|Gigabyte GV-NX98X1GHI-B GeForce 9800 GX2 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 25 March 2008|
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GeForce 9800 GX2 Features
Backed by NVIDIA's Lumenex Engine, the GeForce 9800 GX2 delivers true 128-bit floating point high dynamic range (referred to as HDR), lighting capabilities with up to 16x full-screen anti-aliasing. Second-generation NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology with HDCP compliance delivers the ultimate high-definition video viewing experience to the Gigabyte GV-NX98X1GHI-B GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card.
With hardware decoding for Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, PureVideo HD technology lowers CPU utilization when watching high-definition video formats by decoding the entire video stream in the graphics processor, freeing up the processor for other tasks. In addition to low CPU utilization, PureVideo HD enhances standard definition video content with de-interlacing and other post-processing algorithms to ensure standard DVD movies look their best on the PC screen and high-definition television sets. High definition content protection, or HDCP, technology ensures a secure connection between the GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card and an HDCP capable monitor for viewing protected content such as high-definition Blu-ray or HD DVD movies.
Coupled with PureVideo HD technology, the 9800 GX2 deliver the ultimate multimedia experience. HDMI technology allows users to connect PCs to high-definition television sets with a single cable, delivering high-definition surround sound audio and video with resolutions up to 1080p. PureVideo HD technology scales video in the highest quality up to resolutions of 2560x1600 - from standard and high-definition file formats - while preserving the details of the original content. PureVideo HD technology also accelerates high-definition video decode, freeing up CPU cycles while watching high-definition Blu-ray and HD DVD movies or other VC-1 and H.264 encoded file formats.
NVIDIA Unified Architecture
NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
NVIDIA Quantum Effects Technology
NVIDIA SLI Technology
NVIDIA PureVideoTM HD Technology
Advanced Display Functionality
Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
High Speed Interfaces