Albatron brings DirectX 10 to mainstream graphics

Press release, April 18; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Albatron Technology has announced three new Nvidia GeForce 8-series GPU-based cards, the 8600GTS, 8600GT and 8500GT, which target the larger mainstream gaming market. Since the launch of the high-end 8800GTX GPU in November 2006, users who been waiting a long time to get their hands on an affordable DirectX 10 (DX10) supporting card, said the company.

In addition to DX10 which will allow support for improved visuals and effects in the latest games, the new cards feature PureVideo HD technology which delivers clarity, smooth video, and precise image scaling for all movies and videos. It also supports H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG 2 decoding and is able to offload 100% of Blu-Ray and HD DVD playback, leaving the CPU free to perform other tasks and reduce power consumption.

The 8600GTS and 8600GT cards come with dual DVI connectors, while the 8500GT comes with one DVI and one D-Sub connector. All three cards provide TV-Out and support SLI technology.

Albatron 8600GTS, 8600GT and 8500GT: Specifications



Core Clock

Memory Type

Memory On-board


GeForce 8600GTS


DDR3 2000MHz 128-bit

256 MB


GeForce 8600GT


DDR3 1400MHz 128-bit

256 MB


GeForce 8500GT


DDR2 800MHz 128-bit

256 MB

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, April 2007

Albatron GeForce 8600GTS

Albatron 8600GTS
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Albatron GeForce 8600GT

Albatron 8600GT
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Albatron GeForce 8500GT

Albatron 8500GT
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