NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Summary

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 2.28 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.

General info

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

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.92
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
GPU code name
G80
 
Market segment
Desktop
 
Launch date
8 November 2006 (14 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
Price now
$61 (0.1x MSRP)
 

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 cores
128
 
of 10752 (GA102)
CUDA cores
575
 
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
Number of transistors
681 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
155 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion/sec
 
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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).

Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
270 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
SLI options
+
 

Memory

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 type
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro VII)

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 Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

API support

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

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
Shader Model
4.0
 
OpenGL
3.3
 
OpenCL
1.1
 
Vulkan
N/A
 
CUDA
+
 

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.

2.28

Passmark

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.

603

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.

This video card matches 70% minimum and 60% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%
Minimum
70%
Recommended
60%

AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 8800 GTX's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7570, which is faster by 4% and higher by 9 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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