NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 8
Release Date
February 12th, 2007
Launch Price
$269 USD
PCB Code
180-10356-0000
P/N Code
600-10356-0000
Board Model
NVIDIA P356
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
G80-100 (G80)
Architecture
G80
Fabrication Process
90 nm
Die Size
484 mm2
Transistors Count
681M
Transistors Density
1.4M TRAN/mm2
Cores
96
SM
12
TPCs
6
TMUs
24
ROPs
20
Clocks
Base Clock
513 MHz
Boost Clock
TBC MHz
Memory Clock
792 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
1584 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
320 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus Width
320-bit
Memory Bandwidth
63.4 GB/s

Physical
Interface
PCI-Express 1.0 x16
Width
11.1 cm
Length
26.67 cm
Height
2-slot
Power Connectors
1× 6-pin
TDP/TBP
143 W
Recommended PSU
450 W
Multi-GPU Support
2-way
Display Outputs
DVI-I DualLink
2 ×
S-Video
1 ×
API Support
DirectX
10.0
Vulkan
-
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
-

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
10.3 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
12.3 GTexel/s
Peak FP32
98.5 GFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
689 FLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
204 FLOPS/mm2




  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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COLORFUL 8800 GTS 320MB 1× 6-pin
 
18%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
320-P2-N811
1× 6-pin
 
11%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
320-P2-E811
1× 6-pin
 
12%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB
320-P2-N812
1× 6-pin
 
15%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB KO ACS3
320-P2-N817
1× 6-pin KO
 
31%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB KO ACS3
320-P2-E817
1× 6-pin KO
 
18%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Overclocked
320-P2-N813
1× 6-pin
 
100%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked
320-P2-N815
1× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
14%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Superclocked
320-P2-E815
1× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
15%
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EVGA 8800 GTS 320MB Velocity Edition
320-P2-N814
1× 6-pin
 
11%
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MSI 8800 GTS 320MB
NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD
1× 6-pin
 
91%
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MSI 8800 GTS 320MB OC
NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
1× 6-pin
 
17%
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ZOTAC 8800 GTS 320MB 1× 6-pin
 
23%
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
 
128
-
 
2.2 Gbps
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
 
128
-
 
1.8 Gbps
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512
 
128
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 (122 Cores)
 
112
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
640 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
 
112
-
 
1.8 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 256b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8700 GTS TBC TBC TBC TBC
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640
 
96
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
640 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS
 
96
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
384 MB GD3 192b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320
 
96
-
 
1.6 Gbps
 
320 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
 
32
-
 
1.4 Gbps
 
512 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
 
32
-
 
2 Gbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
 
16
-
 
800 Mbps
 
256 MB GD3 128b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
 
16
-
 
800 Mbps
 
256 MB D2 64b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
 
8
-
 
800 Mbps
 
128 MB D2 64b
 ModelCoresBoost ClockMemory ClockMemory Config.
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NVIDIA Tesla S870
 
512
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
24 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Quadro PLEX 2100 S4
 
512
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
24 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Tesla D870
 
256
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
6 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Quadro PLEX 1000 Model-IV
 
256
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
6 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 SDI
 
128
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
1.5 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600
 
128
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
1.5 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Tesla C870
 
128
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
1.5 GB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
 
128
-
 
2.2 GB/s
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
 
128
-
 
1.8 GB/s
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 (122 Cores)
 
112
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
640 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 SDI
 
96
-
 
1.4 GB/s
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600
 
96
-
 
1.4 GB/s
 
768 MB GD3 384b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640
 
96
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
640 MB GD3 320b
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320
 
96
-
 
1.6 GB/s
 
320 MB GD3 320b

Overview

NVIDIA GeForce 8 series graphics processing units (GPUs) redefine the PC gaming experience. With a revolutionary unified architecture and full support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games, GeForce 8 series GPUs deliver unprecedented performance, extraordinarily detailed environments, and film quality game effects.

Features

NVIDIA® unified architecture:
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.

GigaThread™ Technology:
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

Full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 Support:
World’s first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology:
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express® graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today’s hottest games. NVIDIA SLI Technology is not available on GeForce 8400 GPUs, however, 3-way SLI is available on NVIDIA nForce® 680i or 780i SLI MCPs and three GeForce 8800 GTX GPUs or three GeForce 8800 Ultra GPUs.

NVIDIA® Lumenex™ Engine:
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy with ultra-fast frame rates:

16X Anti-aliasing Technology

Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit Floating Point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting:
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects-now with support for anti-aliasing.

NVIDIA® Quantum Effects™ Technology:
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU-all the while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.

NVIDIA® ForceWare® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA):
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs.

OpenGL® 2.1 Optimizations and Support:
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology:
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.

PCI Express Support:
Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs:
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates-up to 2048×[email protected]

Dual Dual-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560×1600. Available on select GeForce 8800 and 8600 GPUs.

One Dual-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560×1600. Available on select GeForce 8500 GPUs.

One Single-link DVI Support:
Able to drive the industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 1920×1200. Available on select GeForce 8400 GPUs.

Built for Microsoft® Windows Vista™:
NVIDIA’s fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface, included in the new operating system (OS) from Microsoft.

NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD Technology:
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video. Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.

Discrete, Programmable Video Processor:
NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.

Hardware Decode Acceleration:
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.

HDCP Capable:
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays. Requires other HDCP-compatible components.

Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing:
Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.

High-Quality Scaling:
Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving image detail.

Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction):
Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video, providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.

Bad Edit Correction:
When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.

Noise Reduction:
Improves movie image quality by removing unwanted artifacts.

Edge Enhancement:
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.

New NVIDIA Products Transform the PC Into the Definitive Gaming Platform

New NVIDIA GeForce 8800 and NVIDIA nForce 680 Redefine Reality on the PC

SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 8, 2006—PC enthusiasts around the world have a lot to be excited about today as NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, introduced two new product families that transform the PC into the premier gaming platform: the GeForce® 8800 graphics processing unit (GPU), and the NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI media and communications processor (MCP) designed specifically for Intel® Core™ 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors. These two new product families represent the hardware foundation that allows users to start building their own definitive gaming PC platforms to experience high-resolution, high-performance gaming and stellar high-definition visuals.

“We set out to build the ultimate platform for PC gaming and high-definition video,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. “There is no better way to experience Windows Vista, DirectX 10, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray than with a PC powered by GeForce 8800 and nForce 680i SLI. Our announcement today is the culmination of four years of research and development and represents the biggest technological leap we have ever made. Gamers are going to be blown away.”

The GeForce 8800 GPUs are the world’s first to support Microsoft® DirectX® 10, the next-generation programming interface that will be introduced with the upcoming Microsoft Vista™ operating system. The GeForce 8800 GPUs feature a number of groundbreaking technologies including:

  • A revolutionary new unified shader architecture comprised of up to 128-parallel, 1.35GHz stream processors that deliver amazing floating point processing power for unmatched gaming performance
  • NVIDIA Quantum Effects physics processing technology that ushers in a new generation of visual effects and graphics realism
  • Simultaneous 16x anti-aliasing and 128-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting for unparalleled image quality

“The raw performance and visual effects of the new GeForce 8800 GTX is just going to knock your socks off,” said Pat Gelsinger, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group at Intel. “Intel’s Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo combined with the GeForce 8800 GTX and SLI technology delivers the most compelling visual experience the world has ever seen.”

Throughout the GeForce 8800’s development process, NVIDIA worked in close partnership with the world’s top game designers to develop next-generation DirectX 10 titles on next-generation NVIDIA GPUs, enabling them to take full advantage of the increased performance and new features. As a result, more than 20 next-generation titles, including Crysis, Hellgate: London, World in Conflict, Company of Heroes, Microsoft Flight Simulator X, and Age of Conan—all with jaw-dropping visuals, were on display at the Company’s official unveiling which took place today in San Jose, CA—all running on new GeForce 8800 GTX GPUs.

“NVIDIA has placed the industry’s first DirectX 10 graphics processors into the hands of the world’s leading game developers, representing a significant milestone in the DirectX 10 game development cycle,” said Peter Moore, Corporate Vice President, Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “The GeForce 8 series, combined with the unparalleled graphical capabilities of DirectX 10 and Windows Vista—built from the ground up for games—will give game developers a virtually unlimited platform for realizing their gaming vision.”

The other half of the definitive gaming platform is the new NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP, which was designed to deliver the highest performance for Intel Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo-based PCs. Aimed squarely at the hard-core enthusiast, the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP is a motherboard solution that provides extensive support for the latest cutting-edge technologies—including enhanced support for NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology. With its dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and advanced storage features, the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP can, in about one second, send a 30-minute television show between PCs and store hundreds of high-definition movies. Featuring what customers are saying is the most advanced overclocking solution in the market, the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP can more than double the front-side bus (FSB) speed of many Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs. Also included is support for SLI-Ready high-performance memory DIMMs, and a third PCIe graphics slot for extended multi-display environments or future physics processing.

In addition to providing silicon to the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers, NVIDIA also announced today it has started to design and manufacture its own line of enthusiast-class NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboards, which are being offered as a turnkey solution for select channel partners. This “Designed by NVIDIA” program allows NVIDIA partners—such as EVGA and others, to bring NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboards to market faster than ever before, and lets consumers know that the motherboard they are purchasing fully supports all of the hardware and software features that are offered with the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP.

“EVGA is proud to be a launch partner for the new NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series and we are beyond ecstatic to be the first company to bring an NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboard to the enthusiast market,” said Andrew Han, President and CEO of EVGA. “EVGA would like to applaud NVIDIA for the astonishing performance enhancements found in both the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI core logic and GeForce 8800 GTX graphics solutions.”

GeForce 8 series GPUs, including the GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboards, and fully-equipped Windows-based PCs are now available from leading retail outlets, system builders, and OEMS.

“We’re very excited about bringing the definitive gaming platform to Velocity Micro customers. The superior overclockability of the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-based motherboard combined with the graphics power of the GeForce 8800 GTX GPU are at the bleeding edge—nothing less than what our customers demand,” said Randy Copeland, CEO of Velocity Micro. “NVIDIA continues to demonstrate why they are the leader in the enthusiast space, and we are excited to deliver this phenomenal level of performance and functionality in our new line of Raptor gaming PCs, which are available to consumers today.”

For a full list of NVIDIA partners or for more technical information on the GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 8800 GTS GPUs or the NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP, please visit www.nvidia.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to NVIDIA GeForce 8 GPUs and nForce 600i SLI MCPs, Microsoft Windows Vista and DirectX 10, the progression of game development, and the benefits of manufacturing motherboards are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: delays in ramping new products into production, market or customer acceptance of a competitor’s product or technology instead of ours; software or manufacturing defects; our reliance on third party manufacturers; development of more effective or efficient GPUs or MCPs; the impact of technological development and competition; general industry trends; changes in industry standards as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our Web site and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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