3Digest: September 2005
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (459/1300 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward GeForce 7800 GTX GS, 256MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU (24 pixel pipelines), 459/459/500 MHz clock rates;
- 256MB DDR3 SDRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 11016 megapixels/sec and 11016 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month costs $560-590, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This fastest graphics accelerator released by NVIDIA (and overclocked by Gainward) supports all modern technologies, including Shaders 3.0. The card has PCI-Express 16x interface.
1.6ns fetch indicates 625 (1250) MHz clock, but memory operates at 675 (1350) 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 September 10, 2005 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 78.02 WHQL, 81.82, 81.84 for Windows XP.