BFG Tech GeForce 8500 GT


The Cons:8500's are generally slower performers then some of the 7000 generation cards, much more worth it to get a 8600 or higher.

Product Shot 1The GeForce 8500 GT GPU is part of the lower end budget cards that cater to people that want a dedicated graphics solution, without breaking the bank. This card from BFG Tech combines the GPU with 256MB of memory and connects to your computer through the PCIe interface.

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Product Shot 2 nVidia has made this GPU especially for Vista incorporating the latest graphics technology including DirectX10 support and Shader Model 4.

Well suited for home theater PCs, the graphics card unloads all the video processing from the processor allowing for high definition video to be played back without a powerful CPU. Video output is accomplished through the one of the two DVI-I outs, which are not HDCP enabled. This means that protected high definition content from Blu-Ray discs and HD-DVD discs will not work. The pricier 8600 GT is the card that supports these playback options.



GPU NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
Core Clock 450MHz


Video Memory 256MB
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Data Rate 800MHz
Memory Bandwidth 12.8GB/sec.


Bus Type PCI Express x16
Connector(s) Dual-Link DVI-I, VGA, HDTV + TV Out
Multiple Monitor Support Yes
RAMDACs Dual 400MHz

Included In Box

  • BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 256MB graphics card
  • Quick install guide
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • HDTV dongle
  • Driver CD, which includes: NVIDIA ForceWare unified graphics drivers and Full installation manual .pdf

Minimum System Requirements

  • 512MB of system memory
  • Microsoft Windows Vista -or- Windows XP
  • CD or DVD-ROM drive
  • 50MB of available hard disk drive space for basic driver installation
  • 300W PCI Express-compliant system power supply (Minimum system power requirement based on a standard PC configured with an Intel Core2 Extreme X6800 processor)
  • PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one vacant PCI Express x16 slot

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    8500's are generally slower performers then some of the 7000 generation cards, much more worth it to get a 8600 or higher

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GT-D: #bfg_tech_geforce_8500_gt I have the 8600 - figured no point in getting an 8500 (I also have an 8800 GTS :P) Aug 2, 07
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Erik: #bfg_tech_geforce_8500_gt I tried looking it up. Not sure. Maybe "Big F***in' Gun"? ;) BFG Jul 7, 07
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dialupinternetuser: #bfg_tech_geforce_8500_gt What the hell does BFG stand for? I always thought of it as Big Friendly Giant, like the little kid book, but really, what does it mean. Jul 7, 07
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