ECS GeForce 8800GT

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 28 July 2008. Page 2 of 7. 1 Comment


The NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT has 112 stream processors, 600MHz reference core clock, 1500MHz shader clock, 900MHz reference memory clock, and a 256-bit memory interface. These specifications place the GeForce 8800GT ahead of the GeForce 8800GS but behind the GeForce 8800GTS.

The cooler on the ECS GeForce 8800GT (N8800GT-256MX) doesn't follow NVIDIA's reference design but they have gone with a slightly different design. Cooling the NVIDIA GPU is an aluminum heatsink with a large fan and plastic shroud fitted above. The video memory isn't actively cooled but driving heat away from some of the power circuitry towards the rear of the graphics card is a much smaller passively cooled heatsink. The cooling solution on this graphics card isn't as nearly as large as what can be found on some ASUS and Gigabyte graphics cards, but this cooler gets the job done.

The memory chips on this ECS graphics card are from Hynix with the ICs being labeled HY5RS1232. The 8800GT requires a 6-pin PCI Express power connector be attached as a PCI Express 2.0 slot itself cannot provide enough power for this graphics card. As is standard for NVIDIA these days, the GeForce 8800GT does support their multi-GPU Scalable Link Interface (SLI) technology.

The ECS cooling solution on the N8800GT-256MX only needs four screws for mounting, but all of the holes through the PCB to fit the 8800GT reference cooler can be found on this graphics card. This will make changing out the cooling solution easy.

This graphics card has two dual-link DVI connectors as well as HDTV video output support through the third connector.

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