Today, NVIDIA will be announcing the GeForce 7800 GT. As with the GeForce 7800 GTX, the GeForce 7800 GT will be available for purchase from a number of on-line retailers, which carries a suggested retail price of $449.
New NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT Available for Back-to-School Season
The MSRP of the GeForce 6800 GT is being lowered to $299 and the GeForce 6800 is dropping to $199.
The GeForce 7800 GT (bottom card) operates at a core frequency of 400MHz and is outfitted with 256MB of DDR3 memory running at 500MHz (1GHz effective).
With 7 vertex processing units and 20 pixel pipelines, the GeForce 7800 GT boasts the same feature-set as the GeForce 7800 GTX.
NVIDIA recommends a 350W power supply for systems that have a single GeForce 7800 GT.
The test system consists of an Athlon 64 4000+, Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard, 1GB of DDR400 RAM, Windows XP SP2, and reference driver 77.77. AA and AF were set to application-controlled and the image setting was set to high quality.
Two games were chosen that are well-known for the demands they place on the graphics sub-system. In-game graphics settings were at their highest level, which includes Ultra water detail in Far Cry.
The reference card arrived on Tuesday. Had I paid attention to a known issue that NVIDIA furnishes in their driver release notes, more time could have been devoted to benchmarking
Doom 3 Performance
Far Cry Performance
An interesting observation concerning the GeForce 7800 GT is revealed when its price and performance are compared to the GeForce 7800 GTX. At $449, the GeForce 7800 GT is roughly 75% of the price of the GeForce 7800 GTX, which was $599 at launch. However, based on the benchmark results from Doom 3 and Far Cry, the GeForce 7800 GT delivers approximately 92% of the performance of the GeForce 7800 GTX in Doom 3 and 88% in Far Cry.
If a similar price/performance ratio is found in other previews, the GeForce 7800 GT will be a big win for NVIDIA and a big win for consumers