nVidia says hello to 90nm next-gen 7900 GT and GTX

By Justin Mann on March 10, 2006, 1:05 PM
Just when I thought my 7800 GT was hot stuff, nVidia goes out and releases the highly anticipated 7900 GTX/GT & 7600 GT. Based on a 90nm process, the 7900 GT/GTX are more than just a beefed up 7800. They all have hardware DX9 Pixel Shader 3.0 support, a reduced transistor count (less heat!), and compatibility with the upcoming Quad-SLI. GPU and memory clock speeds have been predictably increased, with the 7900 GTX sitting at 650MHz and 800MHz for RAM.

The GTX also has the newer style HDTV connectors, though I couldn't find any information about HDMI support. The 7900 series will start at $499 and $649, not lightweight by any means. Now to wait for the Quad SLI benchmarks.




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gamingmage said:
I saw this yesterday. WOW! I just got an EVGA 7800gt I think I might take advantage of the "step-up" program offered by evga to get the 7900 gt or maybe even the gtx, once again WOW. However on Newegg the heatsinks look smaller than the ones on the 7800 series, why? I mean they could keep the same heat sinks and make it cooler couldn't they?
DragonMaster said:
[quote]However on Newegg the heatsinks look smaller than the ones on the 7800 series, why? I mean they could keep the same heat sinks and make it cooler couldn't they?[/quote]They could, however, they prefer to save on production costs...
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