3Digest: March 2007
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 (400/800 MHz)
This GPU is presented by reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 (400/800 MHz) PCI-Express.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS GPU, 400 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 12
- Vertex pipelines: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 8
- 256MB GDDR2 in BGA chips. 400 (800) MHz clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 4800 megapixels/sec and 4800 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $120-140, supports DirectX 9.0c (SM3.0).
This novelty, which we tested for the first time early in April 2006, is meant for the middle-end ($120-150).
The card is rather successful and easily outperforms higher-end rivals of the previous generation in terms of performance and features.
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, 2007 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 97.92 WHQL release (for 8800 series), 93.81 beta (for other series) for Windows XP, 101.41 beta for Windows Vista.