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NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
- Core clock speed 450 MHz
- Max video memory 256 MB
- Memory type GDDR3
- Memory clock speed 1320 MHz
- Maximum resolution
NVIDIA started GeForce 7900 GS sales 1 May 2006 at a recommended price of $259. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 256 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.32 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 42.24 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 198 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 49 Watt.
It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at
of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Of GeForce 7900 GS's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||1036|
|Value for money||0.01|
|GPU code name||G71|
|Release date||1 May 2006 (16 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$259|
|Current price||$100 (0.4x MSRP)||of 49999 (A100 SXM4)|
GeForce 7900 GS's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 7900 GS's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Core clock speed||450 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||278 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||90 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||49 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||9.000||of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce 7900 GS'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|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7900 GS: 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.
|Maximum RAM amount||256 MB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||1320 MHz||of 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)|
|Memory bandwidth||42.24 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7900 GS. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
|Display Connectors||2x DVI, 1x S-Video|
APIs supported by GeForce 7900 GS, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||2.1||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce 7900 GS. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
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.
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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Let's see how good GeForce 7900 GS 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.
Overall GeForce 7900 GS performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest GeForce 7900 GS's AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 6450A, which is faster by 2% and higher by 6 positions in our rating.
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