NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2006
Performance 0.98


NVIDIA started GeForce 7900 GTX sales 9 March 2006. This is a Curie architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 512 MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 1.6 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 84 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 7900 GTX: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating1013
Value for money0.01
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG71
Market segmentDesktop
Release date9 March 2006 (17 years old)
Current price$228 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

GeForce 7900 GTX'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 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed650 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors278 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology90 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)84 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate15.60of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on GeForce 7900 GTX's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7900 GTX: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed1600 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7900 GTX. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 7900 GTX, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.0
OpenGL2.1of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce 7900 GTX. Overall 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.

7900 GTX 0.98
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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%

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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 7900 GTX 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.

Relative perfomance

GeForce 7900 GTX's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7900 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 7900 GTX according to our statistics.

User rating

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