GeForce 7800GT Specifications
The 7800GT sits where the 6800GT did when compared to the 6800 Ultra. Although this time around the difference between them on paper is a little greater. The original 6800GT and 6800Ultra only differed by memory clocks as both sported the 16 Pipeline Architecture but this time around the 7800GT uses a 20 Pipeline setup. While this is more then the Ultra and GT, it is 4 pipes down on the 7800GTX which offers 24.
The 7800GTX has a core and memory clock speed of 430MHz and 1200MHz with BFG bumping that up to 460MHz and 1300MHz. The 7800GT has a core and memory clock of 400MHz (30MHz less than GTX) and 1000MHz (200MHz less than GTX). In true BFG fashion, these clock speeds have been bumped up to 425MHz and 1050MHz giving them the jump on the competition.
Texels/Sec have dropped from 920 Million on the 7800GTX to 850 Million, Memory Bandwidth on the 7800GTX is at 41.6GB/s while the 7800GT offers 33.6GB/s.
The 7800GT does support SLI like its big brother along with HDR, Shader Model 3.0 (nVidia's new Power of 3 marketing tactics) and Direct X 9. Everyone all over the world is hoping that the 4 pipe lines missing on the 7800GT can be unlocked but at the moment we are those few pipelines down.
256MB of DDR3 is again still on offer and this is becoming the norm with the new line of high-end cards and while we haven't heard anything on 512MB offerings from nVidia there is no doubt that if the demand is there nVidia will create the cards, at least this is what we were told.
Finally like the latest batch of high-end cards the 7800GT requires the 6 Pin power connector to provide all the power. Let's have a quick look at the card before we move onto the packaging and then benchmarks.
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