NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX technical specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 8800 GTX sales 8 November 2006 at a recommended price of 599 USD. This is a Tesla architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 768 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 0.9 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 86.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 270 mm. An additional 2 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 155 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 5.55 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro P6000.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Code name
G80
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
8 November 2006
 
Launch price (MSRP)
599 USD
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
CUDA cores
575
 
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
Transistor count
681 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus - if the video card is inserted into the slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
270 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
900MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Technologies

Technological solutions supported by the GPU. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
5.55
 
 
Passmark
764
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
0.19
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall video card performance compared to nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8800 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 8670D, which is slower by 13%.

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