XFX GeForce 7800 GTX

The successor of the GeForce 6800 Ultra. nVidia codenamed this card G70 rather than NV50 (6800 Ultra is codenamed NV40). The 7800 GTX made quite some improvements in both performance and image quality.

I've created a short time-line about the G70:
22 February 2005
Some references to NVIDIA G70 show up in ForceWare 75.90 beta driver. G70 is the code-name for the GeForce 7800 (GT/GTX).

13 March 2005
Announcement of G70 probably next month.

9 May 2005
Rumor: G70 won't run hot. It's cooling system will be single-slot.

10 May 2005
ATi's R520 won't be available before Q3 of 2005. R520 is the codename of the chip for the Radeon X1800.

13 May 2005
Rumor: G70 will be launched during Computex (which was on 31 May to 4 June). G70 will be manufactured on 110nm by TSMC and twice as fast as the GeForce 6800.

18 May 2005
Possible specifications of the GeForce 7800 GTX are: 110nm by TSMC. 24 pipelines and 430MHz which create 10 gigapixels per second. This is 60% more than the GeForce 6800 Ultra. 43% more vertices can be processed: 860 million per second which might be caused by increasing the vertex shaders from 6 to 8. 256MB GDDR3 running at 700MHz (DDR1400) will be used.

26 May 2005
Specifications of the G70 are released. Those from 18 May 2005 are correct.

30 May 2005
TSMSC is already mass-producing the G70 chip.

5 June 2005
ATi R520 may be announced on 26 july. G70 probably on 22 June.

14 June 2005
3DMark05 score of G70: 7703 3DMarks.

16 June 2005
More 3DMark05 scores: an Athlon 64 FX-57 @ ~ 3GHz scores 7823 points. In SLI it does 13142.

22 June 2005
Official announcement of the GeForce 7800 GTX.

Specifications

Chipset
PCB date
0525
Chip date
0523
RAM
256MB GDDR3 1.6NS (Samsung)
Interface
Condition
Card only
TV functions?
Yes
Engineering sample?
No
RAMDAC
Integrated
Board revision
?

Benchmarks

GFX 3DMark2001 Game4: Nature 1024x768 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
266.70
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
207.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
187.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
186.60
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
183.10
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
180.60
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
175.70
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
166.50
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
113.50
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
102.80
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
100.30
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
98.70
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
86.20
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
83.70
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
78.40
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
75.00
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
69.35
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
59.00
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
56.50
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
53.20
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
51.00
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
46.10
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
46.10
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
45.90
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
34.40
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
31.70
WinFast GeForce 3 TDH 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
30.60
MS-8838 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
28.60
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
28.20
Radeon 9100 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
26.20
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
26.00
Xabre 400 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
15.10
Volari V3 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
13.70
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
13.00
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
12.50
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
10.70
GFX 3DMark2003 Game4: Nature 1024x768 score
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
135.00
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
125.70
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
104.00
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
95.70
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
86.70
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
85.60
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
78.60
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
75.70
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
69.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
59.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
55.60
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
41.00
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
38.00
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
37.70
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
37.40
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
33.00
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
32.40
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
31.80
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
30.00
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
26.20
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
21.90
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
21.10
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
14.70
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
12.20
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
11.10
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.60
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.00
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.50
GFX 3DMark2005 1280x1024 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
9265.00
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
8589.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
7364.00
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
6716.00
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6354.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
6189.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
5709.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5491.00
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5078.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
3979.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
3778.00
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2958.00
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2842.00
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2644.00
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2517.00
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2292.00
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1898.00
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1255.00
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1191.00
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1010.00
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
939.00
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
620.00
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
555.00
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
372.00
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
342.00
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
254.00
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
243.00
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
210.00
GFX Aquamark 3 GFX 1024x768 4xAF score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
20280.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
16872.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
10938.00
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
10752.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
9933.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
9804.00
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
9273.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
7734.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
7206.00
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6507.00
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6444.00
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5805.00
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5778.00
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5742.00
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5559.00
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
4404.00
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
4248.00
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
3417.00
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2448.00
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2448.00
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
2247.00
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2217.00
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2205.00
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
2046.00
Radeon 9100 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
2037.00
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1992.00
WinFast GeForce 3 TDH 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
1278.00
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
1260.00
MS-8838 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
1095.00
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
831.00
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
768.00
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
702.00
Xabre 400 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
546.00
3D Prophet II Ultra 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
522.00
GeForce4 MX440 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
507.00
GeForce4 MX440 AGP8x 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
480.00
WinFast GeForce 2 Pro 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
456.00
Volari V3 128MB AGP(P3 1400)
393.00
V6600 /32M(TVR) 32MB AGP(P3 1400)
384.00
GeForce4 MX440-SE 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
333.00
V7100 Pro 64 64MB AGP(P3 1400)
312.00
GFX Codecreatures 1024x768 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
133.50
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
126.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
107.80
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
106.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
99.70
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
84.20
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
81.70
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
79.80
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
75.80
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
65.30
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
56.20
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
53.00
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
52.00
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
50.80
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
49.90
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
49.30
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
43.30
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
42.80
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
39.60
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
35.60
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
33.50
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
31.10
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
24.50
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
23.00
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
8.30
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.60
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.40
GFX Codecreatures 1280x1024 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
115.20
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
94.10
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
93.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
85.30
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
83.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
75.10
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
73.60
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
72.10
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
66.30
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
53.20
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
47.90
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
42.30
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
41.50
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
41.50
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
38.80
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
38.20
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
34.20
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
33.20
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
28.20
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
27.50
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
25.00
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
23.40
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
17.20
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
15.90
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
15.30
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
11.30
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.20
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5.60
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5.30
GFX Crysis 1280x1024 med. score
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
29.96
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
24.94
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
17.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
17.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
8.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
5.00
GFX Crysis 1280x1024 high score
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
14.97
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
9.24
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
9.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
8.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
5.00
GFX Far Cry 1024x768 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
242.30
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
194.53
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
162.58
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
117.79
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
110.12
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
109.68
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
103.14
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
99.36
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
97.70
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
81.80
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
79.72
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
76.86
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
70.77
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
41.68
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
39.25
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
37.69
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
35.81
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
30.12
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
29.86
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
27.00
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
17.28
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
10.59
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
7.07
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.71
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
5.90
GFX Far Cry 1280x1024 score
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
173.66
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
138.28
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
113.54
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
112.64
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
101.55
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
98.56
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
95.69
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
65.61
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
65.60
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
53.83
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
52.15
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
51.36
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
46.00
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
30.55
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
26.38
WinFast A250 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
25.51
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
24.67
WinFast A280 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
22.97
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
19.70
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
18.63
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
17.10
VolariDUO V8 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
10.34
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
9.37
GeForce FX 5600 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.80
Apogee FX-30 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
6.45
WinFast A340 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
4.51
V9520 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
4.25
FX5500 -TD256 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
3.68
GFX Furmark 1280x1024 score
Core M 5Y10c 1300M BGA1234(Broadwell-Y)
918.00
GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
897.00
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
626.00
A4 5300 ? FM2(Trinity)
559.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(E8400)
411.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
410.00
Radeon AX800 XT PE 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
364.00
GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
356.00
WinFast A400 GT 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
316.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(E8400)
266.00
GeForce 6600 GT 128MB PCI-e(P4 3.8GHz)
266.00
WinFast A400 LE TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
142.00
Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
134.00
3D Prophet 9800 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
134.00
3D Prophet 9700 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
115.00
Radeon 9600 XT 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
105.00
WinFast A6200 TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
73.00
Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
71.00
WinFast A380 Ultra TDH 256MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
51.00
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
47.00
WinFast A350XT TDH 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
42.00
FX5700V -TD128 128MB AGP(P4 3.8GHz)
31.00
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