3Digest: March 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (450/1100 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward GeForce 7800 GT GS, 256MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU, 450/450/490 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: 20
- Vertex processors: 7
- Texture processors: 20
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SDRAM in 8 Infineon 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 $430-450, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This is one of the fastest graphics accelerators today. Supports all modern technologies, including Shader Model 3.0. PCI-Express x16 interface.
2.0ns fetch indicate 500 (1000) MHz clock, but the memory operates at 550 (1100) 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 March 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 84.21 WHQL for Windows XP.