NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs GT 730A

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730A

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
Kepler 2.0
Code name
G80
 
GK208
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
8 November 2006
 
1 July 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
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Technical specs

GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A'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 730A's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
384
CUDA cores
575
 
n/d
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
719 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
915 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
33 Watt
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
14.38 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
552.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A 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 3.0 x8
Length
270 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A: 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
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
2002 MHz
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A. 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 GT 730A, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8800 GTX 2.30
GT 730A 2.30

Passmark

8800 GTX 762 +2.7%
GT 730A 742

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 +11%
 
3969 −11%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 +11%
 
3969 −11%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce GT 730A are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 28.8 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 730A

Much newer (1 July 2014 vs 8 November 2006)
More pipelines (384 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (33 vs 155 watts)

So, 8800 GTX or GT 730A?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and NVIDIA GeForce GT 730A. The differences in performance seem too small.
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