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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
GeForce 7 Series GPUs Model Comparison

2. XFX GeForce 7950GT 550M

XFX has a long tradition of producing unique products based on Nvidia chipsets. The GeForce 7900 series, offers full DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 Support and other impressive features.

Currently, XFX has five variations of the 7950GT series, with different core/memory clocks, cooling system and features:

Other features
Cooling system
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 fastest XFX 7950GT card you can buy, comes with 610MHz/1.6GHz clock speeds. For our tests, XFX provided us with the "PV-T71J-YHF9" model, with 550MHz core and 1.4GHz memory clocks. The card can be found online at the retail price of €270~300. 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 and connectors are also included:

To sum it up, the retail package includes:

  • A 7950GT card
  • A printed user's manual in 13 languages
  • A printed quick installation guide
  • 2x DVI-D Sub15 Dongles
  • A S-Video to Composite Cable
  • Software CD with drivers
  • Retail version of Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter

Looking at the card, its a mid sized, so will fit without too many problems in a mid ATX box. Despite using passive cooling, the overall size/weight ratio is good.

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The card needs a PCI-E power supply in order to operate. 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 back of the card, we can see the passive cooling solution's aluminium fins.

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The memory is clocked at 770MHz, while the GPU at 550MHz. The XFX 7950GT uses Infineon 1.4ns DDR3 memory modules (HYB18H512321BF-14), providing a total memory size of 512MB RAM. The G71GT core is shown below.

Everest Ultimate Edition 2006 gives us some more information about the G71GT core.

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