3Digest: December 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR3 (400/800 MHz)
This GPU is presented by reference card NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR3 (400/800 MHz) PCI-Express.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7600GS GPU, 400 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 12
- Vertex pipelines: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 8
- 256MB GDDR3 in BGA chips; 400 (800) MHz clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 4800 megapixels/sec and 4800 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $120-140, 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 ($120-150).
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 December 15, 2006 the latest drivers from NVIDIA were 96.97 beta (for 8800 series), 97.44 release (for 8800 series), 93.81 beta for Windows XP.