Game technology doesnâ€™t wait for anything or anyoneâ€”like a railgun or a sorcerorâ€™s fireball, it simply blazes through everything. Regardless if our PCs are ready for the latest games, game technology remains ever-advancing to higher levels of graphical detail and pizzazz.
Itâ€™s unfortunate that the most advanced graphics solutions are a just a wee bit too pricey for mainstream users. So when a graphics card such as the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked comes along, it almost always brings a tear to many a gamerâ€™s eye. The EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked is a powerful yet affordable graphics solution for the rest of us who donâ€™t have thick pocketbooks.
Get back in the Game with an GeForce 8800 Card
The EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked Video Card is an advanced PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card based on the latest NVIDIA graphics technology. Since it comes from Nvidiaâ€™s high-end GeForce 8800 series, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked has full support for DirectX10, and as such is able to run the latest games that make use of DirectX10-class shaders. This graphic card also renders older games without ever skipping a beat.
Likewise, it features the same technologies found in the more expensive 8800 GTX and Ultra models. One of the most noteworthy features of the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked is the implementation of NVIDIA’s Unified Architecture technology, which effectively allocates the graphics cardâ€™s processing power to various tasks such as geometry and pixel-shading operations. Another nice feature is the NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, which allows the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked to deliver impressive, cinematic images when youâ€™re viewing high-definition media formats such as HD-DVDs and Blu-ray.
Furthermore, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked features some of the most advanced geometry shaders and shader model technologies NVIDIA can offer. These new shaders allow for greater visual fidelity in games through the use of multiple graphical layers and more realistic rendering schemes. As any gamer would know, lighting plays a big part in producing a realistic look. Thankfully, this graphics card also features excellent high-dynamic range lighting capabilities, thus ensuring an awe-inspiring gaming experience. Adding to that, the jaggies or the rough edges that polygons create are history with this cardâ€™s ability to perform full 16x anti-aliasing. Lastly, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked also utilizes the NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology, which realistically renders volumetric effects such as smoke and fire, and brings the visual experience to even higher levels.
Of course, all those innovations are worthless if the hardware canâ€™t support them appropriately. Thankfully, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked is more than equipped to take advantage of its advanced software technology. It runs at a quick 400 MHz and boasts of 384 megabytes of lightning-fast DDR3 video memory. Combined with a memory bandwidth of around 46 gigabytes per second, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked is able to process video information quicklyâ€”a definite boon for all games and other digital media as well.
Indeed, the EVGA GeForce 8800 GS Superclocked redefines our gaming experience by powering our games with breathtaking visuals without â€œredefiningâ€ our wallets. It is the graphics card of choice for true gaming enthusiasts who want to make the move to the next generation of gaming today.
Contributed by Daniel Gonzales, Product Reviewer