The New XFX GeForce 8800GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS GPUs Break the Sound Barrier and Redefine the Phrase “Get Your Game On”

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Ontario, California, November 8, 2006 – XFX changes the face of gaming yet again with the release of the all-new GeForce® 8800 GTX and GeForce® 8800 GTS graphics processing units (GPUs). Offering unprecedented processing power and unparalleled levels of graphics realism and special effects, the only other “un” that comes to mind is “unbelievable”!


XFX, known by gamers worldwide for its mind-blowing, performance-crushing and competition-obliterating video cards and gaming gear—as well as its recent collaborations with No. 1 Gamer Fatal1ty—couldn’t be happier to add these two new outstanding GPUs to its already impressive list of gaming components.

Based on the revolutionary new GeForce 8 graphics architecture, these powerful new GeForce® 8800 GTX and GeForce® 8800 GTS GPUs are the industry’s first DirectX® 10 compatible GPUs and are the reference GPUs for the DirectX® 10 development and certification.

Rocking the gaming world with a fully unified shader core that dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations and unified stream processors that efficiently process geometry shader programs, while reducing dependence on the CPU for geometry processing, the GeForce® 8800 GTX and GeForce® 8800 GTS feature NVIDIA® GigaThread™ technology that supports thousands of independent simultaneous threads for maximum GPU utilization. Shader Model(SM) 4.0 enables more complex operations on the GPU and reduces the load and CPU cycles.

Stream Out enables programmers to add more detail without having to re-render the entire pipeline and Geometry Shaders permit geometry creation and tessellation for smooth curved surfaces and more lifelike character animation, including more realistic facial expressions and hair.

Occupying the space of two slots, each of these GPUs use high-speed GDDR3 memory and are HDCP capable.

So let’s cut to the chase: Just how fast are these new GPUs? Faster than a dual GeForce® 7900 GTX running in SLI mode. Faster, even, than a single GeForce® 7950 GX2 card. And, the GeForce® 8800 GTX has a 24 pixel per clock ROP. The GTS? A 20 pixel per clock ROP.

Nothing less than an Xtreme gaming Xperience, wouldn’t you say? That brings to mind another, just released campaign, the ‘XFX Xtreme Xperience’. Check out the site for the latest updates and do not miss out on ‘your event of the year’.