The GeForce GT 620 Graphics Card (1GB DDR3) from MSI is a graphics display card based on the NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics processor. It boasts a full 1GB of DDR3 memory. The ultimate graphics card utility, "Afterburner," enables you to boost performance and monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. A dual-link DVI drives the resolution of flat-panel displays up to 2560 x 1600 with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Dual-link HDCP capability is designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of Blu-ray disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays. HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensively used interfaces for high-definition video display. MSI adopts both interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy up-to-date HD videos. In addition, HDMI 1.4a supports 1080P HD movie playback and TrueHD or DTS-HD audio transmission. PCIe 2.0 doubles the bandwidth of the previous generation PCIe up to an astonishing 16 Gbps. This maximizes the performance of current graphics cards in today's most demanding games and applications.
Enjoy a slew of included utilities, such as MSI Live, Live Update Series and Graphics Card Driver. In addition, enjoy support for Microsoft Windows 7, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2.
The GT 620 Graphics Card features Dual-link DVI that drives the resolution of flat-panel displays up to 2560 x 1600 with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Dual-Link HDCP Capable
It is designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of Blu-ray disc and HD DVD formats, allowing playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
HDMI + DVI Output
HDMI and DVI are the most comprehensively used interfaces for high-definition video display. MSI adopts both interfaces to provide a complete output solution for users to enjoy up-to-date HD videos such as a Blu-ray movie.
MSI graphics cards offer the HDMI functionality to provide access to premium digital content. HDMI enables gaming enthusiasts to seamlessly connect to their LCD monitor for the ultimate multimedia experience. (Only 1 HDMI cable is required while streaming audio/video data to flat-panel display devices, such as Plasma/LCD TVs or Projectors).
Predator Video Capture System
It is a free bundle within Afterburner 2.20 that supports real-time video capturing and multi-threading.
One Slot and Low-Profile Design
One-slot thermal design saves more space and low-profile design perfectly works with slim or smaller systems.
Military Class Components
Meets MIL-STD-810G standard to ensure the best stability and quality, and adopts all solid CAP and SFC.
Native HDMI 1.4a Output
HDMI 1.4a supports 1080P HD movie playback and TrueHD or DTS-HD audio transmission.
Blu-Ray and HD DVD Support
The card supports the current specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD. It comes with contemporary GPU and GDDR5 to deliver superior processing performance, so you can easily enjoy high-definition videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p/i).
PCIe 2.0 doubles the bandwidth of the previous generation PCIe up to an astonishing 16 Gbps. This maximizes the performance of current graphics cards in today's most demanding games and applications. PCIe 2.0 products are fully compatible with mainboards with other versions of PCIe. The card has been designed for the current PCIe 2.0 bus architecture, offering high data transfer speeds for most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCIe motherboards for the broadest support.
HDMI Convertible Output
Dual-link DVI convertible output supports video/audio signal integration through DVI to HDMI interfaces, which drives the resolution of a digital display up to 1920x1200 or higher.
Dual 400 MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates up to 2048 x 1536 @ 85 Hz.
This utility enables all MSI graphics card users to boost performance and monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
Advanced Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
Sharpens high and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.
MSI Solid Capacitors
High-quality solid capacitors provide better-quality components within the card, while providing you greater support when you want to engage in hard-core tuning.
HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. It encrypts the data transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.
Live Update 5
MSI Live Update 5 is a single-utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates for you, thus saving your time and lowering the risk while updating.
Windows 7 Support
Microsoft Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that marks a dramatic improvement in the way the operating system takes advantage of the graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide a more compelling user experience.
DirectX 11 Support
The Microsoft DirectX 11 compatible GPUs are designed with full ShaderModel 4.0 support to deliver unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for the latest games.
OpenGL 4.2 Optimization and Support
Provides top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD and SD movies without the need for a dual or quad-core CPU.
Dual-Stream Hardware Acceleration
Supports picture-in-picture content for the ultimate interactive Blu-ray and HD DVD movie experience.
Dynamic Contrast Enhancement and Color Stretch
Provides post-processing and optimization of high-definition movies on a scene by scene basis for spectacular picture clarity.
Enhanced Error Resilience
Correct errors or losses in broadcast content to ensure crisp, high-quality playback.
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
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NVIDIA Unified Architecture
A fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of previous generation GPUs.
NVIDIA Lumenex Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
It is the world's only C-language environment that enables programmers and developers to write software to solve complex computational problems in a fraction of time by tapping into the many-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With millions of CUDA-capable GPUs already deployed, thousands of software programmers are using the free CUDA software tools to accelerate applications from video and audio encoding to oil and gas exploration, product design, medical imaging and scientific research. NVIDIA CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU's processing cores to accelerate demanding system tasks such as video transcoding, delivering up to 7x performance over traditional CPUs.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
Blu-ray and HD DVD movies are bringing enhanced levels of movie-viewing experience with high-definition image quality far surpassing standard definition DVDs. NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality. The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for movies and videos.
It is designed specifically for hardware acceleration by powerful processors with hundreds of cores. Combined with the tremendous parallel processing capability of the GPU, it provides an exponential increase in physics processing power and takes gaming to an advanced level, delivering rich and immersive physical gaming environments. It features explosions that cause dust and collateral debris, characters with complex, joint geometries for more life-like motion and interaction, spectacular new weapons with incredible effects, cloth that drapes and tears naturally, as well as dense smoke & fog that billow around objects in motion.
Meets RoHS Regulations
Conforms with the EU's RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, reducing use of heavy metals and toxic materials in products. This is an effort made to save the Earth and essentially for a clean future.
PCIe or PCIe 2.0 compliant motherboard with 1x dual-width x16 graphics slot Minimum 200MB of available hard disk space Minimum 1GB system memory is required. (2GB recommended) Minimum 350W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 36A) recommended CD-ROM / DVD-ROM for driver installation