Extreme overclocking combined with 24 more processing cores unlocks the full performance potential of the BFG GeForce® GTX 260 MAXCORE™ to provide the best-in-class gaming experience (compared to standard models)
NVIDIA SLI® technology and 896MB of dedicated graphics memory allow you to max out game settings and resolution (2560x1600)
NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology brings your games to life with massively destructible environments and ultra-realistic physical interaction
PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Visit www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more details.
Unlock the power of 216 processing cores to tackle demanding system tasks such as viewing photos in 3D or transcoding video to a personal video player up to 7X faster than the CPU
PureVideo® HD technology provides the ultimate interactive Blu-ray DVD movie experience with full hardware acceleration of HD movies and picture-in-picture content
2nd Generation NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
Second generation architecture delivers 50 more gaming performance over the first generation through 240 enhanced processing cores that provide incredible shading horsepower.i
NVIDIA PhysX™ Readyii
GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology,enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for today's hottest games.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology iii
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.
PCI Express® 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy with ultra-fast frame rates.
16x Anti-aliasing Technology
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.
OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support
Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).iv
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technologyv
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100 offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration
Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray movie experience.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch
Dynamically provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies for spectacular picture clarity.
i The number of processor cores varies by model. GeForce GTX 280 has 240 processor cores. GeForce GTX 260 has 192 processor cores.
ii GeForce GTX 280/260 GPUs ship with hardware support for NVIDIA PhysX technology. NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Refer to www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more information.
iii Requires application support for CUDA technology.
iv Playback of HDCP protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components.
v Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product
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