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NVIDIA GeForce 7900 Series Specs

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  1. malware New Member

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    VR-Zone has some information about the specs for the upcoming 90nm G71 or GeForce 7900. There will be two models: the first card or GeForce 7900 GTX will have 512MB GDDR3 1.1 ns memory clocked at 1.6GHz, 650MHz core clock and 32 pipelines. The second one will be the GeForce 7900 GT card clocked at 450MHz core, 1.32GHz memory with 256MB GDDR3 1.4ns memories and 24 pipelines. The performance and price differences between the two models seem to be pretty huge. Both cards will be officially launched on March 9th at CeBIT.

    Source: VR-Zone
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    Quake2owns New Member

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    I seriously doubt this video card will be much faster than the x1900xtx not with 650 core and 1600 clocks,.
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    the GT is not going to be much faster than the 7800 GTX...my GTX from Gigabyte is running at 480/1250 stock, so 30 mhz more on the core, but 70mhz less on the mem...should be interesting to see at what pricepoint the 7900GT will be sold at.

    A X1900XTX goes for 600€s, while the XT starts at 500€s
    A 7800GTX can be had for ~410€s

    So I am guessing that the 7900GT will come it at around 450 if it does not beat the X1900XT, and soon fall to around 400€s (while the 7800GTX 256MB vanishes?). While the 7900GTX will come in around 600€s as well, considering that the 7800GTX 512MB is no were to be bought and no one would buy that card if the newer one could be had for that money.

    I also expect both cards to look much like the 7800GTX, and the 7800GTX 512 in terms of cooling and layout.

    My hope is, that the 7800 based cards will drop in price, but I fear that they may dissapear from the market way to soon, to be a bargain for any of us. At the time of writing, I could only find one X1800XT within the german speaking region of of Europe, for a whooping 506€, the same price a X1900XT could be had at. But then, ATI is planning to release a "normal" X1900 soon, thus there is no real point in providing X1800XT anymore...while nVidia may just stick to the good ol' 7800GTX to fill that market segment, by dropping the price.

    I bought my 7800GTX for 390€s..I was hoping to score another one for 300 or less some day...but I fear that is not going to happen...

    cheers
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    Guess we can only wait and see...
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    I was reading somewhere the g71 needs to be 700 core or higher with 1800 memory clocks to beat a x1900xtx and those speeds didnt happen so the x1900xtx still owns it. I mean look at the 6800 ultra and the 7800 gtx 6800 ultra 400 core 1100 memory in doom3 1600x1200 timedemo it was scoring like 43 fps then nvidia added 8 more pixel pipelines and 2 more vertex and added better memory 1.4 ns with 430 core and 1200 memory clocks the doom3 timedemo demo1 1600x1200 x4 aa benchmark went from 43 fps with 6800 ultra to 54 fps with the 7800 gtx . I highly doubt the G71 will really be much faster than the 7800 gtx 512 mb even if its 40% thats not much.
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    and thats because ATI looked deeper in the issue of performance.i believe that Nvidia has a lack of architecture in her cards.except from the "fort" of SM 3.0 which is already fallen.with less "pipelines" Ati managed to overcome Nvidia in performance just because they increased the raw processing power of the card.the shader processors (ALU).48 ALUs is kind of a big deal.
    but into both brands i find a lack of memory bandwidth..
    things are getting wild in "vga war".there are expectations of DX10 cards,of GDDR4 chipsets..we all expect that the changes will be massive.that`s what i`m afraid.things are moving so fast that we are going to have the hardware but not the software to unlock all the possibilities..
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    Let's wait for the numbers and not asume anything until the official results are in :)
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    ha ha yeah, clocks and pipelines INDICATE that its going to be awesome, but...who knows? besides, its probably going to be just like 7800GTX 512, very expensive, unavailable, and has the appearance of being created just to beat the current graphics crown.

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