3Digest: October/November 2006:
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (480/1400 MHz)
This GPU is presented by XFX GeForce 7900 GS PCI-E 256MB DDR3 (480/1400 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS GPU, 480/480/480 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 20
- Vertex pipelines: 8
- Texture processors: 20
- ROPs: 16
- 256MB DDR3 SGRAM in 8 Samsung BGA chips. 700 (1400) MHz max. clock rate.
- 256-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 9600 megapixels/sec and 9600 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $220-250, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This new-generation product from NVIDIA supports all innovations including SM 3.0.
1.4ns fetch indicates the actual 700 (1400) MHz clock rate.
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.