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Thursday, November 23, 2006
XFX 7950GT

2. Retail package

XFX sent us the retail version of the XFX GeForce 7950GTS with the codename PV-T71J-YHF9.

At the same time, XFX offers three other variations of the 7950GT series with different core/memory timings and with SLI, Dual DVI Out , and HDTV (HDCP) support:

Other features
610 MHz
1.6 GHz
TV Capture
570 MHz
1.5 GHz
TV Out
570 MHz
1.46 GHz
550 MHz
1.4 GHz
TV Out
550 MHz
1.4 GHz

The PV-T71J-YHF9 model can be found at the retail price of US$300~$350. Prices may vary depending on your region. The retail box has the usual impressive XFX design:

XFX has included with the card, the retail version of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter!

While all required cables/connectors are also included:

To sum it up, the retail package includes:

  • A 7950GT card
  • A printed users manual in 13 languages
  • A printed quick installation guide
  • 2x DVI-DSub15 Dongles
  • A S-Video to Composite Cable
  • Software CD with drivers
  • Retail version of Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter

Looking at the card, it's a standard sized graphics card, so it should fit in your mid ATX case without too many problems . Despite the passive cooling, the overall size/weight ratio is good:

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The card needs a PCI-E power supply installed in order to operate properly. Remember, you need at least a 600W SLI certified PSU if you decide to go SLI.

The card has two DVI-D outputs and one S-Video output.

On the rear of the PCB, we can see the passive cooling fins:

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The memory is clocked at 770MHz, while the GPU at 550MHz. The XFX 7950GT uses Infineon memory modules (DDR3) with a total memory capacity of 512MB RAM. The G71GT core is shown below.

Everest Ultimate Edition 2006 gave us some details on the G71GT core:

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