NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT


NVIDIA started GeForce 7950 GT sales 6 August 2006 at a recommended price of 114.95 USD. 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 1.4 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 44.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 1-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 65 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 2.47 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce 7950 GT's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Perfomance to price
Code name
Release date
6 August 2006
Launch price (MSRP)
114.95 USD
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
114.95 USD
of 4576.59 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce 7950 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 7950 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
550 MHz
Transistor count
278 million
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
of 20896 (Tesla M10)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 7950 GT'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
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7950 GT: 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
0.5 GB
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
1400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
44.8 GB/s
of 11404 (GRID K1)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7950 GT.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 7950 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce 7950 GT performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce 7950 GT from AMD is Radeon HD 5570, which is faster by 6% and higher by 13 positions in our rating.

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