UltraShadow Technology A new technology became available with the release of NV35, UltraShadow technology. Basically it can now render more accurate shadows by maintaining the interactions of various lights sources and 3D objects while remaining efficient and thus gives good performance. The more passes that are required for the lighting and shadow calculations for example, scenes that involve multiple light sources and many physical objects in sight the more significant the performance improvement, with the most complex scenes achieving the most noticeable results.
UltraShadow enables a Higher Quality somewhat cinematic experience in games. Games like the Upcoming Doom III will use it.
What's in the box A trend nowadays that I notice a lot is that we see less and less software in the box. It makes sense as manufacturers try to sell the product as cheap as possible. Including software raises the price. Gainward is such a manufacturer, nothing much to find except the necessities. We see a driver CD and WinCinema to handle DVD playback and movie making. This product is capable of handling VIVO (Video in and Video outputs) and thus can record from a source outside your PC. This is done with the help of an included cable which connects to the graphics card. Once connected you'll have additional in- and outputs in the form of Composite and SVideo. Also we notice a CRT to DVI-I dongle which is quite handy of you want to connect two CRT monitors to your PC. Quite handy actually, and luckily standard issues nowadays.
Installation It's really not hard to install a graphics card yourself nowadays. Especially with brands like ATI and NVIDIA who use unified driver sets. If you have a really new product then make sure you have the latest drivers on your HD. Insert the graphics card, boot up windows, run the driver installation, then restart and you are set to go.
Gainward Ultra 760 XP Golden review Armed with a RED PCB, kick'ass cooling and ramsinks Gainward tried to get your attention. That's not it though, the product is fully VIVO (Video In and Video Out) which means you can playback and record media files. Also included into the package is a FireWire card to connect your DV camera or any other FireWire device and the software to start editing movies at consumer level. All-in-all an impressive package for a mid-end product. The GPU is of course a capable of utilizing DirectX9 (although poor performance) Pixel Shaders 2.0+, Vertex Shader 2.0+ and OpenGL. Basically this product is in the mid-end range and offers with it's cut-down 4 pixel pipeline (four single textured pixels, or two dual textured pixels) value for your money.
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