Albatron 8800GTX/GTS VGA card leads charge in DirectX 10 Revolution!
Albatron Technology recently announced its latest performance cards, the 8800GTX and 8800GTS, featuring support for the much anticipated DirectX 10 standard that promises a faster, more exciting gaming experience for the market. With Windows® Vista just around the corner, distributors and retailers are already lining up with big orders anticipating a rush for these performance gaming cards which feature NVIDIA®’s new DirectX 10 GPUs.
DirectX 10 is the latest version of the DirectX standard developed by Microsoft®Corporation and is used to give multimedia (graphics, communications, sound etc.) developers, namely the gaming industry, a more convenient and efficient interface (API) in developing application programs. In effect, developers get a very powerful environment to develop programs leading to more exciting games for consumers.
The new DirectX 10 standard is used by and geared for the upcoming Windows® Vista operating system which makes this release very timely as Microsoft readies its huge consumer Windows Vista release in early ‘07. To take advantage of the latest games using DirectX 10 you will need to run on a system with Windows Vista and a DirectX 10 graphics subsystem. This new version supplants the Direct9.0c version and features a very robust feature set with significant improvements, especially in rendering complex 3D effects in real time. With DirectX 10 comes the new Shader Model 4.0 which also includes significant changes to the graphics processing, reducing idle time and increasing task sharing between shader models and generally making it much more efficient and faster.
8800 GTX versus 8800 GTSThe basic difference between the two cards is the GPUs. The 8800GTX has the NVIDIA GeForce™ 8800GTX GPU and the 8800GTS has the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS GPU. In short, the 8800GTX GPU has more horsepower than the 8800GTS as shown in the table below:
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