Albatron's 8800GTST boasts affordable DirectX™ 10 VGA
Albatron Technology recently announced the latest addition to its 8800 Series
DirectX10 VGA cards, the 8800GTST. This product marks an important transition
for the much anticipated DirectX10 market. It represents the first
affordable DirectX 10 VGA card available for a large segment of cost conscious
consumers waiting for an opportunity to latch on to this revolutionary and
imminently important technology.
This card still boasts the same powerful 500 MHz GPU as its sibling 8800GTS
but with modified memory configurations allowing it to have a more palatable
price tag. The 8800GTST will contain 320 MB of DDR3 memory compared to the
8800GTS which contains 640 MB of DDR3. Aside from the differences in price and
memory configurations, the 8800GTST and the 8800 GTS are virtually the same card
both in features and dimensions.
The 8800GTST contains PureVideo™ technology, CineFX™ 4.0, Intellisample™ 4.0,
UltraShadow™ II and support for HDR (High Dynamic Range lighting). This
card also supports High Definition H2.64, MPEG-2, WMV hardware acceleration and
High-Quality Scaling (clear, crisp, clean images at any window size).
Finally, the 8800GTST will support dual-link DVI ports supporting two displays
with resolutions up to 2560x1600.
Aside from the driver CD and install guide, this card will also come with an
HDTV cable (S-video and composite out), S-Video 4-pin Cable, AV cable and DVI
DirectX 10 Revolution
The DirectX 10 revolution is on and not a moment too soon. With the
arrival of the Windows Vista operating system, consumers are expecting a new
genre of faster and more exciting games that will take advantage of the new
Vista/DirectX 10 technologies. The 8800GTST is Albatron's first affordable
DirectX10 VGA option allowing a new wave of consumers to join in on the