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NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI vs

NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI

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Two Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX cards are combined in SLI. With this setup, users should be able to play DirectX 10 PC games on high detail settings and resolutions. Nonetheless, not every game supports SLI efficiently. As a result, only an increase of 0-40% is obtainable over a single 8800M GTX, depending on the application and driver support. Overall performance should still be similar to a 9800M GT SLI combination.

A particular feature of the GeForce 8800M GTX SLI is Unified Shaders. Dedicated pixel and vertex shaders have been replaced with 2x96 Stream Processors, which have now taken over much of the graphics rendering work. The Shader units are also clocked higher than the core chip itself (1250 MHz versus 800 MHz).

The performance of an 8800M GTX in SLI is much better than an 8700M GT in SLI and even the GeForce 7950 GTX in SLI.

The current consumption (about 2x35 Watt TDP) and created heat of dual 8800M GTX cards are much higher compared to the 8700M GT in SLI. This reserves the 8800M GTX SLI setup for larger laptops with more powerful (and possibly louder) cooling solutions.

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
ManufacturerNVIDIA
Series
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI 192 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 8800M GTX (compare) 96 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
GeForce 8800M GTS (compare) 64 @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 800 MHz
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core (compare) 2 @ 600 / 800 MHz
GC800 (compare) 1 @ 315 - 575 (Boost) MHz
Extreme Graphics 2 (compare) @ 133 MHz
unknown (compare)
CodenameNB8E-GTX
ArchitectureG9x
Pipelines192 - unified
Core Speed500 MHz
Shader Speed1250 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 10, Shader 4.0
Transistor Count1508 Million
technology65 nm
Features1250 MHz Shader frequence, probably: PureVideo Technology (H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV9 Decoder acceleration), HDCP-capable, PowerMizer 7.0 energy  management (dynamic switching between performance and energy saving), HDR (High Dynamic-Range Lighting), designed for Windows Vista, Dual-Link DVI-D exits for resolutions of TFT up to 2560x1600, PCI-E 16x, OpenGL 2.1, Gigathread technology
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement19.11.2007
Information2 graphic cards combined by SLI
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_880...

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 30794     avg: 33318.3     median: 33221 (35%)     max: 35940 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 45520     avg: 46802     median: 47241 (25%)     max: 47645 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 15615     avg: 16941.7     median: 16365 (35%)     max: 18845 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU Games
5.8 Points (85%)
Windows Vista Experience Index - GPU
5.9 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit + NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI → 100%

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
95.6 113.2 ~ 104 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
58.7 68.7 ~ 64 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
36.5 46.9 55.1 ~ 46 fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
114.7 134.7 ~ 125 fps
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
49 58.1 ~ 54 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
34.8 37.7 45.5 ~ 39 fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
med. 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
56 72 ~ 64 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
33 44 ~ 39 fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With most tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Call of Juarez Benchmark

Call of Juarez Benchmark

2006
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
40  fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion

2006
high 1280x800
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
60  fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
117 586 ~ 352 fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
84 332 ~ 208 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
76 201 ~ 139 fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
125.2 141 160.6 ~ 142 fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
125.1 139.3 161.8 ~ 142 fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
121.5 137.8 160.1 ~ 140 fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
116.3 136.9 161.1 ~ 138 fps
GeForce 8800M GTX SLI:
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.

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Gaming Performance

The following Benchmarks are from our Dell XPS M1730 review. The notebook was equiped with a T7700, PhysX card, and 4 GB RAM.

Call of Duty 4: 1920x1200, high: 88 fps -> fully playable
Company of Heroes 1.7: 1024x768, high: 30 fps -> playable
World in Conflict: 1024x768, very high DX10: 25 fps (Benchmark) -> playable (with some stuttering)
Crysis: 1280x800, high: playable with stuttering (1024x768, high DX10: 35 fps)
Unreal Tournament 3: 1920x1200, max: 50 fps -> fully playable
Quake 4: 1920x1200, ultra: 60 fps -> fully playable
Age of Empires 3 - Asian Dynasties: 1920x1200, max (außer Footprints): 20-50 fps -> playable (sometimes the framerate broke down to 0)
Supreme Commander: 1024x768, high (Benchmark): 30 fps -> playable (smaller maps are playable with higher resolutions)
F.E.A.R.
: 1600x1200, max (inkl AA): 56 fps -> fully playable
Doom 3: 1024x768, utra: 122 fps -> fully playable (in highest resolution)

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX SLI graphics card

Alienware Area-51 m17x: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 17.1", 5 kg
  Review » Test Alienware Area-51 m17x Notebook

Dell XPS M1730: Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 17", 4.8 kg
  Review » Review Dell XPS M1730 with 8800M GTX SLI

Alienware Area-51 m17x: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500, 17.1", 5 kg
  External Review » Alienware Area-51 m17x

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Class 2
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Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
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GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-01-26)