| Immerse yourself in full NVIDIA® PhysX™ gaming and bring your games to life with massively destructible environments and ultra-realistic physical interaction in games such as Mirror’s Edge by Electronic Arts Inc. With full support for NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D Vision™ experience over 350 games in stereoscopic 3D* and give your eyes something to talk about.
*Stereoscopic 3D requires an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit consisting of wireless GeForce 3D Vision glasses, emitter and a 3D Vision-Ready display.
Bus Technology: PCI Express 2.0
Memory Amount: 1024MB DDR3
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/s.): 70.4
Fill Rate (billion pixels/sec.): 47.2
Shader Clock (MHz): 1836 MHz
Core Clock (MHz): 738 MHz
Memory Frequency (effective): 2200 MHz
Stream Processors: 128
Minimum System Requirements
- NVIDIA® Unified Architecture
- Full Microsoft DirectX 10 support
- NVIDIA PhysX™ technology
- NVIDIA CUDA™ technology
- 3-way NVIDIA SLI® technology
- NVIDIA PureVideo® HD technology
- PCI Express 2.0 support
- Two dual-link DVI outputs
- Dual-link HDCP Capable
- OpenGL 3.0 support
Included in the box
- PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16 graphics slot
- One 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector
- Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)***
- Intel Pentium 4, AMD Anthon XP class processor or higher
- 100MB of available hard disk space
- 512MB system memory (2GB recommended)
- Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP Operating System (32 or 64-bit)
- CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
- NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1024MB Graphics Card
- Quick Installation Guide
- Installation CD, which includes:
- Detailed installation guide
- NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers
- Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
- NVIDIA GeForce Demos
- PNY and NVIDIA Desktop Wallpapers
- One DVI-to-VGA adapter
- One DVI-to-HDMI adapter
- One internal HDMI audio cable
* Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details
** Payback of HDCP-protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components
*** Minimum system power requirements based on a PC configured with an Intel Core i7 3.2GHz processor
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.
Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for today’s hottest games.
NVIDIA PhysX™ Technology
GeForce CPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology i
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the CPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks – such as video transcoding – delivering up to 20x performance over traditional CPUs.
3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology ii
Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
NVIDIA SLI® Multi-Monitor Support
Switch seamlessly between multi-display desktop mode and full screen 3D gaming with SLI. And enjoy full multi-GPU support for dual-display capable 3D games such as World in Conflict, Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, and Flight Simulator X.
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 at ultra-fast frame rates
16x Anti-aliasing Technology
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.
OpenGL 2.1 optimization and Support
Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). iii
NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD Technologyiv
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-procession that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
Discrete, Programmable Video Processor
NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration
Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray movie experience.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch
i Requires application support for CUDA technology.
Dynamically provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies for spectacular picture clarity.
ii NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce GTS 250 graphics card must be paired with another GeForce GTS 250 graphics card (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
iii Playback of HDCP protected content requires other HDCP-compatible components.
iv Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
||BEST IN CLASS GRAPHICS PERFORMANCE PLUS PHYSX
Experience world class graphics performance in the hottest games of this season and bring your games to life with NVIDIA® PhysX™ effects for massively destructible environments and ultra-realistic physical interaction in games such as Mirror’s Edge by Electronic Arts Inc.
||GPU-ACCELERATED VIDEO TRANSCODING, IMAGE EDITING AND HD VIDEO PLAYBACK
Accelerate video transcoding of digital movies to your iPod, PSP, or Zune up to 10x faster than a CPU.* Experience super fast, silky smooth image processing with full GPU acceleration support for Adobe® Photoshop® CS4.
*GeForce GTS 250 using Badaboom Media Converter vs. Intel Core2 DUO E7200 using iTunes.
Warranty and Service
- Three years (plus an additional 2 years upon completion of a registration form on PNY's website)
- The latest up-to-date drivers at www.nvidia.com