NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS , Graphics card for mid-range computers built by the NVIDIA company, one of the great leaders in the sector of digital display technologies.

The GeForce 8800GS, once called the 8700, finally named the 8800GS, owns the same nVidia G92 GPU made at 65nm of the 8800GT with 96 stream processors, 48 ​​Texture Filtering Units and 48 Texture Addressing Units, along with 12 ROPs and 384MB GDDR3 memory and 192bits. Being the XXX version, it comes with OC of factory, having 680Mhz (stock 580mhz) for the Core and 800Mhz (1800Mhz Effective) for the memories, 384MB DDR3 with a 192Bits bus.


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The content that accompanies this video card

For starters it should be noted that the box is quite large and vertical, with an impressive graphic of the “wolf” member of the Geforce 8 family of XFX. On the side you can see the model of this card, for those who are not used to the nomenclatures of XFX Alpha Dog -XXX- refers to a pre-overclocked model from the factory.

The content that accompanies this video card or bundle is as follows:

  • CD with Drivers
  • Company of Heroes Game DVDs
  • Molex “Y” to PCIe 6pin adapter
  • S-Video to S-Video Cable
  • S-Video to RGB cable
  • User manual
  • Door Hanging “I’m Playing, Don’t Disturb”
  • 2 x DVI to VGA Adapters


Reference design


Port departures

PCB (Printed Circuit Board)


Refrigeration system

Visually at first glance, we find some similarity with a Geforce 6800, especially seeing the cooling system, except that in this case we are dealing with a single slot system. To give attitude, as always XFX assembles its video cards on black PCB, accompanied by an impressive graphic on the heatsink.

And as details, the card outputs, 2 DVI-i dual Link with a color reactive to UV light, at the end we have the TV-Out with HDCP capabilities. Another remarkable thing is the metal plate that serves as a chassis when installing large and heavy-duty coolers, with which we avoid twisting and forcing our video card a lot.

The GPU of this card, the G92-150-A2. The Quimonda memory chips with an access time of 1.4ns which provides a maximum theoretical frequency of 800Mhz. And here you can see the 2 power phases, in charge of regulating the voltage delivered by the 6-pin PCie power connector. Noting that almost all the capacitors used are solid polymer capacitors.

The Cooler has a fan and is made entirely of copper, it makes contact directly at the base of the GPU, and the thermal pads, which make contact with the 8 memory chips and help its cooling, can also be seen in the photo.


  • Brand: XFX
  • Model: PV-T88S-FDD4
  • Version: -XXX- Alpha Dog
  • GPU Chip: G92
  • Core clock: 680MHz
  • Shader Clock: 1700MHz
  • Stream Processors: 96
  • Fabrication Process: 65nm
  • Transistors: 754 Million
  • Memory clock: 800MHz / 1.6GHz
  • Memory Bus: 192-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 38.4 GB / second
  • Memory Size: 384MB DDR3
  • ROPs: 12
  • Texture Filtering Units: 48
  • Texture Filtering Rate: 32.64 Gigatexels / second
  • RAMDACs: 400MHz
  • Bus: PCI Express 2.0
  • Power Connectors: 1 x6-pin


With this card you can reach acceptable 710/932 / 1775MHz (GPU / Mem / Shader) this means an increase of 20.8 / 9.4 / 10.3% respectively, especially in the GPU we find an improvement considerable, rarely reached by other VGAs.


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