The GeForce 8 series offers a complete family of graphic cards ready to meet the unique needs of their users. The series features a unified DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 & Open GL 2.0 architecture to produce stunning 3-dimensional graphics and lifelike texture rendering. With 10-bit per channel output, the 8 series produces higher fidelity color and separation. The cards support SLI for multi-card rendering and NVIDIA's PureVideo HD.
The 8600GT offers faster video processing at an affordable price with higher resolution rendering. It processes video data with 32 stream processors fed by 1GB of 128-bit double-pumping GDDR2 SDRAM running at 800MHz to deliver 2560 x 1600 resolution. The core clock runs at 575Mhz and the 400MHz RAMDAC to let you use a pair of monitors for increased workflow or wide-screen gaming. Both DVI are double-linked to handle the biggest monitors.
Stream video through S-Video or HDTV outputs. An onboard fan aids board cooling and case airflow, so you're ready to go right out of the box. Choose the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT card to bring best-in-class graphic performance and flexible video output at a middle-of-the-road price.
NVIDIA Unified Architecture with GigaThread Technology The fully-unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics and pixel shading operations, delivering incredibly true-to-life 3D graphics. In addition, the massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
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.
NVIDIA Lumenex Engine The NVIDIA Lumenex Engine supports 128-bit and 64-bit floating point HDR with up to 16X anti-aliasing, delivering vividly realistic lighting effects while obliterating "jaggies".
NVIDIA SLI Technology Delivers up to 2X the performance of a single GPU configuration for unmatchable gaming experiences. The must-have feature for PCI Express graphics, NVIDIA SLI technology allows two graphics cards to run in parallel and dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology The combination of high-definition video decoding acceleration and post-processing delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for all video content, especially movies.
Built for Microsoft Windows Vista Built for Windows Vista, NVIDIA's fourth-generation GPU architecture offers users the best possible experience using the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface available in Microsoft latest operating system.
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