3Digest, August 2006:
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (650/1600 MHz)
This GPU is presented by the reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (650/1600 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX GPU, 650/650/650 MHz clock rates;
- Pixel pipelines: 24
- Vertex pipelines: 8
- Texture processors: 24
- ROPs: 16
- 512MB DDR3 SGRAM in Samsung BGA chips. 850 (1700) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 15600 megapixels/sec and 15600 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $550-600, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This most powerful SINGLE-GPU card supports all the technologies, including SM3.0.
1.1ns fetch indicates 900 (1800) MHz clock, but memory operates at 800 (1600) 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.