Featuring 128 stream processors each overclocked to 1.67GHz from 1.25GHz and the standard 256-bit 512MB frame buffer interface the EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB video card gives you over 62.2GB/s of memory bandwidth. The EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MB we have on the test bench today is model number 512-P3-N841-A3 and is the entry level GeForce 8800 GTS 512 card by EVGA.
EVGA uses the reference PCB design and cooling solution just like the other cards in the roundup, so nothing fun to see by just looking at the 8800GTS-512X.
Like many eVGA GeForce cards, this one runs at higher clock speeds than Nvidia’s recommended frequencies. The core clock is 670MHz, the shader clock is 1674MHz, and the memory clock is stock at 970MHz. Not bad at all considering reference clock frequencies on the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB cards are 650MHz core clock, 970MHz memory clock and a shader clock of 1625MHz. eVGA has increased both the GPU clock and shader clock frequencies on the 512-P3-N841-A3, which has the lowest frequencies of the three GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB video cards that eVGA offers. It should also be pointed out that EVGA was using BIOS version 62.92.16.00.02.
eVGA gave their GeForce 8800 GTS 512 a fair bundle that should be more than enough for many gamers. The bundle included with the EVGA 512-P3-N841-A3 has two DVI-to-VGA adapters, a 4-pin molex to 6-pin PCIe power adapter, S-Video cable, the HDTV dongle and installation instructions. The driver disc included NVIDIA Forceware driver version 169.06 along with some other general utilities (Adobe Acrobat Reader & DirectX updates) and the GeForce series manual. EVGA also included the full retail DVD copy of Crysis and EVGA stickers, which is a nice touch.