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 Nov 08, 2006 - 04:25 PM - by Michael
* DirectX 10 cards hit market

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Expensive, but if you have to have them, BFG Tech have announced the "world's first" DirectX 10 graphics cards (other cards based on the chipset should be out from other vendors soon). $699 for the 768 MB and $499 for the 640 MB versions.

Lake Forest, IL ? ( November 8, 2006 )? BFG Technologies?, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA? GeForce? 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express? and BFG NVIDIA? GeForce? 8800 GTS 640MB PCI Express? graphics cards, the first with Microsoft? DirectX? 10 support.

?PC enthusiasts looking for the next level of reality in gaming will be amazed at the performance of the new BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics cards with HDR lighting effects and full-scene anti-aliasing? said Scott Herkelman, EVP of marketing at BFG Technologies. ?With full support for DirectX 10, these cards are ready for the next generation games while making easy work of today?s top titles.?

Next Generation Features Today

BFG Technologies is world-renowned for innovating free, 24 hour expert technical support and the True Lifetime graphics card warranty, which have been in effect since the company?s inception. Their OC? line of graphics cards are built using some of the best components and manufacturing processes, and are ?overclocked-out-of-the-box?, giving end users an extra boost in performance at no extra cost. Many of the company?s employees are gamers and PC enthusiasts, which allows them to create and support graphics cards for an end user community that they understand extremely well. This focus on building quality graphics cards with value-added services to both end users and retail customers has won the company not only market share leadership, but a series of awards and accolades from industry experts.

Features include:

* Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support: World?s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.
* 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.
* 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.
* OpenGL? 2.0 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
* NVIDIA Lumenex? Engine: Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
* NVIDIA PureVideo? 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.
* NVIDIA Quantum Effects? Technology: Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU ? all while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.
* NVIDIA nView Multi-Display Technology: Advanced technology provides the ultimate viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
* NVIDIA ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture (UDA): Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications.

The BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB retail for $699USD and $499USD respectively and are available today at leading etailers and retail outlets throughout North America and Europe.


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