Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX Launched

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A few days ago on June 21, 2005 Nvidia released their next generation of graphics cards. The first in line to be released is the 7800 GTX. About once a year Nvidia and ATI will release their next generation of cards. Last year it was the 6800 series. At the moment Nvidia has the best cards in both the single card and dual card market (SLI). This probably won't be for long though as ATI will be releasing their next generation of cards (R520) in the coming weeks.

According to some of the benchmarks I have seen, one single 7800 GTX is close to two 6800 Ultra's in SLI. You can see a review here:

http://graphics.tomshardware.com/graphi ... tx-12.html

Current starting prices for this card is around $600.00 USD.
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In case you want to see more reviews:

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Nzg0
http://techreport.com/reviews/2005q2/ge ... dex.x?pg=1
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=150&type=expert
http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews/re ... 9JRD0xMjk4
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/229/
http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=384
http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=806
http://hothardware.com/viewarticle.cfm? ... =697&cid=2
http://www.beyond3d.com/previews/nvidia/g70/
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardw ... 70preview/
http://www.3dcenter.org/artikel/nvidia_ ... bench1.php
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/156

Here's the Nvidia product page for the GeForce 7 series:
http://nvidia.com/page/geforce_7800.html

Here's a picture of the reference design:

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Here's a chart with the highest playable settings from [H]ard|OCP:

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Can't wait to see what ATI cooks up to compete with the GeForce 7 series.
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Here are a few of the basic specs of the card too:

Official MSRP: $599
Core Clock: 430 MHz
Memory Clock: 600 MHz (effective 1.2GHz)
256-bit Memory Interface
256MB GDDR3
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Dual DVI + HD-out
Max Resolution : 2048x1536 at 85Hz
24 Pixel Shader Pipelines
8 Vertex Shader Pipelines
Texture Bandwidth (FB + PCI-E) 44.4GB/s
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The 6800 Ultra's used in the testing along side of the 7800's and the ATI's,were the 6800's the stock or overclocked to the 425 or 450Mhz?

Not that it would change anything but i was just wondering because of how close the benchmarks where between the ATI's and the 6800's?
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XDUDE wrote:
The 6800 Ultra's used in the testing along side of the 7800's and the ATI's,were the 6800's the stock or overclocked to the 425 or 450Mhz?

Not that it would change anything but i was just wondering because of how close the benchmarks where between the ATI's and the 6800's?


They are all stock.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
Here are a few of the basic specs of the card too:

Official MSRP: $599
Core Clock: 430 MHz
Memory Clock: 600 MHz (effective 1.2GHz)
256-bit Memory Interface
256MB GDDR3
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Dual DVI + HD-out
Max Resolution : 2048x1536 at 85Hz
24 Pixel Shader Pipelines
8 Vertex Shader Pipelines
Texture Bandwidth (FB + PCI-E) 44.4GB/s


are these beasts available in AGP8X ? or just PCI-e?
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manuleka wrote:
Bigwebmaster wrote:
Here are a few of the basic specs of the card too:

Official MSRP: $599
Core Clock: 430 MHz
Memory Clock: 600 MHz (effective 1.2GHz)
256-bit Memory Interface
256MB GDDR3
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Dual DVI + HD-out
Max Resolution : 2048x1536 at 85Hz
24 Pixel Shader Pipelines
8 Vertex Shader Pipelines
Texture Bandwidth (FB + PCI-E) 44.4GB/s


are these beasts available in AGP8X ? or just PCI-e?


Just PCI-E. AGP is being phased out.
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agp doesnt have the bandwidth anymore.
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:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: WOW. THAT IS SOO STUPID :evil: AGP is the only graphics slot i have on my mobo i was gunna get it yesterday ti'll i saw "PCIE" (god i hate that). i like agp too. why does it have to get left behind? :cry:
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Nobody likes change except a wet baby...

Sounds like if you had your way 10 years ago we'd have never left the AT form factor for ATX.
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AGP gets left behind because it doesn't perform as well. This is called Advancement in technology. It happens all around you. It's why we don't drive Model T's any more. It's why we can cure many diseases now.

AGP has basically reached the peak of it's performance, and now we're moving on to something better.
I still have an AGP in my box, and I won't upgrade until the prices come down a LOT. When a graphics card costs more than the processor, something is not right with the world, lol.

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