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Gigabyte GV-NX73G128D GeForce 7300 GS Graphics Card

Most of us probably didn't have high hopes for the new GeForce 7300 GS. After all, NVIDIA crippled it by giving it a narrow 64-bits memory bus. The card actually has a lower memory bandwidth than the old GeForce 6200!

But the new Gigabyte GV-NX73G128D surprised us by performing better than expected. With the exception of its exceptionally poor performance in Half Life 2, it consistently performed much better than the ATI Radeon X300.

Generally, it was 50% to twice as fast as the X300. It performed best in Doom 3 where it achieved a respectable 47.5 fps and was twice as fast as the X300.

We managed to overclock the core by 4% and the memory by 6.2% in our overclocking trials. This was poorer than what we saw with the ASUS Extreme N7300GS but it gave the Gigabyte card a 4-6% boost in performance, which was again most pronounced in Doom 3.

If you are not particular about high frame rates or high resolutions when you play games, this card will serve you well. But don't expect miracles from it. It's positioned as an entry-level card with a price target of only $99.

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Manufacturing Process

• 0.09 Micron

Transistor Count

• 112 Million

DirectX Support



PCI Express

Vertex Pipelines


Vertex Shader Version


Pixel / Texture Pipelines

• 4 x 1

Pixel Shader Version

• 3.0

Core Speed

• 550 MHz

Fill Rate

• 2200 MTexels/s

Memory Bus Width


Memory Size

• 128 MB

Memory Type

• DDR2

Memory Speed

• 405 MHz (810 MHz DDR)

Memory Bandwidth

• 6.48 GB/s


• Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 Support
• NVIDIA® CineFX™ 4.0 Engine
• NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
• NVIDIA® Intellisample™ 4.0 Technology
• 64-Bit Floating Point Texture Filtering and Blending
• NVIDIA® PureVideo™ Technology
• Adaptable Programmable Video Processor
• High-Definition MPEG-2 and WMV Hardware Acceleration
• Advanced Motion Adaptive De-Interlacing
• Video Scaling and Filtering
• Video Color Correction
• Integrated HDTV Encoder
64-Bit Memory Interface
NVIDIA® UltraShadow™ II Technology
128-Bit Studio-Precision Computation
OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support
NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology


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