3Digest: March 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (459/1300 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward GeForce 7800 GTX GS, 256MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, 459/459/500 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: 24
- Vertex processors: 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 11016 megapixels/sec and 11016 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $520-550, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This is a very fast accelerator from NVIDIA further overclocked by Gainward. 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 March 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 84.21 WHQL for Windows XP.