GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Roundup

FiringSquad has gathered in an unique review a stack of current GeForce 8800 GTS: Asus, BFG, EVGA, MSI, PNY, Palit and XFX.

Read the complete roundup HERE.

PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 512M

Palit GeForce 8800 GTS 512M

Looking for a cheaper, more cost effective alternative to the GeForce 9800 GTX and GeForce 9800 GX2? If so, the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and GeForce 8800 GT 512MB are pretty tough to beat.

Both of these GPUs are based on the same G92 GPU used in the 9800 GTX and 9800 GX2, only they run at different clock speeds. In the case of the GeForce 8800 GT, it runs at the same core and shader speeds as the GeForce 9800 GX2 – 600MHz core/1500MHz stream processors – while the memory on the 9800 GX2 is just 30MHz faster than the 8800 GTS 512MB.

On the single GPU front, the GeForce 9800 GTX runs just 25MHz higher than the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, while the GTX’s memory is 130MHz faster. In fact, the stock 9800 GTX actually runs slower than some factory overclocked GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB cards!

Between the GeForce 8800 GT and 8800 GTS 512MB, the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB is the card we recommend the most for hardware enthusiasts on a budget, simply because it runs at higher clocks than the 8800 GT, and more importantly, it boasts 128 stream processors (compared to the 8800 GT which sports just 112), yet it often sells for just $20-$40 more than the GeForce 8800 GT. Don’t get us wrong, the GeForce 8800 GT is a great card, particularly if you’re on a strict $200 budget, but if you can afford to splurge $20 or so, the 8800 GTS 512MB is the board to get amongst the two.