NVIDIA launches GeForce 7950 GT and 7900 GS chips

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NVIDIA has launched two new versions of its mighty GeForce 7900 graphics chip with the GeForce 7900 GS going on sale immediately and the GeForce 7950 GT hitting the shops on 14th September.
The two new chips fill a gaping chasm in the NVIDIA product range between the GeForce 7600 GT at £100-£150 and the GeForce 7900 GTX at £265-£320 with just the GeForce 7900 GT bridging the middle at £190-£280.


NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS


As of today the GeForce 7900 GT is no more. It has ceased to be, and instead is replaced by the GeForce 7950 GT which has a core speed of 550MHz core and 512MB of DDR3 memory with a true speed of 700MHz (1400MHz effective). The 7950 GT has a 256-bit controller to give a 44.8GB/second memory bandwidth.
Internally the 7950 GT has 24 pixel pipelines and 8 vertex shaders which means that it is effectively a GeForce 7900 GTX with a ten percent under clock.
The 7900 GTX currently sells for £265-£320 so we expect that the 7950 GT will be very popular at its projected price of £199.
Then we have the GeForce 7900 GS which has a 450MHz core, 256MB DDR3 running at 660MHz memory (1320MHz effective) a 256-bit controller and 42.2GB/second memory bandwidth. It has 20 pixel pipelines and 7 vertex shaders and is effectively a 7900 GT with fewer shaders but significantly cheaper.

NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT

 

As you can see from the photos the reference 7950 GT and 7900 GS look damn near identical. Both sport an SLI connector and support HDCP, providing the add-in board partner enables the feature.

 

NVIDIA's new product stack now looks like this:

 

GeForce 7950 GX2 £350-£400

GeForce 7900 GTX £265-£320

GeForce 7950 GT expected at £199

GeForce 7900 GS expected at £149

GeForce 7600 GT £100-£150

GeForce 7600 GS £70-£100

GeForce 7300 under £50


 


 

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19-09-2006, 14:58:10

ai_01
awesome find, reps for you. love the sec timer on the lower left corner =P

19-09-2006, 15:04:49

Dav0s
yeah ive used this plugin for quite a while, but before it was released, I always did the changes manually to firefox.

me and frag have both written guides on it, but all it does it optimises your bandwidth for broadband, and allows more concurrent connections.

all these settigns can be manually changed in about:config

19-09-2006, 15:05:35

Hyper

all these settigns can be manually changed in about:config


But why bother Dave if you can get a tool to do it all for you :(

19-09-2006, 15:07:23

Dav0s
because i can change them to suit my connection sam, whereas fasterfox is still making assumptions on your bandwidth speed. hence, by doing it manually, mine is that tiny bit faster than fasterfox can make it.

19-09-2006, 15:29:47

Hyper

because i can change them to suit my connection sam, whereas fasterfox is still making assumptions on your bandwidth speed. hence, by doing it manually, mine is that tiny bit faster than fasterfox can make it.


Fair enough :worship:

19-09-2006, 21:15:16

blawblaw
Damn, nice find indeed.

19-09-2006, 21:16:56

FragTek
It more than likely tweaks the settings how we have listed in the FF tweaks guide here at OC3D :)

19-09-2006, 22:42:28

jiffz

It more than likely tweaks the settings how we have listed in the FF tweaks guide here at OC3D :)



Yeah, but I've been to lazy to re-do them since my last format :p, so this is a great plugin imo!

I don't want to steer this thread into a 'Try this firefox plugin' etc, but this plugin puts an 'X' on each of your tabs which I find very handy :) Tabfx

20-09-2006, 03:33:23

Kempez
You don't really need an "X" on the tabs cause you can just middle click to close :)

I use tabbrowser preferences :)

20-09-2006, 06:46:22

FragTek
Speaking of all this, I wonder if I can tweak the FF settings on Mac... I bet so... Muahahaha :)

Actually, I prefer Safari over FF and I don't use that much. Safari looks better, it's faster, and has the same support. Me <3 Safari.
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