The GeForce 6 series was built around the NV4x architecture which has been carried through to the latest generation. The core that has been codenamed “G70” is the heart and soul of the new GeForce 7800 GTX graphics card. This product is based on the NV4x architecture, yet there have been a number of important changes made to improve the product. These improvements include increased clock speeds and more importantly bandwidth, thanks to the additional rendering pipelines. There is also an extra two vertex pipelines bringing the grand total to eight, while this is not a feature that will greatly benefit users today, it will certainly be a handy feature in the future.
Despite all the impressive features the GeForce 7800 GTX has to offer, there is something else about this card that I am far more impressed with and that is its availability. As a matter of fact the card we are reviewing here today is a retail board from Gigabyte, identical to the ones available on retail shelves.
If you are in the market for the latest in PC graphics, or at least want to get a good idea of what NVIDIA's G70 is capable of, be sure to read our review, we test both single card and SLI performance against ATI's top performer, the Radeon 850XT PE.