NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs GT 720

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
6.08
Architecture
Tesla
 
Kepler 2.0
Code name
G80
 
GK208B
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
8 November 2006
 
29 September 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$49
Price now
n/d
 
$179

Technical specs

GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720'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 GT 720's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
192
CUDA cores
575
 
192
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
797 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
915 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
19 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
98 °C
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
12.75 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
306.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720 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).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI Express 2.0
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x8
Length
270 mm
 
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
n/d
 
2.713" (6.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720: 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
 
DDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
1 GB or 1 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
1.8 GBps or 5.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB / s
 
14.4 (DDR3) or 40 (GDDR5)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
n/d
 
Dual Link DVI-DHDMIVGA
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
3 displays
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Gaming
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d
FXAA
n/d
 
+
Adaptive VSync
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8800 GTX 3.50
GT 720 3.50

Passmark

8800 GTX 762 +6.4%
GT 720 716

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 −3.1%
 
4541 +3.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
17 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Wider memory bus (384 vs 64 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 14.4 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 720

Much newer (29 September 2014 vs 8 November 2006)
Cheaper ($49 vs $599)
More pipelines (192 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (19 vs 155 watts)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
DirectX 12
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
FXAA
Adaptive VSync
3D Vision
HDMI
HDCP
3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming

So, 8800 GTX or GT 720?

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