|GeForce 8800 Graphics Performance: GT vs GTS vs GTX|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 24 January 2008|
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ZOTAC 8800 GT Details
The only graphics card product that has eclipsed the initial launch of NVIDIA's G80 GPU has been the G92. With such a high demand for the GeForce 8800 GT, it comes as no surprise that they are in scarce quantity. Unlike the 8800 GTS and GTX, which had a sticker price heavy enough to keep the shelves stocked, the new 8800 GT is going to become one of the hottest items to have in 2008. Until NVIDIA launches the 9600 GT in another month, this is going to be a short-term king of the hill.
Presently the ZOTAC 8800 GT is available at NewEgg for $269.99. As evidenced by the information I have provided in the image above, you'll be paying 14 cents per point in 3DMark06, only $8.80 per frame per second in Crysis, and $7.71 in World in Conflict.
The system specifications listed above compare the difference between a reference NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT when compared to a factory overclocked ZOTAC 8800 GT. In some cases, there may still be some additional performance to be gained, especially for anyone willing to take the time and test the different configurations with aftermarket cooling. Aside from the performance of GPU and vRAM tweaking, there is still the clear benefit to having the bandwidth of PCI Express 2.0 in this new edition to the GeForce 8 family (on supported motherboards).