The BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 8500 GT graphics card offers the features of the GeForce 8 Series architecture for an incredible value. Essential for accelerating the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ experience, the BFG 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.
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.
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.
NVIDIA SLI™ Technology1
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
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.
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy with ultra-fast frame rates.
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 the while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.
NVIDIA ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
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.
OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
NVIDIA nView® Multi-Display Technology
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology²
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.
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.
1 - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only.
2 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
RAMDAC Dual 400MHz
Core Clock 450MHz
Video Memory 256MB
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Data Rate 800MHz
Memory Bandwidth 12.8GB/sec.
BUS Type PCI Express x16
Connector(s) Dual-Link DVI-I, VGA, HDTV + TV Out
Multiple Monitor Support Yes
Included In Box
> BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 256MB graphics card
> Quick install guide
> DVI to VGA adapter
> HDTV dongle
> Driver CD, which includes: NVIDIA ForceWare unified graphics drivers and Full installation manual .pdf
Minimum System Requirements
> 512MB of system memory
> Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows® XP
> CD or DVD-ROM drive
> 50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
> 300W PCI Express-compliant system power supply (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel® Core™2 Extreme X6800 processor)
> PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot