NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs GT 720
Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
12.75 GTexel / s
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).
PCI Express 2.0
PCIe 1.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x8
5.7" (14.5 cm)
2.713" (6.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
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.
DDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB or 1 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1.8 GBps or 5.0 GB/s
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.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Dual Link DVI-DHDMIVGA
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
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.
APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
8800 GTX 762 +6.4%
GT 720 716
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 720. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
So, 8800 GTX or GT 720?
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