Items tagged with 7800

The practice of bundling games with video cards dates back to the earliest days of the 3D business, when partnering with board vendors was the best way of ensuring that the customer would have at least one game that took advantage of the shiny new card. Much of the time, the question of what game publisher to work with is left to the individual board vendor, though AMD cut a massive (and somewhat infamous) deal with Valve to distribute The Orange Box several years back. When Nvidia announced that its Kepler-based GTX 660 would be shipping with copies of Borderlands 2, it was seen as a move that could substantially boost the card's uptake. AMD, already smarting and on the defensive in the GPU... Read more...
By now you've probably noticed that Intel launched a new family of desktop processors today, featuring a new core stepping and support for a 1333MHz front side bus speed; you can check out our evaluation of the Core 2 Extreme QX6850 with more information regarding the launch right here. Intel, however, has also just announced a brand new flagship mobile processor, dubbed the Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800.  This new mobile CPU is very similar to other Merom-core based mobile processors, but the Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800 sports a number of features that set it apart from the rest of Intel's mobile offerings.... Read more...
If you're on the hunt for a high-end(but quiet) video card, make sure not to look past ASUS's 7800GT Top Silent card. We've had a chance to inspect ASUS's unique silent cooler design before, and it is quite impressive. Does the cooling performance carry over to a more powerful card like a 7800GT though? "Today we are going to introduce to you a graphics card from ASUS based on Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT and equipped with their own patented passive cooling system aka SilentCool. Let's try to find out if they managed to create a truly high-end and silent graphics solution."  ... Read more...
If you're a 7800GT owner that's not ready to take the plunge and do a hardmod to raise the voltage on your video card, you can still raise it by using a simple BIOS update(softmod). NGOHQ has the file, and some forum discussion on the matter. "Not everybody knows how to perform a voltage mod. Today we're giving 7800GT users a small gift - this universal 7800GT BIOS image contains a small voltage mod of 0.1v in 3D mode, meaning you will be able to overclock your 7800GT even higher." Be really, really careful when doing this mod though. Most of the time, even just overclocking your card can void the warranty, not to mention actually changing the BIOS. The reward is a faster card, but... Read more...
  Silent computing and overclocking are two topics that tend to be mutually exclusive.  Typically, when you overclock something, like a graphics card for example, it needs more cooling, which in turn means higher fan speeds and more noise. Luckily though, there are some companies that disregard these notions and give us both lower noise and increased performance. The company in the spotlight today for doing just that is ASUS.  The product getting the attention is the EN7800GT TOP Silent, which is based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT GPU.  As you can guess by the name, this is a totally silent card thanks to innovative passive cooling.  And contrary to what you may think,... Read more...
So can EVGA's 7800GTX KO knock out the competition? While it does boast higher GPU and memory clock speeds than Nvidia's reference design, at around $480 it is a bit more expansive than some other 7800GTX cards. Even so, quality isn't always cheap. "The reference 7800GTX 256Mb from nVidia comes with 430Mhz GPU and 1.2Ghz memory clock. EVGA´s 7800GTX KO version has 490Mhz GPU and 1.3Ghz memory clocks; nVidia´s 7800GTX 512Mb does better with 550mhz GPU and 1.7ghz memory, the KO version of EVGA sits in the middle GPU clock wise"... Read more...
On an otherwise painfully slow morning in terms of exciting news, PureOverclock brings word of an absolute monster of a graphics card coming from the folks at Gainward. Following the trend of Gainward's GLH (Goes Like Hell) series of graphics cards, the company is preparing a GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB that will be unlike any other variant on the market. Throwing standard reference designs out the window, GLH-series cards are blessed with faster memory specifications and actually have faster memory IC's selected. These modules are then dropped onto a custom new PCB layout to provide the best overall performance and reliability. In short, the "standard' GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB we all know is clocked... Read more...
If you're in the market for a powerful AGP graphics card, Motherboards.org has something on tap you'll want to check out. They've just posted a review of XFX's GeForce 7800 GS Extreme Edition. It's one of the fastest and most feature rich AGP graphics cards available. "There's still an upgrade market for the AGP user. After all there's literally hundreds of millions of systems based upon the old standard still in use today. The 7800GS AGP Extreme Edition is positioned to take advantage of the fact that the last ATI AGP high-end card, the X850XT PE is still based upon SM 2.0. One thing that the card has going for it is the availability. The 6800... Read more...
AGP was supposed to fade away after the insurgence of PCI Express, wasn't it? Well yes, it was and it will in time, but as we're showing you today you can still breathe some new life into an aging AGP based system, thanks to NVIDIA. While PCI Express is the current interface of choice for new graphics products, the existing installed base of AGP equipped systems is huge. And many of these users would like to upgrade their video cards, but simply don't have the funds, or choose not to, upgrade their motherboards and perhaps processors as well. Upgrading to a PCIe based video card these days would mean getting a whole new motherboard, if you're still using a motherboard with an AGP slot. For the... Read more...
AGP fans and users can now rejoice as NVIDIA has just launched the new GeForce 7800 GS as an AGP graphics card. Armed with 16 pipelines and all the bells and whistles of the G70 core, this new GPU will be a heatlhy upgrade from nearly any previous AGP-based graphics card. Of course, you can see how NVIDIA's latest and greatest AGP GPU performs by reading our in-house review or by referencing the following reviews from around the web. PC Perspective HardOCP Anandtech Tech Report      ... Read more...
We just got word from NVIDIA that some of their partners have begun shipping 512MB GeForce 7800 GTX cards to some popular on-line retailers again. Right after the launch, the initial batch of 512MB GTXs sold out incredibly quickly, and were nearly impossible to obtain for the last few weeks.  It seems like that's about to change though.  Don't believe me?  Check these out...     ... Read more...
HardOCP has managed to get their hands on the new ASUS Extreme N7800GT single-card SLI behemoth and run it through its paces. I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind the ability to have SLI performance with a single graphcis card in our already cluttered systems. Head on over to the review to see if the switch to a single PCB results in any degredation in performance over traditional 2-card SLI solutions. Just be sure to have reasonable expectations of the card as illustrated in the quote below.  Also, check our preview of the product here, for comparison purposes.Now to be clear here, you still must have an NVIDIA SLI motherboard in order to use this dual GPU card from ASUS. Also, you cannot... Read more...
Worthy of Hardware Zone's "Most Value For Money Award", the Palit 7800GT Blitz comes overclocked straight out of the box. Is higher clock speeds and faster memory enough to make it stand up to the 7800GTX though? "The GeForce 7800 GT is a rather mature graphics chipset that has been steadily declining in price so it was about time that someone made improvements to its basic design. Palit has risen to the challenge and fortunately, the customizations that has been done to the Palit 7800GT Blitz fell into the commendable category and not the gimmicky."... Read more...
As our good friend Scott over at Tech Report points out in his "TR Awards 2005", both ATi and NVIDIA have been more than capable of earning the infamous "meaty middle digit" award with product launches that equate to nothing more than science projects or noise-makers.  Evidence of this you ask?  Well the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 is scarcer than hen's teeth although NVIDIA launched it in November and the late December release of ATi' Radeon X1800 CrossFire still has yet to produce available stock in the retail channel. Hopefully ATi can react in short order, since clearly these versions of CrossFire products are much more competitive versus the X800 series solutions out... Read more...
A GeForce 7800GT with no fans?  Better make sure that case has plenty of ventilation and a little extra slot space for the cooler on this thing! VR-Zone lit it up and it's typical Asus top-notch stuff.The temperature of the N7800GT under load seems directly related to the airflow of the CPU fan. Those with a weak CPU fan can expect to see higher temperatures than those with a CPU fan that has more airflow. However, users of heatsinks that do not have a fan in the usual position over the CPU heatsink (and under the N7800GT's heatsink, in this case) might want to think twice about getting this card, since such a setup would probably mean little airflow over the N7800GT's heatsink and therefore... Read more...
While any brand of Nvidia's 7800GTX 512MB can hardly be considered "affordable" by many, the Galaxy GeForce 7800GTX 512MB might come as close to the term as possible. Sporting all the goodness of a 7800GTX 512MB, TweakTown explains why Galaxy's card is a decent buy."The Galaxy graphics card is a fantastic buy for people who just find that they cannot bring themselves to spend over $1000 AUD on a graphics card. There is no doubt that the 7800GTX 512MB is an expensive card and its all good and well ATI saying that the 512MB 7800GTX shouldn't be compared against their 512MB X1800XT but their TBA card." ... Read more...
It looks like by February, NVIDIA is going to lay the 7800GTX 512MB to rest according to CoolTechZone.com.  Quoting "Inside Sources", NVIDIA is planning to kill the 7800GTX 512MB to make room for the next big thing.  Look like they be shifting focus on the next product to compete with ATI's latest and greatest."Well, we've been hearing rumors about this for a while, but we finally heard it from the horse's mouth not too long ago. Recent conversations with insiders at NVIDIA have led us to believe that their top of the line card, the 7800GTX 512MB will be out of production sometime in Q1 next year, most likely somewhere around February '06."... Read more...
Anandtech has just posted a roundup of GeForce 7800GT cards for your viewing pleasure. Without question, this is easily one of the most popular graphics cards on the market right now thanks to some impressive out of the box performance and stellar overclocking ability. To find out which cards caught their attention, follow the link and find out.We really can't say enough about the 7800 GT. It has proven itself over and over as a top performer among the ranks of 3d graphics solutions. Anyone lucky enough to own one of these cards will attest to its capability of handling any of the most demanding games out now with style. The 7800 GT is still one of the best choices available for those with monitors... Read more...
My good friend Jonathan Martini at nV News has just posted his thoughts on MSI's NX7800GT-VT2D256E graphics card. Based on the immensely popular GeForce 7800 GT, the MSI card adds a robust bundle and some impressive overclocking results. Overall, those in the market for a high-end graphics card would do themselves a favor by checking out MSI's latest and greatest.  The MSI NX7800GT-VT2D256E is a solid NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT-based graphics card. While it doesn't stray too far from the reference design, MSI has supplied a diverse software bundle, which includes the acclaimed Chronicles of Riddick game along with a decent setup of VIVO cables and multimedia center software. The graphics cards... Read more...
The gang at Beyond3D have taken a look at XFX's latest flagship offerings in a review of the company's GeForce 7800 GTX and GeForce 7800 GTX OC cards. With each card offering some exceptional performance and features albeit at slightly different prices, the review helps make the decision whether the extra money spent on the higher-clocked model is a worthwhile investment.Therefore one is left to forgo the faster (albeit fractionally so) model and recommend XFX's standard 7800 GTX as being the one to choose from this review. As an example of such card amongst the competition, it also remains recommended - one receives a high performance graphics card, well packaged with all of the necessary cables,... Read more...
  The big headlines in today's video card related articles almost always come down to seeing double; whether it's two NVIDIA GeForce cards connected in SLI or two ATi Radeons running in CrossFire mode.  Perhaps it's justified in that people always want to see higher framerates and increased performance, regardless of the cost.  Just look back at what they did to our pal, Steve Austin.  When they "rebuilt" the Six Million Dollar man, they didn't just give him the powers of an everyday man.  They made him "faster, stronger, better".  While those kind of articles always make for exciting reading, the average PC user knows that at the end of the day,... Read more...
The Inquirer has managed to get their hands on a new XFX GeForce 7800GTX 512MB graphics card and run it through their suite of benchmarks to see how fast vendors can push NVIDIA's latest flagship core. Armed with an impressive 580MHz core clock and memory running at an insane 1730MHz, it's no wonder Fudo is impressed with the card's performance. Overall, this is certainly an extremely fast and expensive card that warrants your attention if you can foot the bill.The XFX 7800 GTX clocked at 580 MHz core and 1730 MHz memory is by far the fastest card that we ever tested. We just think that you can not air cool this beast much more. At the same time Nvidia managed to have a very quiet card. It will... Read more...
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