3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (486/1350 MHz)
This GPU is presented by ASUS GeForce 7800 GTX TOP, 256MB, PCI-E card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, 486/486/526 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 24
- Vertex pipelines: 8
- Texture processors: 24
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 11664 megapixels/sec and 11664 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $610-640, supports DirectX 9.0c.
Just recently it was the fastest accelerator from NVIDIA further overclocked by ASUS. And though there's already a faster version from NVIDIA, this one is still very popular. It supports all the innovations, including Shader Model 3.0. Has PCI-Express x16 interface.
1.6ns fetch indicates 625 (1250) MHz clock, but memory operates at 675 (1350) 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.