NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 7800 GTX sales 22 June 2005 at a recommended price of $599. 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 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 38.4 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is Single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 228 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 86 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.11 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN RTX.

General info

Of GeForce 7800 GTX's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Curie
 
Code name
G70
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
22 June 2005
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 

Technical specs

GeForce 7800 GTX'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 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
430 MHz
 
Transistor count
302 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
110 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
86 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
10.32 GTexel / s
 

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 7800 GTX'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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Length
228 mm
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7800 GTX: 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
GDDR3
 
Maximum RAM amount
256 MB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
38.4 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 7800 GTX, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
9.0c (9_3)
 
OpenGL
2.1
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

0.11

Passmark

223

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce 7800 GTX is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 7800 GTX performance compared to its nearest competitors.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 5450, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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