3Digest: December 2006
NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 (560/1400 MHz)
This GPU is presented by Gainward NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 (560/1400 MHz) PCI-Express.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT GPU, 560 MHz clock rate;
- Pixel pipelines: 12
- Vertex pipelines: 5
- Texture processors: 12
- ROPs: 8
- 256MB GDDR3 in BGA chips; 700 (1400) MHz clock rate.
- 128-bit bus;
- Peak fill rate in the multitexturing mode without optimizations is 6720 megapixels/sec and 6720 megatexels/sec.
By the end of the month the product costs about $180-210, supports DirectX 9.0c (SM3.0).
This novelty was first tested early in March 2006. It's intended for the middle-end segment ($170-200).
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.
For the provided graphics cards