3Digest: December 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS PCI-E 640MB DDR3 (512/1600 MHz)
This GPU is presented by the reference card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS PCI-E 640MB DDR3 (512/1600 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS GPU, 512/1200 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: -
- Vertex pipelines: -
- Unified processors: 96
- Texture processors: 24
- ROPs: 20
- 640MB DDR3 SGRAM in 10 Samsung BGA chips. 800 (1200) MHz max. clock rate.
- 320-bit bus;
By the end of the month the product costs $650-720, supports DirectX 10.
This is the second most powerful SINGLE-GPU card. It supports all innovations, including DX10 shaders.
1.2ns fetch indicates the actual 800 (1600) MHz clock.
You can read more on GeForce 8 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On December 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 96.97 beta (for 8800 series), 97.44 release (for 8800 series), 93.81 beta for Windows XP.