DirectX 10, a fairly new graphics standard of which Microsoft is the proprietor, is finally upon us. But in order to power it, we need a powerful graphics card. Chief among them is EVGA, who desires to give consumers the choice to acquire not only the most powerful cards, but those which are cost-effective as well.
Enter the EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS â€“ KO Edition. This video card may be one of the most remarkable cards in EVGA’s history as a graphics card manufacturer.
Powerful Performance Any Gamer will Enjoy
Based on top-tier Nvidia Geforce 8 technology, this video card definitely has a lot of things going for it. This video card features 320MB of GDDR3 memory running on a 320-bit data bus, which feeds all the data the GPU needs.
The GPU is based on an advanced unified shader architecture, which helps it efficiently render graphics without wasting the resources of the PCâ€™s processor. Thanks to this, the video card is able to achieve a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a resolution at which every tiny detail looks every bit as amazing as the whole picture.
This video card supports 128-bit precision (32-bit floating point values per component), permitting true-to-life lighting and shadows. Dark objects can appear very dark, and bright objects can be very bright, with visible details present at both extremes, in addition to being able to render completely smooth gradients in between. Technicalities aside, however, what all of this means is that the video card is capable of running new PC games at a high resolution with many of the effects turned on.
Furthermore, the GeForce 8800 GTS includes 96 stream processors clocked at 1.2GHz. Each stream processor is capable of being dynamically allocated to vertex, pixel, geometry, or physics operations for the utmost efficiency in GPU resource allocation, and maximum flexibility in load balancing shader programs. The GeForce 8800 GTS supports PCI Express 16x. A 16x PCI Express connection is at least 190 percent faster than AGP 8x, and really, is the only way to go if you want to unleash the potential of modern video cards.
The EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Video Card – KO Edition provides excellent performance in almost all the games available today at a price thatâ€™s accessible to many casual gamers. Itâ€™s a great choice for those looking for amazing bang for the buck.
Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer