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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

G80
Graphics Processor
128
Cores
64
TMUs
24
ROPs
768 MB
Memory Size
GDDR3
Memory Type
384 bit
Bus Width
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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, 64 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
Architecture
Tesla
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

Relative Performance

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GeForce 8800 GTX
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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

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
86.40 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
128
TMUs
64
ROPs
24
SM Count
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
13.82 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
73.73 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) 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
Board Number
P355

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.0
Shader Model
4.0

Reviews

Our review database contains 73 reviews of the GeForce 8800 GTX.

Card Notes

518.4 GFLOPs when Multiply Operation is available.

SFUs: 16

G80 GPU Notes

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 (15)

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