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Asus N8800 GTS [512 MB]
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Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 06 December 2007 22:36
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Asus N8800 GTS
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Check out what Legion Hardware have to say about this piece of kit:

Today we take a look at the new G92 version of the GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card from Nvidia featuring 512MB of onboard memory and a suggested retail value of around $350 US. This new 512MB version is designed to replace the existing 320/640MB 8800 GTS graphics cards, offering better performance at the same price point. But how will this new graphics card fair against the existing 8800 GT and GTX competition, not to mention the Radeon HD 3870!

Read the full review at Legion Hardware:

This new version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is based on the G92 architecture, meaning that it is built using a 65nm design process and will come stocked in 512MB and potentially 1024MB versions.

Currently there are already two versions of the GeForce 8800 GTS supporting 320MB and 640MB of onboard memory. The 320MB version, which is of course the cheaper of the two, costs roughly $300 US while the 640MB version can be had for just $50 US more, at the moment. The MSRP for the new 512MB version of the GeForce 8800 GTS is said to be between $300 and $350 US, meaning it should cost about the same as the existing 640MB version which it is designed to replace. Although this newer version does loose 128MB of local memory, it is actually a far more impressive product in terms of specifications, even when compared to the GeForce 8800 GT.

The GeForce 8800 GT for example features 112 SPUs clocked at 1500MHz, while there are 56 TAUs (Texture Address Units), along with 16 ROPs (Rasterization Operator Units). The 8800 GTS 512 on the other hand boasts 128 SPUs, which is the same amount as the GTX and Ultra, though they are clocked higher at 1625MHz. The 8800 GTS 512 also features 64 TAUs and 24 ROPs. Then to finish the 8800 GTS 512 off nicely, Nvidia has given this new graphics card a 650MHz core speed, along with 1940MHz GDDR3 memory! The only weakness we see in the 8800 GTS 512’s armour is the 256-bit wide memory bus, which was also used by the GeForce 8800 GT.

 
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