NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

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Overview
Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Original Series
GeForce 8
Release Date
May 2nd, 2007
Launch Price
$829 USD
PCB Code
180-10355-0000
P/N Code
600-10355-0002
Model
NVIDIA P355 SKU 002
Graphics Processing Unit
GPU Model
G80-450 (G80)
Architecture
G80
Fabrication Process
90 nm
Die Size
484 mm2
Transistors Count
681M
Transistors Density
1.4M TRAN/mm2
Cores
128
SM
16
TPCs
8
TMUs
32
ROPs
24
Clocks
Base Clock
612 MHz
Boost Clock
TBC MHz
Memory Clock
1080 MHz
Effective Memory Clock
2160 Mbps
Memory Configuration
Memory Size
768 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus Width
384-bit
Memory Bandwidth
103.7 GB/s

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

Performance
Pixel Fillrate
14.7 GPixels/s
Texture Fillrate
19.6 GTexel/s
Peak FP32
156.7 GFLOPS
FP32 Perf. per Watt
916 FLOPS/W
FP32 Perf. per mm2
324 FLOPS/mm2




  Model nameBoostMemoryPowerCustom SeriesPopularity
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB
768-P2-N881
2× 6-pin
 
22%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB
768-P2-E881
2× 6-pin
 
15%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB
768-P2-N889
2× 6-pin
 
14%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB
768-P2-N849
2× 6-pin
 
18%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB
768-P2-N841
2× 6-pin
 
15%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB Black Pearl
768-P2-E888
2× 6-pin
 
31%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB Black Pearl
768-P2-N888
2× 6-pin
 
24%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB KO
768-P2-E885
2× 6-pin KO
 
27%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB KO
768-P2-N885
2× 6-pin KO
 
10%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB Special Edition
768-P2-N882
2× 6-pin
 
15%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB Superclocked
768-P2-N887
2× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
27%
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EVGA 8800 Ultra 768MB Superclocked
768-P2-E887
2× 6-pin SC (SuperClocked)
 
59%
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MSI 8800 Ultra 768MB
NX8800ULTRA-T2D768E-HD
2× 6-pin
 
26%
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MSI 8800 Ultra 768MB OC
NX8800ULTRA-T2D768E-HD-OC
2× 6-pin
 
31%
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MSI 8800 Ultra 768MB OC LIQUID
NX8800ULTRA OC LIQUID
2× 6-pin
 
100%
 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 GeForce® 8800 Ultra Enables World’s Fastest Gaming Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA—MAY 2, 2007

News Facts:

  • Today NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) introduced the world’s fastest graphics processing unit (GPU), the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra.
  • The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra performs an average of between 10 and 15% fasteri than the GeForce 8800 GTX GPU, previously considered the fastest GPU on the planet,ii across a wide range of top games and applications.
  • NVIDIA nForce® 680i SLI-based motherboards for Intel processors provide the fastest and most feature-rich platform for the GeForce 8800 Ultra. NVIDIA refers to these systems as the “definitive gaming platform.”
  • Consumers will be able to experience high-resolution, visually rich gaming and high-definition video playback with support for Blu-ray and HD DVD content.
  • Definitive gaming platforms built with any nForce 600 Series motherboard are forward compatible with the new Intel processors with support for 1333FSB technology.

Product Facts:

  • Graphics cards equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU and 768MB of video memory will be available at e-tailers and retailers worldwide by May 15th. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card launch partners include Asus, BFG, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision, Leadtek, MSI, PNY, Point of View, Sparkle and XFX.

Prices range from $829 and higher.

  • GeForce 8 Series GPUs are the first shipping DirectX 10 GPUs and are the reference GPUs for Microsoft DirectX 10 API development.
  • GeForce 8800 GPUs are the developer’s platform of choice for this year’s top DirectX 10 titles, including Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Crysis, Age of Conan, Hellgate: London, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, World in Conflict, BioShock, PT Boats, and Cryostasis.
  • Developers creating next-generation OpenGL titles, such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars are also using GeForce 8 Series as their development platform of choice.
  • GeForce 8 Series GPUs include all required hardware functionality defined in the Microsoft Direct3D® 10 specification, with full support for the DirectX 10 unified shader instruction set and Shader Model 4 capabilities.
  • DirectX 10 is included with Microsoft Windows Vista and delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects for games, all rendered in real-time on a GeForce 8 Series DirectX 10-capable GPU.

Quotes:

Attribute to Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA:
“The definitive gaming platform is built around the fastest components available and today there is no disputing those components include the GeForce 8800 Ultra GPU and an NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-ready motherboard. The graphics industry evolves extremely quickly and it is quite an achievement when you can leapfrog your own performance milestones in succession like we have done with these GeForce 8 Series GPUs.”

Attribute to Glen Robson, general manager of Dell gaming products
“Dell is deeply committed to designing PCs that cater to gamers’ needs and desires and offering the latest and greatest GPUs is a key technology differentiator. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra GPUs deliver stunning performance gains today and support the key features that will facilitate an awesome visual experience on DirectX 10 titles.”

For more information, please visit http://www.nvidia.com or listen to the NVIDIA podcast located at http://download.nvidia.com/podcasts/pr/050207_geforce_8800_ultra.mp3.

i Based on testing the GeForce 8800 Ultra and the GeForce 8800 GTX at a variety of resolutions from 1280×1024 up to 2560 x1600. The system used featured the Intel Conroe 2.93GHz CPU, C55+MCP55 chipset, and 2048MB of RAM. Applications tested include 3DMark 2006, Battlefield 2142, Battlefield 2, Call of Duty 2, Doom3, FarCry v1.4 BETA, Prey, Quake 4, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Half-Life 2 Episode One, and Half-Life 2 Lost Coast. Maximum increase was 27.4%; minimum increase was .4%; average was 12.7%. Data is available up on request.

ii “Expectedly the card is the fastest on the market and leaves all competitors far behind.” ComputerBase Magazine. “Gamers who want the best want the GeForce 8800GTX hands down as it offers the best performance, features and supported gaming titles than anything on planet Earth.” Motherboards.org. More can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/8800_reviews.html

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 the benefits, impact, performance and features of GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics cards and Microsoft DirectX 10 and our goal are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production; software bugs; manufacturing defects; delays in manufacturing or delivery of products; developments of new products and technologies by competitors; unexpected loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA products and technologies; continued acceptance and use of new technologies and products; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; 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 October 29, 2006. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website 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.