A couple of months back, CDRinfo released a review investigating the capabilities of the XFX 7800 GT card. The 7800 GT became available after the 7800 GTX, as a more affordable solution for gamers who wanted to get all the benefits of a latest release card, but at a lower cost. In this review, we will be looking at the
XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked with 256MB DDR3.
||GeForce 7800 GTX
||256 MB DDR3
|| 450MHz (Factory Overclock)
||1.25GHz (Factory Overclock)
10.32 billion pixels/sec |
|Texels per Second
|Pixels per clock (peak)
||Video-in & Video-out (VIVO) with HDTV-out support
||2x S-Video cables
2x DVI adaptors
||Dual DVI Out , TV Capture , Factory overclocked the engine clock at 450MHz and memory clock at 1.25GHz (vs. standard 430MHz and 1.2GHz) , Dual VGA , SLI ready , HDTV ready
More specifically, we will be testing the XFX 7800 GTX (450/1.25) EditionVGA card. This is one of the highest stock overclocked 7800GTX cards you can find on the market. But there is also an XFX GeForce 7800 GTX version, which is stock overclocked at 490MHz Engine clock and 1.3GHz Memory clock.
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unparalleled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance PCI Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on over 60 top PC games.
The combination of high-definition video processors and NVIDIA DVD decoder software delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for all video content to turn your PC into a high-end home theater. (Feature requires supported video software.)
Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.
Enhances the performance of bleeding-edge games, like id Software's Doom 3, that feature complex scenes with multiple light sources and objects.
128-bit studio-precision computation through the entire pipeline prevents image defects due to low precision and ensures the best image quality for even the most demanding applications.
Delivers more memory bandwidth and efficiency to power the latest games and applications at blazing speeds.
Based on the OpenEXR technology from Industrial Light & Magic (http://www.openexr.com/), NVIDIA's 64-bit texture implementation delivers state-of-the-art high dynamic-range (HDR) visual effects through floating point capabilities in shading, filtering, texturing, and blending.
PureVideo's programmable technology adapts to new video encoding formats as they are developed to provide a future-proof video solution. (Feature requires supported video software.)
Smoothes video and DVD playback on progressive displays to deliver a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home theater systems. (Feature requires supported video software.)
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates--up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays.
Smoothly playback all MPEG-2 and WMV video--including WMV-HD--with minimal CPU usage so the PC is free to do other work.
Provides world-class TV-out functionality up to 1080i resolution.
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for all DirectX® 9 applications, including Shader Model 3.0 titles.
Delivers up to 2x the shading power of previous generation products taking gaming performance to extreme levels.
Delivers advanced visual effects at unimaginable speeds. Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 enables stunning and complex special effects. Next-generation shader architecture with new texture unit design streamlines texture processing for faster and smoother gameplay.
Allows the user to adjust color controls digitally to compensate for the lighting conditions of their workspace, in order to achieve accurate, bright colors in all conditions.
Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare ensures the best out-of-box experience for every user and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. Includes full support for PCI Express and AGP.
The industry's fastest antialiasing delivers ultra-realistic visuals, with no jagged edges, at lightning-fast speeds. Visual quality is taken to new heights through a new rotated grid sampling pattern, advanced 128 Tap sample coverage, 16x anisotropic filtering, and support for transparent supersampling and multisampling.
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL applications. NVIDIA® nView® Multi-display Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.
Color temperature correction makes actors' faces appear natural, rather than washed out and pale, when playing videos on LCD and CRT displays. Display gamma correction ensures videos are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out regardless of the video format or display. (Feature requires supported video software.)
High-quality scaling and filtering technology delivers a clear, clean image at any window size, including full-screen HDTV resolutions up to 1080i.
As usual, the XFX retail box is 'X' shaped and includes all the required material. A multi-language installation guide, a user's manual, cables, drivers disc and of course, games :-)
- X2 The Threat
- Moto GP 2
The cables included in the box:
|2 S-Video cables
||2 DVI-CRT converters
On the rear of the box, you will find the serial number and the card's fan cover.
Now that we have covered the card's specifications and features, let's move on to the next page and have a closer look...