Tuesday, December 11th 2007

XFX Launches Two 512MB 8800 GTS Cards

That howling you hear are the dogs whooping it up big in celebration over their newest pack member: the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB Alpha Dog Edition graphics cards available in Standard (PV-T88G-UDF) and XXX (PV-T88G-UDD) versions.

Baring its fangs with a standard core clock over 20% faster than previous versions, 512MB DDR3 ram, 128 stream processors and PCI-E 2.0 support, this card doesn’t roll over and play dead. It makes the competition do that. What it does do exceptionally well is play a lightning fast game of fetch, delivering unprecedented performance and supreme realism in every gaming experience. Specifically, the graphics processing power generated by the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB ensures richer and more immersive gaming environments by generating faster frame rates at higher resolutions. Many of the most anticipated new game releases, including Call of Duty 4, Company of Heroes and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition are optimized for the card.

At its core is a pulsing 650 MHz clock, a 1625 MHz shader clock and 1.94 GHz effective memory clock on the Standard version. For the overclocked XXX version, the core clock is boosted to 678 MHz with a 1725 MHz shader clock. The cards feature 128 stream processors that are individually clocked at a blazing fast 1.625 GHz. Combined with an impressive 256-bit/512MB frame buffer interface, the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB answers the prayers of gamers.

The XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB cards also are designed specifically to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture and is backward compatible with prior generations of PCI Express motherboards. PCI Express 2.0 offers a future-proofing bridge to the bandwidth-gobbling games and 3D applications that today’s gamers prefer. In fact, this card maximizes the 5 GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwith, giving it twice that of first-generation PCI Express.

Additional features include NVIDIA SLI Technology, which allows two cards to run in parallel; Giga-Thread Technology for extreme processing efficiency; an NVIDIA Lumenex engine that generates stunning image quality at ultra-fast frame rates; and 16x Anti-aliasing Technology that destroys jagged edges. NVIDIA’s Quantum Effects Technology, NVIDIA ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture, OpenGL 2.0 Optimization and Support and Dual 400 MHz RAMDACs further ensure the quality and performance that gamers require to enjoy today’s complex games.

The GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB card also improves PC movie viewing, with its NVIDIA PureVideo HD engine delivering astounding Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality on a PC. Dual dual-link DVI support ensures that this card can drive the flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600.

The GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB card requires PCI Express 2.0 or PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one x 16 graphics slot, a six-pin supplementary power connector and a minimum 400W or greater power supply (with current rating of 26A).

When it comes to graphics cards, the only pack you want to run with is XFX, because being an Alpha Dog isn’t just about being fierce, it’s about being the best.

To learn more about the XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB Alpha Dog Edition graphic cards or to locate a participating e-tailer, go to xfxforce.com.Source: XFX
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