Redefine your gaming reality with the NVIDIA GeForce® 8600 GT 512MB PCI Express graphics card
And a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience. Power through games at record speeds and charge through game maps with vividly realistic, sun-up to sun-down HDR lighting effects while steering clear of mind-blowing physics effects such as explosions, fire, and smoke. Crank up 16x full-screen anti-aliasing without missing a beat - no jaggies, no worries. And relax watching your favorite movies with NVIDIA PureVideo? technology.
g NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series architecture extends to GeForce 8600 graphics processors. Offering unparalleled levels of graphics realism and performance for Microsoft DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 games for the pricepoint, GeForce 8600 graphics processors also include the groundbreaking 2nd generation PureVideo HD processor and full support for Windows Vista.
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Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™:
NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.
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™ Technology:
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on over 60 top PC games.
OpenGL™ 2.0 Optimizations and Support:
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL applications. NVIDIA® nView® Multi-display Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine:
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology:
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology:
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU—all while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR):
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
Dual DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays.
Dual Link DVI:
Capable of supporting digital output for high resolution monitors (up to 2560x1600).
PCI Express™ Support:
Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
High-Speed GDDR3 Memory Interface:
Support for the world's fastest GDDR3 memory delivers fluid frame rates for even the most advanced games and applications.
NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA):
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs:
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates--up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
NVIDIA® PureVideo™ Technology:
The combination of high-definition video processors and NVIDIA DVD decoder software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for all video content to turn your PC into a high-end home theater. (Feature requires supported video software.)
Dual Link DVI - Supporting digital output up to 2560x1600: Yes
Engine Clock: 540 MHz
Memory Clock: 800 MHz
Shader Clock: 1180 MHz
Chipset: GeForce 8600 GT
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Type: PCI-E
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Bus: 128-bit
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