NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition vs ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO

Price now no data
Games supported 56%
ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO
ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 42$
Games supported 39%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating838not rated
ArchitectureTeraScale (2005−2013)Tesla (2006−2010)
GPU code nameR600G92
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date12 December 2007
(15 years old)
1 February 2008
(15 years old)
Current priceno data$42

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores320112
Core clock speed600 MHz600 MHz
Number of transistors720 million754 million
Manufacturing process technology80 nm65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)200 Watt125 Watt
Texture fill rate9.60033.60
Floating-point performance384.0 gflops336.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length241 mm229 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pin1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s57.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video2x DVI

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX10.0 (10_0)11.1 (10_0)
Shader Model4.04.0
CUDAno data1.1

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 12 December 2007 1 February 2008
Pipelines / CUDA cores 320 112
Memory bandwidth 51.2 57.6
Chip lithography 80 nm 65 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 200 Watt 125 Watt

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ATI Radeon HD 2900 PRO
Radeon HD 2900 PRO


NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition
GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition

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Competitors of Radeon HD 2900 PRO by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 2900 PRO from NVIDIA is GeForce 810A.

NVIDIA GeForce 810A GeForce 810A

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 2900 PRO:

GeForce 720A 105.66
Radeon HD 2900 PRO 100
GeForce 810A 99.37

Competitors of GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 8800 GT Mac Edition from AMD is Radeon HD 8470D.

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