Nvidia 7900 GT and GTX Card Mini Roundup Review

Club 3d 7900GTX 512mb

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: 7900GTX
GPU Speed: 650MHz NVIDIA® G71 GPU
Memory Speed: 1600MHz 256BIT memory
Memory: 512MB GDDR3 memory
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.

Clib3d 7900gtx 512mb

The Package

Club3d 7900gtx 512mb

You get:

Quick Start Guide
Nvidia Driver CD and Card Manual
WWF Panda Junior in Africa
PowerPack (Power DVD Pack with PowerDVD 5, Power Director, Power Producer and MediaShow)
Colin McRae Ralley 2005
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

First impressions

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.

Club3d 7900GTX 512mb

Club3d 7900GTX 512mb

Club3d 7900GTX 512mb

Dual DVI out and S-Video once again

Club3d 7900gtx 512mb

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.

Club3d 7900GTX 512mb

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.

Club3d 7900gtx 512mb

Once again even with the good OC I got on this card temperatures didn't rise very high with 70°C being the peak that I saw. The cooler is very efficient and you will not need to get an aftermarket cooler at all.
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Most Recent Comments

20-05-2006, 07:27:48

Excellent Review Kemp, keep it up


20-05-2006, 07:42:45

Yup, nice work Quote

20-05-2006, 07:47:16

Lovely, now i'm dying for my Asus 7900 512MB GTX Quote

20-05-2006, 08:26:24

Originally Posted by name='MonkeyMeow'
Lovely, now i'm dying for my Asus 7900 512MB GTX
Yep anyone wanting a new card - those are £300ish if you use the SpecialTech OfferQuote

20-05-2006, 08:41:02

the problem of the gainward is the same i have on my 7800 so that happend after i overclocked it and i think i f**ked the ram, btw great review all the text must have taken you ages to writeQuote

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