond levels previously seen before
Medusa demo by NVIDIA and NVIDIA® PhysX™ Technology, and NaturalMotion.
More than just games - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 200 GPUs accelerate the latest consumer applications
Video transcoding from Elemental Technologies and the Stanford Folding@home project
Gaming that shakes you to the core With more gaming horsepower than ever before and 1GB of memory, the GeForce GTX 280 GPU’s 240 processing cores make games such as Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures and Bionic Commando® feel like the real thing. Its powerful NVIDIA PhysX™ technology creates rich, immersive physical effects with stunningly accurate realism. Experience absolute immersion and a 50% pure performance boost than prior generation GPUs with the GeForce GTX 280 GPU.
The power to take you beyond Beyond the field of play, GeForce GTX 280 seamlessly shifts tasks from the CPU to the GPU, allowing you to dive into the latest Blu-ray movie, surf the web in 3D, or transcode video to a personal video player up to 7x faster than traditional CPUs1. Now you can work and play at full speed.
1 – Requires application support for CUDA technology.
2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture: Second generation architecture delivers up to 50% more gaming performance over the first generation through 240 enhanced processing cores that provide incredible shading horsepower.
NVIDIA PhysX™-Ready1: GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology2: Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology3: CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processing cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks – such as video encoding – delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology4 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.
NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology5 Lets you switch from the GeForce GTX 280 graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphically-intensive applications for a quiet, low power PC experience.
1 The GeForce GTX 280 GPU ships with hardware support for NVIDIA PhysX technology. NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Refer to www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more information. 2 NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GTX 280 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 280 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components. 3 Requires application support for CUDA technology. 4 Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product. 5 Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™-enabled motherboard.
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
Memory Interface Width
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology**
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
Certified for Windows 7
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum VGA Resolution
Standard Display Connectors
HDTV Dual Link DVI
Audio Input for HDMI
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
4.376 inches (111 mm)
10.5 inches (267 mm)
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
Minimum Recommended System Power (W)
Supplementary Power Connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
- The number of processor cores may vary by model. - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product. - Playback of HDCP-protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components. - Certain GeForce GPUs ship with hardware support for NVIDIA PhysX technology. NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Refer to www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more information. - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GPU must be paired with an identical GPU, regardless of graphics card manufacturer. SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components. - Requires external DisplayPort transmitter. 10-bit per component scanout requires future GeForce driver support. - Memory interface width may vary by model. - Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™- enabled motherboard.
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Medusa by NVIDIA®
The Medusa demo is a NVIDIA's interpretation of the legendary snake-headed woman who's venomous gaze turned her victims to stone. You'll see we've taken a few liberties on this mythological tale.
Medusa was designed to showcase the power and performance of NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 200 GPUs…Taking your gaming and effects beyond levels previously seen before.