NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 576 MHz
  • Max video memory 768MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2006
Performance 2.04


NVIDIA started GeForce 8800 GTX sales 8 November 2006 at a recommended price of $599. This is Tesla architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 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 dual-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 270 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 155 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT.

General info

Of GeForce 8800 GTX's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating836
Value for money0.79
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameG80
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 November 2006 (15 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$599
Price now$78 (0.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

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

Pipelines / CUDA cores128of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores575
Core clock speed576 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors681 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology90 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)155 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate36.8 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance345.6 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 GTX's 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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Length270 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pin
SLI options+


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount768 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed900 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth86.4 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

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

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

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 8800 GTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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.

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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.

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX 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

Overall GeForce 8800 GTX performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 8800 GTX's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7570, which is faster by 3% and higher by 10 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 7570 Radeon HD 7570

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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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ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO Radeon HD 2900 PRO
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AMD FireStream 9170 FireStream 9170

Recommended processors

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User rating

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