NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT


NVIDIA started GeForce 7800 GT sales 11 August 2005 at a recommended price of 449 USD. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 110 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.3 GB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 226 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 1.87 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 7800 GT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Code name
Release date
11 August 2005
Launch price (MSRP)
449 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
80.00 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce 7800 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 7800 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
400 MHz
Transistor count
302 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
110 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 7800 GT's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCIe 1.0 x16
226 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7800 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
0.3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
32.0 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7800 GT.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 7800 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 7800 GT performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5, which is slower by 3% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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