3Digest, August 2006:
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (430/1200 MHz)
This GPU is presented by ASUS GeForce 7800 GTX, 256MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, 430/430/470 MHz clock rates;
- Pixel pipelines: 24
- Vertex pipelines: 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 10320 megapixels/sec and 10320 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $520-550, 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.
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 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 91.33, 91.45 beta release for Windows XP.