Nvidia's 7950 GT and 7900 GS Gaming Cards: Hardcore-ish and Single Chip'd

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Today, Nvidia won't shut up about their new GeForce 7900 GS and 7950 GT gaming cards. We know they'll make your PC games look purdy. But, before I smother you with stats, what you need to know is that they're not the fastest graphics accelerators that Nvidia makes.

There's a good reason why you'd still want these PCI express accelerators in your rig. Basically, you're either broke, or your box is too small to fit the $775 top-of-the-line, double-chipped, double-whopper sized, 1GB Nvidia 7950 GX2 card we spoke about a month or two ago.


Here's the geek-speak:
The 7900 is the mainstream part, that will sell for $250, feature 256MB of RAM running at 1320 MHz, a 256-bit memory interface, and run at 450MHz. (Pictured)

The high-ish end 7950 GT will go for around $350, and has a 550Mhz chip, 512MB of RAM dashing at a fair clip of 1400MHz through a 256-bit interface.


No word yet on how comparably fast they are to each other, the top of the line 7950 GX2, or ATI's gaming parts. I'm sure the reviews will hit shortly though. Might be worth waiting to see how they run before picking one up.

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