3Digest: October/November 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 about $320-350, supports DirectX 9.0c. It's leaving the market.
Formerly one of the fastest NVIDIA accelerators, it supports all innovations including SM 3.0.
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 November 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 96.89 beta (for 8800 series), 96.94 beta (for 8800 series), 97.02 beta (for 8800 series), 93.71 WHQL for Windows XP.