NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
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  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 400 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1000 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2005
Performance 0.63

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 7800 GT sales 11 August 2005 at a recommended price of $449. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 110 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 256 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 32 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-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

0.63%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 7800 GT: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating1053
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG70
Market segmentDesktop
Release date11 August 2005 (17 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$449
Current price$225 (0.5x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce 7800 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 speed400 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors302 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology110 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate8.000of 961.9 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)

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 graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Length226 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7800 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth32 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7800 GT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 7800 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCLN/A
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 7800 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

7800 GT 0.63
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Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

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Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 7800 GT is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 7800 GT performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

The nearest GeForce 7800 GT's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 8330E, which is faster by 2% and higher by 4 positions in our performance rating.

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