3Digest: September 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (550/1700 MHz)
This GPU is presented by the reference NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX, 512MB, PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX GPU, 550/550/550 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 13200 megapixels/sec and 13200 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $500, supports DirectX 9.0c. This card has nearly left the market.
This Hi-End accelerator is already leaving the market but is still very rare. It supports all modern technologies, including SM3.0.
1.1ns fetch time indicates 900 (1800) MHz clock, but memory operates at 850 (1700) 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 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 91.47 WHQL for Windows XP.