Not All Graphics Processors Are Created Equal.
You expect the next entry in high-end graphics cards to be spectacular.Â In this respect, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX does not disappoint.Â This graphics processor delivers a major boost over previous GPUs.Â That should be enough to get most serious gamers to upgrade their hardware, but thereâ€™s more to it than that!
Ready For DX9…How About DX10?
This is the first graphics card to support DX10, the new 3D graphics interface thatâ€™s debuting with Windows Vista.Â This card has been blowing away the benchmarks for other cards around the board!Â It has been reported to chew through 165 frames per second in graphics intensive games.Â The GeForce 7900 GTX by comparison, got 105 frames per second when by itself in a single GPU configuration.
Support For HDR And Anti-Aliasing Filters
Excellent image quality and much improved anti-aliasing performance allows for settings as high as 16x, without sacrificing frame rate impact.Â The nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX also supports high dynamic range (HDR) lighting effects while simultaneously running filtering and anti-aliasing functions.Â This feature is a first for the manufacturer.
A Lot Of Performance, A Lot Of Power
The cardâ€™s specs read like an all-star, as well.Â A 575MHz GPU, 768 MB of memory running at a screaming fast 900MHz, dual DVI outputs, and a component output for high definition televisions.Â Youâ€™re going to need more power as well; this card requires two PCIe power connectors, and NVIDIA recommends a 450-watt or greater power supply.Â If youâ€™re after an immediate improvement in DX9 games, and want to be ready for the DX10 future, this is the card for you!