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MSI™ Launches StarForce 826 Graphics Accelerator -- Powered by nVIDIA®'s new GeForce2 MX-400 G

Type: Product News
Latest Update: Thu, 31 May 2001

Well known for its innovation and product quality, MSI™ today announced the release of the latest high-performance graphics card based on the nVIDIA® GeForce2 MX-400 GPU-StarForce 826. Featuring the 256-bit core technology of the GeForce2 family, 128-bit memory interface, and 64MB SDRAM, the StarForce 826 sets a new benchmark for mainstream graphics performance and should appeal to those end users demanding high-performance GPU.
Based on the award-wining GeForce2 MX™ architecture, the StarForce 826 is a robust VGA card at mainstream price points. GeForce2 MX-400 uniquely incorporates Digital Vibrance Control? (DVC), which makes all images-including 2D, 3D, and video-brighter and crisper, even on digital flat panels.

In the office, you will find the StarForce 826 is stable, reliable and manageable. Features such as Digital Vibrance Control, and an unified driver architecture make it the perfect business GPU. At home, the StarForce 826 provides amazing 3D via second generation T&L, per-pixel shading, and many other exciting features, including HDTV processing - at a great price. Featuring the new GeForce2 MX™ processor, StarForce 826 provides all the best technical characteristics including:

Supports Fast Writes in AGP2X/4X

Supports 350MHz RAMDAC

The NVIDIA® Shading Rasterizer™ (NSR) incorporates real time per-pixel shading, making 3D elements look and behave like their real-life counterparts: wood looks grainy, lit objects gleam in the hotspots yet also cast realistic shadows, and water ripples and rolls into waves.

Supports up to 2048*1536 screen resolution under 75MHz refresh rate

Fill Rate: 400M pixels/sec., 800M texels/sec.

Memory Bandwidth: 2.7GB/sec.

High quality TV output support (TV-Out model only)

On top of its pure performance and breathtaking speed, MSI™'s StarForce 826 graphics card also includes the MSI™ 3D TooL software, adding more features to the already powerful card. The software includes:
1. MSI™ DVD: MSI™ provides this unique and customized DVD playback software, ensuring easy DVD application as well as allowing the users to enjoy DVD movie playbacks.
2. MSI™ 3D!Turbo™ 2001:
Screen: This function provides a powerful and user-friendly interface, and automatically detects DDC2B supported video mode. Its protection feature allows the current setting to return to the previous one if not functioning in 10 seconds.
Overclocking: The "Control" function allows users to adjust memory frequency, meeting the demand for higher working frequency environment.
Multi-desktop: The eight desktop selections allow users to group icons of similar function workgroups together, simplifying desktop management.

Are you eager to learn more about our new StarForce 826? Please visit our website () for more information.

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