3Digest: September 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 (550/950 MHz)
This GPU is presented ASUS GeForce 7600GS 512MB GDDR2 Silent (550/950 MHz) PCI-Express.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS GPU, 550 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 12
- Vertex pipelines: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 8
- 512MB GDDR2 in BGA chips. 475 (950) MHz clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 6600 megapixels/sec and 6600 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $140-170, supports DirectX 9.0c (SM3.0).
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 September 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 91.47 WHQL for Windows XP.