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® Technologyiii
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 iv
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).v
NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technologyvi
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 NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GTX 280 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTX 280 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
|Name:||BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 1GB|
|GPU||NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 280|
|Texture Fill Rate||48.2 Billion/sec.|
|Video Memory||1GB (1024MB)|
|Memory Data Rate||2214MHz|
|Bus Type||PCI Express® 2.0 (Backward compatible with PCI Express®)|
|Display Connectors||2 Dual-Link DVI-I, HDTV + TV Out|
|Multiple Monitor Support||Yes|
|HDCP Capable||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)|
|NVIDIA® SLI® Support||Yes, 2-Way & 3-Way|