NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Graphics Card ReviewPosted on 2007-10-29 18:38:06 by Thomas De Maesschalck
The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT is based on the new NVIDIA G92 GPU. This is basically a tweaked and G80 silicon die-shrinked using the 65 nm process technology. This allows NVIDIA to cramp even more transistors into the die and yet produce a smaller chip. The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT will be available in two "flavours" - the standard 512MB model and a cheaper 256MB model. Both models will retain the same clock speeds and 256-bit memory bus. So, the only real difference is the size of the memory buffer.
At launch, the standard NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory will be priced from US$199 to US$249, depending on the vendor and value-added features. The 256MB model will be slightly cheaper at US$179-US$199, again depending on the vendor and value-added features. That's really quite cheap, isn't it? But will the new NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT make a great Christmas present, or should we be looking for something with even better value? Let's find out in this review.