Nvidia 7900 GT and GTX Card Mini Roundup Review
Published: 18th May 2006 | Source: XFX | Price: |Meet the Club3d 7900GTX
We have decided to include the Club3d 7900GTX 512mb as it is at a very close price-point to the two 7900GT's that are in our review.
GPU Speed: 650MHz NVIDIA® G71 GPU
Memory Speed: 1600MHz 256BIT memory
Memory: 512MB GDDR3 memory
RAM: 400MHz RAMDAC
Pipelines: 24 DirectX® 9.0 pixel-pipelines
Special Features: Dual DVI, Dual Link DVI, SLI Ready
1 x Club3d Case Badge Sticker
Club 3d have gone for a very basic looking packaging. I do not count this necessarily as a bad thing in all honesty. The card is wrapped up safe and secure and I can't see it getting broken so that's the main thing.
Quick Start Guide
Nvidia Driver CD and Card Manual
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PowerPack (Power DVD Pack with PowerDVD 5, Power Director, Power Producer and MediaShow)
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2 x DVI-VGA Convertors
1 x Multiformat Breakout-Box with Dual S-Video, Component Video and Composite Video out
1 x Dual Molex to PCI-E Power dongle
I've had a 512mb 7800GTX with this cooler before and it never fails to impress me if I'm honest. The Cooler is huge and has 4 heatpipes for heat dispersion. Its quite with a large cooling fan and it's almost the quietest thing in my test setup. This is the standard 7900GTX cooler but Club3d have stuck some branding onto the card.
Dual DVI out and S-Video once again
Same as the previous two cards - quick installation and a quick start guide is there for those who do not know how to install the card which, again, is a nice touch.
As you can see this card is certainly a dual slot cooled card. No doubt about it.
This card is barely audible above a performance system and I would suggest that a quiet enthusiast would put up with it quite easily as the fan is very quite. Definately a bonus above the coolers seen on the previous cards.