NVIDIA’s new 7800 GTX is not only faster than its predecessor the 6800 Ultra, but it requires 50% percent less power from your power supply, and that’s quite an accomplishment. The new 7800 GTX has more than 300 million transistors making it the most advanced GPU to come out of NVIDIA to date. In some gaming benchmarks the new 7800 GTX showed up to a 2.3X the performance of a dual-slot SLI based GeForce 6800 Ultra system. And the 7800 GTX only requires a single slot in your PC, great for the smaller cases.
The GeForce 7800 GTX uses the new Microsoft DirectX 9 Shader Model 3.0 engine and a new 128-bit floating core point which is suppose to provide film-quality visual effects like high dynamic range (HDR) lighting and real-time frame rates. Anyone remember the CG movie The Spirits Within? Think quality graphics like that being rendered in real-time on your computer system and you will get the picture.
In addition to HDR support, the GeForce 7800 GTX also features transparency supersampling and multisampling antialiasing. “New antialiasing modes from NVIDIA enable us to deliver even more realism in Battlefield 2,” said John Vifian, senior development director at Electronic Arts. “These new modes provide stunning visual quality without sacrificing performance, and that is a real testament to the new GeForce 7 architecture.”
For HDTV fans, the new GeForce 7800 GTX is capable of 1080p HD output and supports both 3:2 and 2:2 pull down and advanced scaling and de-interlacing capabilities, so you can output HD to either a computer monitor or your television.
The new GeForce 7800 GTX is available today and will run you about $600 dollars. So you might want to start saving your money, or take out a second job – it’s up you!
— A brand new programmable shader architecture, with more than twice the
shading horsepower of the previous generation
— Film-quality, high dynamic range lighting support-the must-have
developer feature for the latest games
— Second-generation NVIDIA SLI technology, for the absolute highest
performance and best image quality
— Second-generation NVIDIA PureVideo technology, for home
theater-quality video on the PC
— Release 75 of the NVIDIA ForceWare driver, for improved SLI
performance with support for the latest games, new HDTV and PureVideo
settings, as well as support for OpenGL 2.0
We found three 7800 GTX brands available at Newegg, check them out below: