7600 GT vs 7800 GT

Price now 225$
Games supported 48%
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
  • 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
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 560 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 152$
Games supported 46%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating10971126
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG70G73
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date11 August 2005 (17 years old)9 March 2006 (17 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$449 $199
Current price$225 (0.5x MSRP)$152 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Core clock speed400 MHz560 MHz
Number of transistors302 million177 million
Manufacturing process technology110 nm90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt40 Watt
Texture fill rate8.0006.720

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
Length226 mmno data
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MB256 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1000 MHz1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth32 GB/s22.4 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.03.0

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 0.62
7600 GT 0.51
  • 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: 24%

7800 GT 244
7600 GT 201

GeForce 7800 GT outperforms GeForce 7600 GT by 21% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.62 0.51
Recency 11 August 2005 9 March 2006
Cost $449 $199
Memory bus width 256 128
Memory bandwidth 32 22.4
Chip lithography 110 nm 90 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 40 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
GeForce 7800 GT

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of GeForce 7800 GT by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 8280E, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 8280E Radeon HD 8280E

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 7800 GT:

GeForce 7800 GT 100
Radeon E6465 93.55

Competitors of GeForce 7600 GT by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7600 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 6450, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 2 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 6450 Radeon HD 6450

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 7600 GT:

GeForce 7600 GT 100

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User rating

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