NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs 8800 GTS 512
Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
41.6 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512 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).
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
86.4 GB / s
52.5 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
8800 GTX 2.30
8800 GTS 512 4.25 +84.8%
8800 GTX 762
8800 GTS 512 833 +9.3%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 52.5 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
84.8% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (11 December 2007 vs 8 November 2006)
Cheaper ($349 vs $599)
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (135 vs 155 watts)
So, 8800 GTX or 8800 GTS 512?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512.
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