NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series new graphics processing units

NVIDIA today announced the extension of the award-winning NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series line-up to include three new graphics processing units (GPUs), bringing high-resolution gaming, stunning Microsoft Windows Vista graphics, and stellar HD DVD and Blu-ray video playback. The new GPUs that complete the world’s first top-to-bottom family of DirectX 10 GPUs include: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT. All three new cards feature Pure Video HD technology which leverages the revolutionary second-generation video-processing engine in the GeForce 8500 and GeForce 8600 GPUs to deliver the highest-quality playback of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies on everyday PCs.
The GeForce 8600 GPUs are ideal graphics solutions for the latest NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI -based motherboards. The combination of the nForce 650i motherboard and the GeForce 8600 GPU forms a hardware foundation that allows consumers to build their own killer, PC-gaming platforms, enabling high-resolution and high-performance gaming, plus stellar high-definition visuals.

Built for Windows Vista, GeForce 8500 GT cards are designed for both casual gamers and for non-gamers, delivering the ultimate in HD video playback along with unprecedented levels of graphics realism and gaming performance. Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS is available for approximately $199-229. Available from May 1st-NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT ­ $149-159 and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT ­ $89-129.