The Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 is one of the first of a new generation of video cards based on Nvidia's new 400 Series "Fermi" architecture. The GeForce 400 Series is the new flagship line of video processors from the leader in PC computer graphics technology. This line of GPU's is designed with high performance PC enthusiasts and gamers in mind. Nvidia has developed a chip that outperforms everything that's come before and will leave you breathless.
Using Microsoft's new DirectX 11 platform, the GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card can handle incredible geometric model complexity through tessellation, which it is designed to deliver optimized performance for. This means game developers can create extremely detailed and realistic game environments which the GTX 480 can render on the fly. Compelling graphic environments are something game developers have always striven to achieve but limitations in graphics card technology consistently sets the upper boundary on what is possible to do on a home computer. With the release of the GeForce GTX 480 that upper limit has now been pushed significantly more than it has ever been.
With never before seen features on home PC graphics cards, like Nvidia's 3D Vision Surround (for fully immersive, widescreen 3 dimensional gaming) and ray tracing in real time, the GTX 480 Graphics card will take your home computer away from you ever ever think possible. This new paradigm heralds an era of hyper-realism in PC gaming. Traditionally PC gaming has always been a few steps ahead of console systems when it comes to graphics processing but the capabilities of this new line of cards bring the PC capabilities leaps and boundaries beyond even what the next generation of consoles is expected to offer.
Stereoscopic gaming has been slowly gaining traction for a number of years now in the PC gaming community, but has always been limited by factors ranging from graphics card capabilities to LCD computer monitor technology. Now all the stars seem to be lining up for 3d gaming to really start to take off. For Nvidia's part, their new line of GeForce cards is now able to produce stereoscopic 3 dimensional images on the fly that are more complex and real looking than ever before. For sometimes the first time, you will really be able to feel like you are in the game.
The Nvidia GTX 480 performances more than 25% faster on average than any other GPU currently on the market when running any of the newest DirectX 11 apps. The Nvidia Polymorph Engine gives PC gamers the power of a geometry engine that scales and has been specifically designed for DX11 Tessellation. Through and through, this is a graphics card unlike any you've seen before and it brings the future of PC gaming into the homes of hardcore gamers around the world.