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NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT Graphics Card

As a lower-end version of the GeForce 7800 GTX, the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT not only comes with a down-sized version of the 7800 GTX GPU and slower GDDR3 memory, it also has a simpler cooler and PCB design. But it is still a power guzzler with a massive thermal output, so the additional power connector is still required.

Unlike cards tested by most hardware sites which come directly from third-party manufacturers, NVIDIA gave us the GeForce 7800 GT reference card which actually had a much lower clock speed than some of the cards in the market. So, please keep that in mind when you compare the benchmarks in this review with those from other websites.

As far as the reference card is concerned, its performance falls right in between that of the 7800 GTX and the 6800 Ultra. This is exactly what NVIDIA wants. The GeForce 7800 GTX needs a healthy lead over its smaller brother to ensure that you will feel justified in paying more for it.

If the GeForce 7800 GT could perform a little better, we won't have a hard time recommending it instead of its more expensive brother. NVIDIA is a lot smarter this time. They are actually tailoring the performance of the 7800 GT according to its cost bracket.

So, would we recommend the GeForce 7800 GT? Well, the answer is pretty simple. If you can't afford the GeForce 7800 GTX, there's no harm settling for the GeForce 7800 GT. You get all the features of the 7800 GTX for a much lower cost. All you have to do is put up with the loss of bragging rights and better frame rates.

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Comprehensive Review


• G70

Manufacturing Process

• 0.11 Micron

Transistor Count

• 302 Million

DirectX Support



PCI Express

Vertex Pipelines


Vertex Shader Version


Pixel / Texture Pipelines

• 20 x 1

Pixel Shader Version

• 3.0

Core Speed

• 400 MHz

Fill Rate

• 8000 MTexels/s

Memory Bus Width


Memory Type


Memory Speed

• 500 MHz (1 GHz DDR)

Memory Bandwidth

• 32 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
256-Bit Memory Interface
NVIDIA® UltraShadow™ II Technology
128-Bit Studio-Precision Computation
OpenGL® 2.0 Optimizations and Support
NVIDIA® nView® Multi-Display Technology


* Our New Review System

ARP is committed to developing new ways to improve your experience with us. As part of our continuous efforts to improve the value of our reviews to you, we are implementing a new review system.

This new review system is designed to allow you to quickly receive information on the latest hardware. This new system also allows you to quickly get the gist of the review without reading through it. This can be very useful, especially in situations where you need to make a quick purchase decision.

In this new system, we start with a Product Overview whenever a company sends us a press release about their latest product. We shift through extraneous PR-talk to create a straightforward summary of the product's features as well as its specifications. This allows you to quickly find out all the pertinent details about the product, without reading through official press releases.

When we receive the product for review, we will quickly take photos of it and create a Pictorial Review. The purpose of a pictorial review is to allow you, the reader, to quickly examine the product visually. It may help you make better purchase decisions, especially if you cannot wait for the full review.

After thorough testing, we will post a Comprehensive Review of the product. This adds on to the pictorial review with comprehensive test results and our final conclusion on the product.

But no matter whether you are reading a Pictorial Review or a Comprehensive Review, you can always read the summary of the review as well as examine the product's specifications right on the first page. In all our new reviews, we will maintain the first page as a Product Overview page. If the product is listed in PriceGrabber, you can also check out the lowest price online.

We hope this new review system will make your experience a lot more enjoyable and informative!


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