3Digest: October/November 2006:
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (650/1600 MHz)
This GPU is presented by the reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX PCI-E 512MB DDR3 (650/1600 MHz), PCI-E.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX GPU, 650/650/650 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 15600 megapixels/sec and 15600 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs $550-600, supports DirectX 9.0c.
This most powerful SINGLE-GPU card supports all the technologies, including SM3.0.
1.1ns fetch indicates 900 (1800) MHz clock, but memory operates at 800 (1600) 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.