3Digest: February 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (550/1700 MHz)
This GPU is presented by reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX, 512MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX, 550/550/550 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 24
- Vertex pipelines: 8
- Texture processors: 24
- ROPs: 16
- 512MB DDR3 SGRAM in Samsung BGA chips. 850 (1700) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 13200 megapixels/sec and 13200 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $820-850, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This most powerful GPU supports all the technologies, including Shaders 3.0, has PCI-Express 16x interface.
1.1ns fetch time indicates 900 (1800) MHz clock, but memory operates at 880 (1760) 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 version) for Windows XP.