NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs 8800 GTS 512

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Tesla
Code name
G80
 
G92
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
8 November 2006
 
11 December 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$349

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
128
 
128
CUDA cores
575
 
n/d
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
135 Watt
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
41.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
416.0 gflops

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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
270 mm
 
254 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
1640 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Technologies

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.
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS 512, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

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%

Passmark

8800 GTX 762
8800 GTS 512 833 +9.3%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%

Gaming performance

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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