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Features 112 stream processors and an impressive 256-bit frame-buffer for amplified graphics processing power
NVIDIA SLI®-compatibility boosts game performance up to 2x
PCI Express 2.0 compatibility provides the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games
NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology brings your games to life with massively destructible environments and ultra-realistic physical interaction
Dynamic cloth, physical weather effects and next generation volumetric effects add cinematic realism to game scenes
NVIDIA HybridPower™ technology delivers graphics performance when you need it and low power operation for everyday computing
Stunning movie playback with reduced CPU utilization and power consumption
Spectacular picture clarity and vibrant color with dynamic contrast enhancement
Full support for HDTV resolutions up to 1080p
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NVIDIA® unified architecture
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.
Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
NVIDIA SLI® Technology1
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.
NVIDIA HybridPower™ Technology2
Lets you switch from the GeForce 9800 GT graphics card to the motherboard GeForce GPU when running non graphically-intensive applications for a quiet, low power PC experience.
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.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology4
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
PCI Express® 2.0 Support
Designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow’s most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5 GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible 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.
NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. NVIDIA® GeForce® drivers provide the best out-of-box experience for every user and deliver continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates–up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
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).
Support for HDMI output enables sending both high-definition video and audio signals to an HDTV via a single cable.
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technology5
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.
Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.
Dual Stream Hardware acceleration
Supports picture-in picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch
Provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies on a scene-by-scene basis for spectacular picture clarity.
Dual-link HDCP Capable6
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
Advanced Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.
Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
Recovers original film images from filmsconverted-to-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
Bad Edit Correction
When videos are edited, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.
Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
Integrated SD and HD TV Output
World-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component or DVI connections. Supports resolutions up to 1080i/1080p, depending on connection type and TV capability
1 - NVIDIA SLI-certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only.
2 - Requires NVIDIA HybridPower™- enabled motherboard.
3 - NVIDIA PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Visit www.nvidia.com/PhysX for details.
4 – Requires application support for CUDA technology.
5 – Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
6 – Requires other HDCP-compatible components
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BFG NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 512MB PCIe 2.0 with ThermoIntelligence Passive Cooling Solution
NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT
Texture Fill Rate
Memory Data Rate
PCI Express® 2.0
2 Dual-Link DVI-I, HDTV + TV Out
Multiple Monitor Support
Yes, Dual link (Requires other compatible components which are HDCP capable. Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays)
Yes (Requires adapter and audio cable, sold separately)
NVIDIA® SLI® Support
BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GT 512MB graphics card with ThermoIntelligence™ Passive Cooling Solution
Quick install guide
DVI to VGA adapter
HDTV (component) breakout cable
Dual 4-pin Molex® to single 6-pin PCI Express® power adapter
Driver CD, which includes: NVIDIA ForceWare unified graphics drivers and Full installation manual .pdf
1GB of system memory
CD or DVD-ROM drive
100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ or XP operating system
PCI Express® or PCI Express® 2.0-compliant system motherboard with one vacant PCI Express® x16 slot
Two vacant add-in card slots above the PCI Express® x16 slot. This graphics card physically occupies two or three slots (depending on system configuration)
425W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A or more (Minimum system power requirement based on a PC configured with an Intel Core®2 Extreme X6800 processor)
One 6-pin PCI Express® supplementary power connector -or- Two 4-pin Molex® supplementary power connectors
System chassis intake airflow greater than or equal to 25 CFM being directed towards the graphics card
NOTE: For the power requirements of multiple GeForce® 9800 GT-based graphics cards in an NVIDIA SLI® configuration, please visit www.bfgtech.com/slipower