NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce 7950 GX2 sales 5 June 2006 at a recommended price of $599 . 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 1.2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 1.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 270 mm. 1x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 110 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 0.52% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce 7950 GX2: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking1154
ArchitectureCurie (2003−2013)
GPU code nameG71
Market segmentDesktop
Release date5 June 2006 (17 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$599
Current price$252 (0.4x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce 7950 GX2's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 7950 GX2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Core clock speed500 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors278 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology90 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)110 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate12.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce 7950 GX2 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16
Length270 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 7950 GX2: 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 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1200 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 7950 GX2. 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 7950 GX2, 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 7950 GX2. 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.

7950 GX2 0.52


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: 25%

7950 GX2 201

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 7950 GX2 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 7950 GX2's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce 7950 GX2 is Radeon HD 4570, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

ATI HD 4570Radeon HD4570

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 7950 GX2:

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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.

7600 GTGeForce7600 GT
ATI HD 4570Radeon HD4570
ATI HD 4650 AGPRadeon HD4650 AGP
ATI HD 2600 PRORadeon HD2600 PRO
ATI HD 4550Radeon HD4550

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce 7950 GX2 according to our statistics.

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