3Digest, August 2005:
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (430/1200 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward GeForce 7800 GTX, 256MB, PCI-E card.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU(24 pixel pipelines), 430/430/470 MHz clock rates;
- 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 10320 megapixels/sec and 10320 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product has MSRP of $549 (the real value is about $560-650 considering the newness), supports DirectX 9.0c.
This is the most powerful GPU at the moment. It supports all the technologies, including Shaders 3.0. PCI-Express 16x interface.
1.6ns fetch indicates 625 (1250) MHz clock, but memory operates at 600 (1200) 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 August 10, 2005 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 77.77 WHQL for Windows XP.