3Digest: April 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR3 (400/800 MHz)
This GPU is presented by reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR3 (400/800 MHz) PCI-Express.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS GPU, 400 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel processors: 12
- Vertex processors: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 8
- 256MB GDDR3 in BGA chips; 400 (800) MHz max. 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 $150-170, supports DirectX 9.0c (Shaders 3.0).
This novelty, which we tested for the first time early in April 2006, is meant for the middle-end ($130-150).
The card is rather successful and easily outperforms rivals 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 April 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 84.43 official beta for Windows XP.