Albatron's 8400GS - Entry-Level Market gets DirectX™ 10, HD-DVD and
Albatron Technology recently announced the 8400GS VGA for the Entry-Level
market. What makes this news exciting is that it gives cost-conscious
users access to very advanced technologies that are, themselves, just entering
the market. These technologies include support for DirectX 10 and Shader
Model 4.0 Video Games, HD-DVD and Blue-Ray video playback. It is
huge step up from integrated graphics and provides a low cost solution to bring
Windows Vista 3D performance to your desktop.
10 and Shader Model 4.0 Gaming
expectations are reaching boiling-point for DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0
gaming features and as we start to see DirectX 10 games spilling into the
market, we can begin to realize the performance features that DirectX 10 VGA
cards can bring. Albatron DirectX 10 VGA cards hit the market late last year
with enthusiast 8800 Series VGA cards with Mainstream cards introduced in April
this year. Now the circle is complete with the Albatron 8400GS for the
Blue Ray and
HD-DVD video playback and PureVideo™ HD
If you stopped by the Albatron Showroom at Computex 2007,
you could witness the astounding clarity and precision resolution of Blue-Ray
video. Both HD-DVD and Blue-Ray boast resolutions up to 1980x1080 and if
that doesn't open your eyes, think of your current DVD movies (720x576) but with
almost twice the resolution. You have to see it to believe it.
Another advantage for this card is that it features NVIDIA's PureVideo HD
technology which will protect your CPU from video playback impact focusing most
of the processing on the GPU itself.
The 8400GS is equipped with
the NVIDIA® 8400 GS GPU which was built on 65nm process technology and has a 450
MHz clock. The card also comes with 256 MB of DDR II memory with a 400 MHz
clock and a 64 bit memory bus. This card has a Dual-Link DVI connector
supporting a 2560 x 1600 display. It also has TV-Out and a D-Sub
As mentioned, the 8400 GS GPU on this card includes NVIDIA's PureVideo HD
technology providing MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 encoding formats. This card also
supports High Dynamic Range Lighting and contains the Lumenex Engine for DirectX
10 and Shader Model 4.0 support. Intellisample 4.0 and Ultrashadow II is
also contained and HDCP is supported.
Unprecedented Entry-Level VGA with Cutting-Edge graphics
It's not often that you see Entry-Level products geared up
for horizon technologies but that is just what the Albatron 8400GS provides. It
is a low cost solution that lays the foundation for exciting technologies that
are just around the corner.