EVGA GeForce 8500 GT Video Card - 1GB GDDR2, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) DVI, VGA, HDTV

Item#:  E145-8510  | Model#: 01G-P2-N793-LR

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EVGA GeForce 8500 GT 1GB PCIe Product Details

EVGA GeForce 8500 GT Video Card
Fire up your games with the EVGA GeForce 8500 GT Video Card. The EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 8500 GT 1GB graphics card offers the features of the GeForce 8 Series architecture at an incredible value. Essential for accelerating the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ experience, the EVGA NVIDIA® GeForce® 8500 GT is designed to enhance the Windows Vista Aero™ graphical 3D interface, allow you to play the latest Microsoft DirectX® 9 and DirectX 10 games, and enjoy the ultimate HD movie experience with PureVideo™ HD technology.

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Knowledge Before You Buy!
Make sure your motherboard is compatible with this video card. For example, PCI Express video cards won't work with motherboards designed only for AGP or PCI video cards, and vice versa. Please read the specifications carefully or call us for expert advice.

• Interface Type: PCI Express x16
• Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
• Video Memory: 1GB GDDR2

NVIDIA Unified

Lumenex™ Engine

Microsoft DirectX 10
Geometry Shaders

NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology

EVGA GeForce 8500 GT GPU Features

  • NVIDIA SLI™ Technology
    Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card 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 Unified Architecture click here for demo »
    Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.
  • NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine click here for demo »
    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.
  • Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support click here for demo »
    World's first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
  • NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology click here for demo »
    Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU-all the while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.
  • GigaThread™ Technology
    Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD Technology
    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. Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
    • 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 low CPU utilization and power.
    • Hardware Decode Acceleration
      Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.
    • 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. Requires other HDCP-compatible components.
    • 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.
    • High-Quality Scaling
      Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, 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 films-converted-to-video, providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
    • Bad Edit Correction
      When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, 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.
    • Noise Reduction
      Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.
    • Edge Enhancement
      Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
  • NVIDIA® TurboCache™ Technology
    Shares the capacity and bandwidth of dedicated video memory and dynamically available system memory for turbocharged performance and larger total graphics memory.

  • OpenGL 2.0 Optimizations and Support
    Ensures top-Notch compatiblity and performance for OpenGL applications
  • Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
    NVIDIA's fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface, included in the new operating system (OS) from Microsoft.
  • PCI Express Support
    Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

NVIDIA ForceWare
It takes a powerful suite of software to complement these complex processors. NVIDIA ForceWare™ unified software environment (USE) is the key to unleashing the full power and features in NVIDIA’s desktop, platform, mobile, and multimedia products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications, ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers.

NVIDIA SLI (Scalable Link Interface)
NVIDIA SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology is a revolutionary approach to scalability and increased performance. NVIDIA SLI takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI Express™ bus architecture, and features hardware and software innovations within NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce4 MCPs (media and communications processors). Together the NVIDIA SLI patent-pending technologies work seamlessly to deliver heart-pounding PC performance. And depending on the application, NVIDIA SLI can deliver as much as 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences.

Windows Vista Ready
Windows Vista is the first operating system to require a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) to realize the best experience possible.
PCI Express Support
PCI Express is a new Intel bus architecture that doubles the bandwidth of the AGP 8X bus, delivering over 4 GB per second in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

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Minimum System Requirements

  • 1GB of system memory
  • Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
  • CD or DVD-ROM drive
  • 100MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
  • 400W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply
  • PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot

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    UPC No: 843368004781
    Mfg Part No: 01G-P2-N793-LR
  • Box Size: ( Length:10, Width:1, Depth:7)
    Shipping Weight: 0.6500 pound(s)
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