Microsoft’s release of DirectX 10 represents the most significant step forward in 3D graphics API since the birth of programmable shaders. Completely built from the ground up, DirectX 10 features a highly optimized runtime, powerful geometry shaders, texture arrays and numerous other features that unlock a whole new world of graphical effects. The GeForce 8800 GPUs are the world's first DirectX 10 compatible GPUs and this paper describes DirectX 10 features and how the Geforce 8800 architecture brings them to life.
NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce 8800 GPUs are the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPUs that delivers incredible 3D graphics performance and image quality. Gamers will experience amazing Extreme High Definition (XHD) game performance with quality settings turned to maximum, especially with NVIDIA SLI® configurations using high-end nForce 600i SLI motherboards. This paper describes key GeForce 8800 GPU features and internal architecture.
The Lumenex engine is implemented in the new GeForce 8800 GPUs and it was designed with one goal in mind: to provide the highest image quality with the lowest performance impact. New antialiasing, anistropic filtering, and high dynamic range (HDR) rendering technologies are discussed in detail.