NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX


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

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-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 1.38 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 7800 GTX's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Release date
22 June 2005
Launch price (MSRP)
599 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

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
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
110 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
86 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

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).
PCIe 1.0 x16
228 mm

Memory specs

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
Maximum RAM amount
0.3 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
38.4 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

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

Video card benchmarks 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

Relative perfomance

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

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7800 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5, which is faster by 32% and higher by 49 positions in our rating.

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