NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512: specs and benchmarks

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8800 GTS 512
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1640 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2007
Performance 1.51


NVIDIA started GeForce 8800 GTS 512 sales 11 December 2007 at a recommended price of $349. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 65 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.64 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 52.48 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 254 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 135 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 8800 GTS 512: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking877
Value for money0.05
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG92
Market segmentDesktop
Release date11 December 2007 (15 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$349
Current price$156 (0.4x MSRP)of 158889 (A100 PCIe)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce 8800 GTS 512's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8800 GTS 512's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores128of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed650 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors754 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology65 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)135 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate41.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance416.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length254 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTS 512: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1640 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth52.48 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTS 512. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTS 512, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.0
OpenGL3.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 8800 GTS 512. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

8800 GTS 512 1.51


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTS 512 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

GeForce 8800 GTS 512's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 8800 GTS 512 is Radeon R5 A240, which is slower by 3% and lower by 8 positions in our ranking.

R5 A240Radeon R5A240

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 8800 GTS 512:

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 8800 GTS 512 according to our statistics.

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