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MSI GeForce 8500 GT DirectX 10 NX8500GT-TD256E 256MB 128-Bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card

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  • 256MB 128-Bit GDDR2
  • Core Clock 450 MHz
  • 1 x DVI
  • 16 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express x16

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It doesn't cost a fortune to get into a DirectX 10 card with enough memory to run Vista. This highly competent card from MSI comes with a GeForce 8500GT GPU and 256MB of GDDR2 memory. Bridgeless SLI lets you add a second card for more power without having to fiddle with extra connectors.

StarOSD is a helpful utility designed for games. It makes it easy to adjust contrast, brightness, temperature and overclocking on the fly. The D.O.T. Express utility is the ultimate overclocking utility letting you easily maximize performance without having to worry about over-heating or stability issues.

A DVI port and a D-sub port let you run two monitors or one monitor and one flat panel TV. The HDCP support lets you watch programming in full HD mode from your PC. MSI’s Vivid tool lets you easily enhance image quality. NVIDIA’s PureVideo brings the technology from high-end video equipment to your computer. Dedicated processing cores and software delivers a vivid, lifelike picture free of the annoying artifacts and imperfections you get from standard PC-based video solutions.

  • newegg MSI Vivid Image Technology The MSI Vivid tool optimizes digital photo color, sharpens character edge and enhances contrast in gaming for incomparable image quality.
  • newegg MSI Dual CoreCell Technology MSI Dual CoreCell technology delivers GPU and RAM frequency adjustments and fan speed adjustment for optimized performance with the ultra-quiet operation you desire.
  • newegg MSI StarOSD Technology MSI StarOSD technology simplifies system monitoring. You can even overclock your graphics card and optimize your display during gameplay.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support The DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • newegg NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology The industry's fastest anti-aliasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern, advanced 128 tap sample coverage, 16x anisotropic filtering and support for transparent super-sampling and multisampling.
  • newegg NVIDIA PureVideo Technology The combination of high-definition video processors and 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • andre s.
  • 5/26/2011 7:52:49 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgateway card

Pros: pretty, pretty, and a whopping 5.0 Windows Rating for business and gaming!! Doesn't make heat like more expensive GPUs...

Cons: no AGP...PCI xpress is close enough tho...coulda sworn it was AGP tho...

Other Thoughts: got this with a gateway tower. dont think ill buy anything else until some nice AGP comes out again...runs on pentium core 2Ghz...what more could you want? lights on the card? very flashy!!!

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  • Danny D.
  • 10/3/2008 8:30:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot a bad card.

Pros: This is the second card that I bought. They seems to work
fine for what they are. I do not know how they game as
neither person games.

I bought this one, because the first one that I bought almost
a year ago still works fine.

Cons: Silly rebates.

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  • ron p.
  • 7/27/2008 9:36:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: it is a very easy card to install. took me about 20 min. to install and set up. nice part about it you don't need a bridge to run sli. bought 3 of these for my new build but my 7600gt started to die after 3yrs so end up putting 2 of these in works great . the price allow worth buying for back up cards

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: so i'am buying 2 more for that new build

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  • Andre P.
  • 7/14/2008 10:22:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIncorrect Game

Pros: It's cheap, it works, it's not for high-end gaming. I bought it for dual screen functionality and it shines at that.

Cons: It came with Trackmania:Nations instead of TOCA 3. Lame.

Other Thoughts: Don't you hate it when the picture DOES NOT match what you purchase? :/

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  • Vincent B.
  • 6/10/2008 12:01:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTrack Mania

Pros: Comes with free copy of Track Mania, which reignited my addiction to 3D car racing!

Nice and quiet.

Cons: not terribly powerful

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  • Austin D.
  • 6/8/2008 8:40:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Budget Card

Pros: It’s quiet and I've had no problems with it in XP or Vista (32 and 64 bit versions of Vista have both worked for me.) The VGA, DVI-I, and component outputs all work fine.

Cons: It’s not that powerful, but I knew that when I bought, so I still gave it a five.

Other Thoughts: This card is not for any sort of serious gaming. It’s the kind of card to get Aero to work on Vista, and to play a few light games once in a while if you don't mind the setting being almost all the way down.

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  • Nathan F.
  • 6/6/2008 9:55:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdecent card for the money.

Pros: Good budget card. Stable.

Cons: Even pretty overclocked it's not very fast. Playing Oblivion works fine unless you hit some of the windblown grass. then you better hope you don't get attacked cuz it turns into a slideshow. Also the fan is very loud. Might be worth replacing the fan or perhaps just buying a better card.

Other Thoughts: Can't complain, about it really, it's a decent card for the price. Just don't expect gamer performance.

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4 out of 5 eggsYou get what you paid for

Pros: Cheap, runs great with Windows Vista x64

Cons: This card does not have a SLI port. I contacted MSI support and here's a quote of what they send me: "We are sorry to say that you VGA card can support SLI function only for software support. So your board may not support your VGA card for SLI function."

Other Thoughts: This is a good card, but if you are a hardcore gamer I would recommend you to get the 8800GT or any of Nvidia 9 Series. Do not expect full Support, just some software emulation that can be configured through the Nvidia Control Panel. Information about this card should be more explicit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/7/2008 1:24:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent card for the price

Pros: Good performance, 256MB on-board, PCIx16, fan is pretty quiet.

Cons: Fan is already making noise when the system starts. Eventually fades after a bit. I've had the card for about 6mo.

Other Thoughts: Nice card, I'm not asking much of it so it does well for me. Disappointed that the fan is already starting to make noise, sounds out of balance. Overall good card for the price.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 4/30/2008 12:10:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs8500gt review

Pros: Well if your looking for a decent card that will allow you to play most old games and some new this would be it, the card is smaller compared to most newer ones and runs quiet and smooth.

Cons: If you are a gamer and want to play Crysis, Hellgate, Medal of Honor Airborne ect DO NOT BUY! Take my advice and spend the extra 70$ and get the 8800gts. This card is horrible with the newer games...and if you think your going to get better results in SLI your dead wrong, It improved my FPS in Source by 5fps. IT SUCKS FOR GAMING AND SLI!!!!

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