3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (450/1300 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward BLISS 7800 GT GLH, 512MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU, 450/450/490 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 20
- Vertex pipelines: 7
- Texture processors: 20
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 9000 megapixels/sec and 9000 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $410-430, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This relatively new accelerator from NVIDIA supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. PCI-Express x16 interface.
1.4ns fetch indicates 700 (1400) MHz clock, but memory operates at 650 (1300) MHz.
You can read more on GeForce 7 Series in our reviews: Theoretical and analytical graphics card reviews containing functional analysis of NVIDIA GPUs
On February 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 81.98 WHQL (updated) for Windows XP.