NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card Preview

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GeForce 8800GT Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are you announcing today?

A: The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, the latest in the standard-setting GeForce 8 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), is hitting store shelves today. Specifically developed to answer enthusiast gamer demand for high-graphics in the $199 – $249 price range, GeForce 8800 GT offers a hyper-reactive, intensely robust gaming experience for the latest DirectX 10 games, like Crysis, Hellgate: London, and Gears of War, as well as full support for current DirectX 9 games.

Q: What are the new features of the GeForce 8800 GT?

A: With 112 stream processors, and a fast 256-bit memory interface, this new GPU offers unprecedented performance in its price range. It also features:

  • Support for PCI Express 2.0 bus standard
  • Our second-generation PureVideo® HD engine

Q: Who will be offering GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards?

A: This solution will be available worldwide through a large number of NVIDIA board partners. Check www.nvidia.comfor details.

Q: Do these cards support PCI Express 2.0?

A: Yes, these are the first cards from NVIDIA to support the new PCI Express 2.0 standard.

Q: What are the key specifications of the GeForce 8800 GT?

GeForce 8800 GT Specifications

Q: How much do the new GeForce 8800 GT boards cost?

A: GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards will be sold through our add-in-card partners at prices ranging from $199 – $249.

Q: What does your top-to-bottom GeForce product line-up look like now?


  • GeForce 8800 Ultra – $699
  • GeForce 8800 GTX $499-$599
  • GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB $349-$399
  • GeForce 8800 GT $199 – $249
  • GeForce 8600 GTS $149
  • GeForce 8600 GT $109
  • GeForce 8500 GT $69-$89
  • GeForce 7300 GT 512MB $59-$69
  • GeForce 8400 GS $49-$59
  • GeForce 8300 GS OEM only
  • GeForce 7300 GS $39-$49
  • GeForce 7200 GS <$39

Q: Is this a hard launch with immediate availability?

A: Yes. GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards are available today from leading retailers.

Q: Do these new GPUs support Microsoft DirectX 10?

A: Yes. The GeForce 8 Series GPUs are not only the first shipping DirectX 10 GPUs, but they are also the reference GPUs for DirectX 10 API development and certification.

Q: Do the new GeForce 8800 GT GPUs support NVIDIA SLI technology?

A: Yes. All GeForce 8800 GPUs support NVIDIA SLI technology.

Q: How many slots do these GeForce 8800 GT boards take up?

A: The reference GeForce 8800 GT graphics card occupies one slot. Please check with your Add-in-Card manufacturer of choice for specifics of their products.

Q: What kind of memory does the GeForce 8800 GT graphics card use?

A: High-speed GDDR3 memory.

Q: Do GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards support HDCP?

A: Yes. All NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processors are dual-link HDCP capable.

Q: Do the GeForce 8800 GT GPUs feature NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology?

A: Yes. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT GPUs feature PureVideo HD with our second generation video processing engine. They are the world’s first video processors to offload from the CPU 100% of H.264 video decoding, enabling playback on mainstream CPUs and providing unsurpassed movie picture quality and low power consumption.

Q: What are the recommended power supply requirements for both the GeForce 8800 GT in single and multi-GPU configurations?

A: GeForce 8800 GT graphics cards require a minimum 400 W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26 A) for single GPU operation. Please refer to www.SLIZone.com for a list of recommended SLI certified power supplies for multi-GPU configurations.

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