Målet med lanceringen er at bringe DirectX 10 ud til forbrugerne til priser, hvor andre end hardcore gamere kan og vil være med. DirectX10 er medfødt, når man køber Vista, og muliggør hidtil uset grafisk kvalitet i kommende spiltitler.
NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. Today add in card partners of NVIDIA have released graphics cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS graphics processing unit (GPU). These new cards come with 320MB of video memory, priced around €319. E-tailers and retailers worldwide now carry 320MB graphics cards based on the award-winning GeForce 8800 GTS GPU. For a complete list, visit http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/wheretobuy.html.
GeForce 8 Series GPUs are the first shipping DirectX 10 GPUs, and are the reference GPUs for DirectX 10 API development and certification. Other graphics cards supporting DirectX 10 include cards based on the GeForce 8800 GTX for $599-$649 and GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB for $399-$449. GeForce 8 Series GPUs include all required hardware functionality defined in the Microsoft Direct3D® 10 specification, with full support for the DirectX 10 unified shader instruction set and Shader Model 4 capabilities. A lower barrier of entry to DirectX 10 gaming will expand the installed base of Microsoft® DirectX® 10 capable-hardware. DirectX 10 is included with Microsoft Windows Vista and delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for games, all rendered in real-time on a GeForce 8 Series DirectX 10-capable GPU.
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