Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review – The Essence of 128 Shader Processors

The Asus 8800GTS we have with us today is the 512MB version based on the reference NVIDIA PCB design. The PCB is standard green this time around, unlike the initial batch of G80 cards that were in black.

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Black whores may have to wait for third party variants.

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PCB is the 94V-0

Notice how familiar the PCB is? The 94V-0 PCB is shared by the 8800GT. By developing just one make of PCB and one make of graphics chipset, NVIDIA cuts down on development and production costs, savings of which are passed on to consumers. Then again, the two makes are not without its differences, and here are the details.

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8800GT’s Power regulation

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Additional phase of power for the 8800GTS

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The G92 chipset is smaller than the G80 and unlike the G80, does not have a heatspreader.

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Qimonda 1.0ns RAMs runs at 970 (1940) MHz. Same stuff as what is used on the 8800GT.

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The Asus 8800GTS we have with us today is the 512MB version based on the reference NVIDIA PCB design. The PCB is standard green this time around, unlike the initial batch of G80 cards that were in black.

IMG 0190 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
Black whores may have to wait for third party variants.

IMG 0390 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
PCB is the 94V-0

Notice how familiar the PCB is? The 94V-0 PCB is shared by the 8800GT. By developing just one make of PCB and one make of graphics chipset, NVIDIA cuts down on development and production costs, savings of which are passed on to consumers. Then again, the two makes are not without its differences, and here are the details.

IMG 0200 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
8800GT’s Power regulation

IMG 0199 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
Additional phase of power for the 8800GTS

 IMG 0197 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
The G92 chipset is smaller than the G80 and unlike the G80, does not have a heatspreader.

IMG 0251 Nvidia 8800 GTS 512MB Review   The Essence of 128 Shader Processors
Qimonda 1.0ns RAMs runs at 970 (1940) MHz. Same stuff as what is used on the 8800GT.

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