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The New GeForce 7600 GT GPU

On March 9th, 2006, NVIDIA launched three new GeForce 7 series GPUs. Two of these GPUs are high-end cards - the GeForce 7900 GTX/GT GPUs. The third is a new mid-range GPU - the GeForce 7600 GT!

The new GeForce 7600 GT will be a replacement for the popular GeForce 6600 GT graphics card. Designed to offer the same price-performance value of the GeForce 6600 GT, this GPU will feature more pixel pipelines, more vertex shaders and a 90nm process technology.

It is, however, not the first NVIDIA GPU to feature the smaller 90nm process technology. That honour goes to the humble GeForce 7300 GS. Thanks to the new process technology, the GeForce 7600 GT will not only be faster than its predecessor, it will also be smaller, cooler and use less power!

Let's take a look at the new GeForce 7600 GT!

 

The GeForce 7600 GT

The GeForce 7600 GTX is NVIDIA's new mid-range GPU. Targeted at the ATI Radeon X1600 XT, the GeForce 7600 GT will boast a target price of USD 199.

GPU top
GPU interface

Let's take a look at its specifications :

Architecture
G73
Process Technology
90 nm
Number of Transistors
177 Million
Die Size
NA
Pixel Pipelines
12 Pixel Pipelines
ROPs
8 ROPs - 8 colour, 8 blend
Core Clock
560 MHz
Fillrate
6.7 Gigapixels / sec.
Memory Interface
2-way 64-bits memory interface
(128-bits total)
Memory Buffer
256 MB GDDR3
Memory Clock
700 MHz
1.4 GHz DDR
Memory Bandwidth
22.4 GB/s
Vertex Units
5 Vertex Units
Vertex Clock
560 MHz
Vertex Output
700 million vertices / sec.
Power Consumption
67 W
Graphics Bus
PCI Express
Shader Model Version
SM 3.0
NVIDIA IntelliSample Technology
4.0
NVIDIA SLI Technology
Yes
NVIDIA Quad SLI Technology
Yes
NVIDIA TurboCache Technology
No
64-bit Texture Filtering and Blending
Yes
DVI Support
Single dual-linked DVI

This is what the NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT reference card looks like. It actually uses the same cooler as the new GeForce 7900 GT graphics card!

Front of the card

Back of the card

If you take a look at the picture on the right, you can see that the cooler is a single slot solution. The cooler does not exhaust air out the bracket.

Similar to the GeForce 7900 GT, the bracket features just the single HDTV-out connector and two DVI ports.



 

 
   
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