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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

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The GeForce 8800 GTX was a high-end graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in November 2006. Built on the 90 nm process, and based on the G80 graphics processor, in its G80-300-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G80 graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 484 mm² and 681 million transistors. It features 128 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 24 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 768 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 576 MHz, memory is running at 900 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX draws power from 2x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 155 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x S-Video. GeForce 8800 GTX is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. The card measures 270 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 599 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: G80
GPU Variant: G80-300-A2
Process Size: 90 nm
Transistors: 681 million
Die Size: 484 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Nov 8th, 2006
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 599 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 1.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 576 MHz
Shader Clock: 1350 MHz
Memory Clock: 900 MHz
1800 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 768 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 384 bit
Bandwidth: 86.4 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 128
TMUs: 32
ROPs: 24
SM Count: 8
Pixel Rate: 13.8 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 18.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 345.6 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.63 inches
270 mm
TDP: 155 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x S-Video
Power Connectors: 2x 6-pin

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.0
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 4.0

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Card Notes

518.4 GFLOPs when Multiply Operation is available.

SFUs: 16

G80 GPU Notes

Compute Capability: CUDA 1.0

Each Streaming Multiprocessor(SM) in the chip architecture contains 8 SPs and 2 SFUs.

Each SP can fulfill up to two single precision operations MAD per clock.

Each SFU can fulfill up to four operations SF per clock (these units can also handle single-precision floating-point multiplications per clock).

The approximate ratio of operations MAD to operations SF is equal 2:1.

The theoretical SP + SFU performance in single-precision floating point operations
[FLOPSsp + sfu, GFLOPS] of the graphics card with shader count [n] and shader frequency [f, GHz], is estimated by the following formula: FLOPSsp+sfu; f × n × 3.

Alternative formula: FLOPSsp+sfu; f × m × ( 8 SPs * 2 (MAD) + 4 * 2 SFUs ). [m] - SM count.

SP - Shader Processor (Unified Shader, CUDA Core)
SFU - Special Function Unit
SM - Streaming Multiprocessor
MAD - ADD+MUL

Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS 8800 GTX AquaTank 630 MHz 1030 MHz Triple-slot
EVGA 8800 GTX 576 MHz 900 MHz
EVGA 8800 GTX ACS³ 576 MHz 900 MHz
EVGA 8800 GTX KO ACS³ 626 MHz 1000 MHz
EVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked 621 MHz 1000 MHz
EVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked v2 621 MHz 1000 MHz
EVGA 8800 GTX v2 576 MHz 900 MHz
Foxconn 8800 GTX OC 650 MHz 1000 MHz
OCZ 8800 GTX 576 MHz 900 MHz
SPARKLE Calibre 8800 GTX 630 MHz 980 MHz
XFX 8800 GTX 576 MHz 900 MHz
XFX 8800 GTX Extreme 600 MHz 950 MHz
XFX 8800 GTX Premium 630 MHz 1030 MHz
XFX 8800 GTX XXX 630 MHz 1000 MHz
ZOTAC 8800 GTX AMP! Edition 630 MHz 1000 MHz