Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
Released October, 2007
The Pros:Overclocks well - lots of headroom to adjust clock speeds. Well suited for playing games at medium settings and moderate resolutions. Very stable.
The Cons:Runs hot, therefore the onboard cooling system can be noisy. Requires at least a 400 watt power supply. Relatively long length - not suitable for small cases.
The GeForce 8800 GTS is an upper-tier model in Nvidia's 8 series of mid-range, consumer desktop graphics cards. The SLI-ready 8800 GTS is available with 320, 512 or 640 MB of memory. With DirectX 10 support, even the 320MB GeForce 8800 GTS should run most of 2009's mainstream PC games with ease, although perhaps not at the highest detail settings, while the 640MB model would be more suited to today's most demanding graphics applications.
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The unit features 96 processor cores, a 256-bit frame buffer to maintain high frame rates, and a second-generation PureVideo HD engine, which Nvidia claims enhances picture quality for PC Blu-ray playback. Compared to the 8800 GT, the unit compensates in part for lower clock speeds with a greater, 320-bit memory interface, but lacks PCI Express 2.0 support.
- 512 MB memory
- 96 processor cores
- DirectX 10
- 256-bit frame buffer
- PureVideo HD
- PCI Express
- 500MHz graphics clock
- 1200MHz processor clock
- 800MHz memory clock
- Texture fill rate: 24 billion/sec
- 71W power consumption
User Reviews (5)
overclocks well - lots of headroom to adjust clock speeds
well suited for playing games at medium settings and moderate resolutions
similar performance to the NVIDIA 8800 GT at a lower price
runs hot, therefore the onboard cooling system can be noisy
requires at least a 400 watt power supply
relatively long length - not suitable for small cases
aging architecture - newer generation available
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