Breathtaking visual effects rendering thanks to Fermi and DirectX 11 technology.
Untouchable singleGPU performance, 3D Gaming
Fast performance. Supports DirectX 11. Enables 3D Vision Surround with appropriate hardware.
Ultra High Performance, Redesigned Core, 3DSurround/Surround, Handles AA/AF like it's not there, Stable Drivers (
Most Powerful GPU on the Market, High-Resolution Gaming with PhysX, Support for more DirectX 11 features than the competition, Black Chrome Heatsink, 3D Vision Gaming across 3 Monitors, Surround Gaming up to 3 Monitors, 3D gaming at 1080p
Priced to compete wth ATI 5870, 1.5GB GDDR5 Memory, Advanced Tessellation with Raster and PolyMorph Engines, PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision.
Fastest single GPU card todate, DirectX 11 support, Substantial performance improvements in DirectX 11, GDDR5 memory, Software voltage control seems possible, Native HDMI output, Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, Support for CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision
Fastest singleunit DX11 graphics accelerator available, Best pricetoperformance cost ratio, GF100 Introduces Error Correcting Code (ECC), Outstanding performance for ultra highend games, Fan exhausts all heated air outside of case, Includes native HD
Superb performance; DirectX 11 support; works with 3D Vision; supports physics, computation acceleration
Runs hotter and louder than the competition.
Costly to own and run, Powerhungry, Runs incredibly hot
Expensive. Power-hungry. Does not markedly outperform competing cards.
Huge power usage, Extremely hot, Higher price than the competition, Flagship product without the full 512 Cores, Needing a set of GTX 480/470 in SLI to use the Surround gaming options
UmptionHeat, Editors Choice, gold
High power draw, Noisy cooler, High temperatures, Fairly high price, Paper launch, High temperatures and power draw makes SLI and triple SLI difficult, Limited availability, Only 480 shaders, DirectX 11 won't be relevant for quite a while
Consumes 52W at idle and 370W under full load, Extremely hot under normal operation, Very expensive premiumlevel product, Cooling fan is audible under load
Blocks adjacent slot; loud under load; requires eight- and six-pin PCIe power connectors and robust power supply
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