NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce 7900 GTX sales 9 March 2006. This is Curie architecture desktop card based on 90 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 0.5 GB 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 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. An additional 1 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 84 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 3.70 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 7900 GTX's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Curie
 
Code name
G71
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
9 March 2006
 

Technical specs

GeForce 7900 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 7900 GTX's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
650 MHz
 
Transistor count
278 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
84 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
15.6
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
Width
1-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7900 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
0.5 GB
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
51.2 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7900 GTX.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 7900 GTX. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3.70
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
38488.00
 
 
Passmark
305
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce 7900 GTX is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.02
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 7900 GTX performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7900 GTX from AMD is Radeon HD 5670, which is faster by 5% and higher by 16 positions in our rating.

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