XFX GeForce 8500GT Graphics Card - PVT86JUAHG

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great card

on 11/28/2007

I bought this card to use in a home theater pc. The pc had a crappy videocard in it (I think 6100le) that would stutter when playing back HD video. I added this card and HD plays back very smooth.

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not good enough

by WoW player on 3/13/2008

Bought this card for a decent computer setup and it doesnt handle gaming too well.. framerate not up to par (guess you get what you pay for)

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Value-priced NVIDIA® SLI™-Ready GeForce® 8500 graphics processors are essential for accelerating the Microsoft® Windows Vista™ experience, powering Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and DirectX 10 games, and watching HD movies on a PC. 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.

MODDER FRIENDLY WARRANTY! Here’s the deal: XFX will repair and service your 6, 7, and 8 Series Graphics Card for as long as you live. Even for those of you who know how to push our cards to the limits, if anything goes wrong, XFX service it free of charge. All you have to do is register the card with XFX online . If you ever decide to sell or give the card away to someone, XFX will still honor the protection plan for the second owner as well. They just need to register the card with XFX. You get the protection AND the added value of being able to pass along a full warranty.

NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games.

NVIDIA® unified architecture with GigaThread™ technology Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

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.

NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.

OpenGL™ 2.0 Optimizations and Support Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL applications. NVIDIA® nView® Multi-display Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.

16x Anti-aliasing Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates--up to 2048x1536@85Hz.

Dual Link DVI Capable of supporting digital output for high resolution monitors (up to 2560x1600).

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 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 and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.

NVIDIA® PureVideo™ Technology The combination of high-definition video processors and NVIDIA DVD decoder software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for all video content to turn your PC into a high-end home theater. (Feature requires supported video software.)

PCI Express™ Support Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.


Manufacturer XFX
Mfg Part# PVT86JUAHG
SKU 205000289
UPC 778656044227
UPC 14 00778656044227
Technical Specifications:
Chipset: GeForce 8500 GT
Memory: 256MB
Memory Type: DDR2
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Memory Bandwidth: 12.8 GB/sec
Memory Clock: 667Ghz
Core Clock: 500MHz
Shader Clock: 900Mhz
Stream Processors: 16
Fill Rate per Second: 3.6 Billion pixels/sec
DirectX Support: DirectX 10, DirectX 9
Open GL Support: Open GL 2.0
HDCP Support: YES
Vista Supported: YES
Bus: PCI Express x16
Ports: (2) DVI - S-Video (HDTV)
Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600
SLI Ready: YES
Dual Monitor: YES
Fan / Heatsink: FAN
Warranty: Double Lifetime / Modder Friendly
Tech Specs
Manufacturer XFX Technologies, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number PV-T86J-UAHG
Product Name GeForce 8500GT Graphics Card
Manufacturer Website Address www.xfxforce.com
Package Type Retail
Product Series GeForce8
Product Type Graphics Card
Product Model PV-T86J-UAHG
Brand Name XFX
API Support OpenGL 2.0 / DirectX 10.0
Multi-GPU Technology SLI
Shader Model 4.0
RAMDAC Speed 400MHz
Host Interface PCI Express x16
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
Digital Signal Yes
Analog Signal Yes
Additional Information RoHS compliant
System Requirements Operating System:
Platform Support PC
Processor Speed 500MHz
Number of Stream Processors 16
Chipset Manufacturer nVIDIA
Chipset Model GeForce 8500 GT
Interfaces/Ports 1 x / 1 x 15-pin VGA / 1 x TV Out
Standard Memory 256MB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Width 128bit
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