I'm running an ASUS EN8800 GTS 512MB on my install (Gentoo, what Sabayon is based on) and it runs Compiz-Fusion without issue with full acceleration.
You need to familiarize yourself with the Portage system, as this is how things are (properly) installed in Gentoo/Sabayon.
1. Go to http://www.gentoo-portage.com
2. In the search query enter the search term Nvidia
3. You will see that the correct package that corresponds to what you are looking for is called "nvidia-drivers"
4. Go to a command prompt
5. Become Super User
6. Synchronize your portage tree, emerge --sync
7. Type the following: emerge -uvaD nvidia-drivers
******Side note: If I remember correctly (sorry, I run Gentoo, I use Sabayon on client's systems because it's MUCH faster and easier to install and it's pre-configuration is far superior to any other distro I've come across), Sabayon uses the unstable tree by default; ~x86, so on a Gentoo system, you'd have to echo the package name into package.keywords; you shouldn't have to on Sabayon.*******
8. The package will tell you after it installs to run eselect to change your OpenGL config to the Nvidia one.
9. Type modprobe nvidia and then lsmod and you should see that the nvidia module loaded. If this is the case, then the module is installed correctly.
10. Assuming you are doing this from a command prompt, type nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
11. Modify the the device section of your config file to look SOMETHING like mine:
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## === disable PnP Monitor ===
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "true"
Option "UseEdidDpi" "DFP-0"
Option "TripleBuffer" "true"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "HWCursor" "true"
Note that your config file may differ substantially from mine, since mine has kind of "evolved" over the course of about 5 years
I can post additional sections of my config file if the above excerpt does not make yours function. Please note that the config file I am expecting that you are using is the default one from your Sabayon install, and NOT one generated by the NVidia driver installer from your previous efforts.
Please let me know if the above works for you.