NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX

The Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX (also known as Nvidia GeForce Go 8800M GTX) is based upon the desktop G92 chip. It is the top DirectX 10 video chip from Nvidia as of 2007. The GPU was eventually renamed to the Geforce GT 9800M GT.

The most important feature of the GeForce 8800M GTX is the use of "Unified Shaders". There no longer exist any dedicated pixel- and vertex shaders. Instead, 96 so-called stream processors handle most of the graphics work previously done by pixel and vertex shaders. Furthermore, the shader units are clocked higher than the core GPU (1250 MHz versus 800 MHz).

The performance of the 8800M GTX is higher than the performance of the 8700M GT due to the 256 bit wide memory bus and the high amount of Unified Shaders. Up to 512MB GDDR3 VRAM is supported. As of 2007, the 8800M replaces the GeForce 7950 GTX as the top single GPU graphics card. This crown was eventually later taken by the 9800M GTX

Current 2007 games should run fluently with highest resolutions. Additionally, DirectX 10 games from 2008 (with the exception of Crysis) can be played on the highest details for the very first time. Compared to more recent GPUs, the 8800M GTX is on par with a GTS 360M with GDDR5.

Another feature of the GeForce 8000 series is the integrated PureVideo video processor. The GPU is able to assist the CPU in decoding H.264-, VC-1-, MPEG2- and WMV9 videos.

The power consumption and heat output of the 8800M GTX (rumored at 35 Watt TDP) are clearly higher than with the 8700M GT. As a result, the demanding GPU is only suited for larger notebooks with powerful cooling.

Compared with desktop graphics cards, the 8800M GTX should be similar to the slightly faster clocked 8800 GS (600/900 MHz clock, 192 bit memory
interface and 96 Unified Shaders).

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce 8800M Series

GeForce 8800M GTX SLI

192 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz
GeForce 8800M GTX 96 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz

GeForce 8800M GTS

64 @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenameNB8E-GTX
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines96 - unified
Core Speed *500 MHz
Shader Speed *1250 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Power Consumption65 Watt
Transistors754 Million
technology65 nm
Features1250 MHz Shader clock, PureVideo technologie (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 decoding  acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy administration (dynamic switching between performance and current consumption), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, Dual-Link DVI-D exits for TFT 
resolutions of up to 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement19.11.2007
InformationMXM Factor III
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_880...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 3028      avg: 3357 (7%)     median: 3357 (7%)     max: 3686 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 8539      avg: 9194.3 (31%)     median: 9218.5 (31%)     max: 9788 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 12761      avg: 14951.5 (41%)     median: 15029 (41%)     max: 17856 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 28465      avg: 29983.1 (20%)     median: 30104 (20%)     max: 31884 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 27368      avg: 34755.1 (57%)     median: 34985 (57%)     max: 44085 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 3185      avg: 4587.4 (38%)     median: 4464.5 (37%)     max: 6238 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
0% 100%
min: 5.9      avg: 5.9 (87%)     median: 5.9 (87%)     max: 5.9 Points
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
0% 100%
min: 5.8      avg: 5.8 (85%)     median: 5.8 (85%)     max: 5.8 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
89.4 89.4 89.9 91.3 ~ 90 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
44.9 55.1 55.1 56.2 ~ 53 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
27.9 35.7 37.2 37.2 ~ 35 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
101.2 102 102 104 ~ 102 fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
44.7 50.6 50.6 52 ~ 49 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
26.1 31.4 32.6 32.6 ~ 31 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
56 58 65 ~ 60 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
31 35 36 ~ 34 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
35 266 276 300 330 370 531 ~ 301 fps      Compare
med. 800x600
31 155 172 222 232 243 263 ~ 188 fps      Compare
high 1024x768
31 114 114 115 115 115 116 ~ 103 fps      Compare
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
111.9 125 134.6 142.3 142.5 148.7 161 ~ 138 fps      Compare
med. 640x480
112.7 125.4 135.9 142.4 142.9 146.3 152.3 ~ 137 fps      Compare
high 800x600
111.2 124 135.1 140.4 141.5 147.8 149.8 ~ 136 fps      Compare
ultra 1024x768
110.3 123.4 132.7 138.8 138.8 143.5 151.2 ~ 134 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

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Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 760
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema) *
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)