Nvidia preps GeForce 7800 GFX


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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/01/nvidia_geforce_7800_gtx/


Nvidia preps GeForce 7800 GFX

By Tony Smith in Taipei
Published Wednesday 1st June 2005 18:10 GMT
Computex 2005 Nvidia's upcoming G70 chip will be dubbed the GeForce 7800 GTX
when it ships, sources close to a number of graphics card makers mentioned
to The Register.

Quite a few even had boards based on the part humming away and rendering
3DMark demos in machines kept behind closed doors.

The latest alleged leaks suggest the part will not be launched until later
this month. When the do, they will apparently sport 24 pixel pipelines fed
by eight vertex pipelines, allowing the chip to churn out 860 million
vertices every second and colour 10.32 billion pixels in the same space of
time.

The 7800 will feature the latest versions of Nvidia's CineFX and
Intellisample engines, with DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 support and Open GL
2.0 handled too. The chip offers 64-bit floating point texture filtering and
blending, as per the 6800 series.

The GTX will support SLi, but the vanilla 7800 and 7800 GT versions will
not, we hear. Core and memory speeds will very between the three versions
and between different vendors' implementations, as usual, but specs we've
seen mention a 430MHz core and memory clocked to 1.2GHz effective. The
memory interface is 256 bits wide, and supports GDDR 3. The memory bandwidth
comes to 38.4GBps.
 
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Nvidia preps GeForce 7800 GFX

If this is really a 150watt card, as has been reported, you'd be a fool
to buy one. It smacks of the FX5800 all over again. My 6800GT has
performed admirably for almost a year now, and looks to be plenty for any
game appearing in 2005.

rms
 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/01/nvidia_geforce_7800_gtx/


Nvidia preps GeForce 7800 GFX

By Tony Smith in Taipei
Published Wednesday 1st June 2005 18:10 GMT
Computex 2005 Nvidia's upcoming G70 chip will be dubbed the GeForce 7800 GTX
when it ships, sources close to a number of graphics card makers mentioned
to The Register.


The only reason why nVidia is coming out with a new card is because ATI is
releasing the R520 this year. Not too long ago, nVidia was saying that they
had no plans to come out with anything new this year and that users looking
for a product refresh should look at getting SLI. Anyway, competition in
the marketplace is good for consumers, especially for those with
previous-gen cards who are looking to get big performance gains!
 
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First of One

What's with all the people willing to sink $500 into a video card (or $1000
into two), but unable to afford a high-wattage power supply like the Enermax
AX600?
 

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