7950 GT vs 7900 GTX

Price now 228$
Games supported 50%
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
7950 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 512 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1400 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 219$
Games supported 50%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking10161035
Value for money0.010.01
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)Curie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG71G71
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date9 March 2006 (17 years old)6 August 2006 (16 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$114.95
Current price$228 $219 (1.9x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Core clock speed650 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors278 million278 million
Manufacturing process technology90 nm90 nm
Power consumption (TDP)84 Watt65 Watt
Texture fill rate15.6013.20

Size and compatibility

Information on 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 x16PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin1x 6-pin


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount512 MB512 MB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s44.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video2x DVI, 1x S-Video

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX9.0c (9_3)9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model3.03.0

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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
7950 GT 0.87

7900 GTX outperforms 7950 GT by 13% in our combined benchmark results.


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%

7900 GTX 387
7950 GT 344

7900 GTX outperforms 7950 GT by 13% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 0.98 0.87
Recency 9 March 2006 6 August 2006
Memory bandwidth 51.2 44.8
Power consumption (TDP) 84 Watt 65 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, we recommend GeForce 7900 GTX since it shows better performance.

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