XFX GeForce 8800 GTX Video Card Review :: GeForce 8800GTX Basic Features

11-08-2006 · Category: Hardware - Video Cards

By Doc Overclock

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX Video Card Review
XFX GeForce 8800 GTX Video Card Review


G80 Features

  • 90 nanometer low-k dialelectic process from TSMC
  • 681 million transistors
  • DirectX 10 support
  • Pixel Shader 4.0
  • Vertex Shader 4.0
  • Unified Shader architecture
  • Geometry Shaders
  • 128 Scalar Stream Shaders
  • 24 ROPs
  • 8Kx8K texture sizes
  • Multiple Render Targets 8
  • R11G11B10 HDR
  • 5-bit per color with 9-bit mantissa HDR HLSL10
  • 16x Coverage Anti-aliasing
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • 575 Core clock speed
  • 1350MHz Shader speed
  • 1.8 GHz memory clock speed
  • 384-bit memory interface
  • 86.4GB/second

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX Video Card Review

The G80 uses the 90 nanometer low-k dialelectic process of TSMC with their new chipset. The G80 has 681 million transistors which is more than twice that of the R580+, and nearly 2.5x that of the previous generation GeForce 7900 series (278 million transistors). Transistors and process are only a small part of the GeForce 8800 story. There is quite a history behind the birth of the G80 and we will talk about a few of the steps and techniques used in the development of what we see as the G80 on the market today. NVIDIA has a large team of engineers dedicated to their graphics architecture and this chip is the accumulation of years of that developmental process.