7800 GTX vs 7800 GT

Price now 224$
Games supported 49%
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 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 430 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1200 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 176$
Games supported 50%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating10531019
Value for moneyno data0.01
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG70G70
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date11 August 2005
(17 years old)
22 June 2005
(17 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$449 $599
Current price$224 (0.5x MSRP)$176 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

To calculate the index we compare the characteristics of graphics cards against their prices.

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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 MHz430 MHz
Number of transistors302 million302 million
Manufacturing process technology110 nm110 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt86 Watt
Texture fill rate8.00010.32

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 mm228 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pinno data


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

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MB256 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1000 MHz1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth32 GB/s38.4 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
7800 GTX 0.74
  • 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: 25%

7800 GT 244
7800 GTX 290

GeForce 7800 GTX outperforms GeForce 7800 GT by 19% 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 0.74
Recency 11 August 2005 22 June 2005
Cost $449 $599
Memory bandwidth 32 38.4
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 86 Watt

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

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX
GeForce 7800 GTX

since it shows better performance.

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Competitors of GeForce 7800 GT by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GT by AMD is Radeon HD 8280E, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions 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 95.16

Competitors of GeForce 7800 GTX by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 2900 GT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT Radeon HD 2900 GT

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 7800 GTX:

Radeon E6460 110.81
GeForce 7800 GTX 100

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