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BFG's new GeForce GTX 260 MAXCORE 55™ graphics card has 24 more processing cores and 896MB of dedicated graphics memory allowing you to max out game settings and resolution (2560x1600). Out-of-the-box overclocking provides a free boost to already blazing performance.

NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology* brings your games to life with massively destructible environments and ultra-realistic physical interaction

2nd Generation NVIDIA Unified Architecture enables multiple, true-to-life characters to be rendered in complex, dynamic worlds

* PhysX drivers are required to experience in-game GPU PhysX acceleration. Visit www.nvidia.com/PhysX for more details


HD Video

Unlock the power of 216 processing cores to tackle demanding system tasks such as viewing photos in 3D or transcoding video to a personal video player up to 7X faster than the CPU

PureVideo® HD technology provides the ultimate interactive Blu-ray DVD movie experience with full hardware acceleration of HD movies and picture-in-picture content

2nd Generation NVIDIA® Unified Architecture

Second generation architecture delivers 50% more gaming performance over the first generation through 240 enhanced processing cores that provide incredible shading horsepower.i

NVIDIA PhysX™ Readyii

GeForce GPU support for NVIDIA PhysX technology,enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

3-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology

Industry leading 3-way NVIDIA SLI technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 3-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s fastest gaming solution under Windows Vista with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.

Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support

DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for today's hottest games.

NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology iii

CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding - delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.

PCI Express® 2.0 Support

Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

GigaThread™ Technology

Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine

Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy with ultra-fast frame rates.

16x Anti-aliasing Technology

Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting

Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects—now with support for anti-aliasing.

OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support

Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

Dual Dual-link DVI Support

Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).iv

NVIDIA PureVideo® HD Technologyv

The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Discrete, Programmable Video Processor

NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.

Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration

Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray movie experience

Dynamic Contrast Enhancement & Color Stretch

Dynamically provides post-processing and optimization of High Definition movies for spectacular picture clarity




Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260

Engine clock 590MHz (vs. 576MHz standard)

Shader clock 1296MHz (vs. 1242MHz standard)

Shader Model 4.0

Fillrate 42.5 Billion/sec.

Stream Processors 216 (vs. 192 standard)

Memory 896MB GDDR3

Memory clock 1998MHz

Memory interface 448-bit

Memory Bandwidth 111.9 GB/s

Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 (Backward compatible with PCI Express®)

SLI Capable 2-way & 3-way


Resolution & Refresh Max Refresh: 240 Hz

Max VGA Resolution (with Adapter): 2048 x 1536 @ 85Hz, 32-bit color

Max Dual-Link DVI-I Resolution: 2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz, 32-bit color

Max HDMI™ Out Resolution (with Adapter): 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Max HDTV Out (Component) Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080i)

Max TV Out (S-Video) Resolution: 720 x 480 (480i) NTSC, 720 x 576 (576i) PAL



VGA Yes, With VGA-to-DVI Adapter

DVI 2 x Dual-Link DVI-I

Video Out S-Video, Composite, HDTV(YPrPB) Component, HDMI (with DVI-to-HDMI Adapter)

HDCP Support Yes, Dual link (Requires other compatible components which are HDCP capable. Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays)

HDMI® Capable Yes

Video In N/A

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