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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

MSI Geforce 7800GTX - The First Geforce 7 of MSI

MSI has released its first Geforce 7 graphic card, this graphic card was being tested and the result was posted in the http://www.anandtech.com/ claiming to out-performed most of the graphic card with the same chipset.

The spec of the MSI Geforce 7800GTX as follows for your reference:- [extracted from www.msi.com]

Geforce 7800GTX Chipset Features
NVIDIA CineFX 4.0 Shading Architecture
Vertex ShadersPixel Shaders
Next-Generation Texture Engine
DirectX and S3TC texture compressionFull 128-bit studio-quality floating point precision through the entire rendering pipeline with native hardware support for 32bpp, 64bpp, and 128bpp rendering modes

64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
Full floating point support throughout entire pipeline
Floating point filtering improves the quality of images in motion
Floating point texturing drives new levels of clarity and image detail
Floating point frame buffer blending gives detail to special effects like motion blur and explosions

NVIDIA Intellisample™ 4.0 Technology
Advanced 16x anisotropic filtering (up to 128 Taps)
Rotated-grid antialiasing removes jagged edges for incredible edge quality
Support for advanced lossless compression algorithms for color, texture, and z-data at even higher resolutions and frame rates
Fast z-clear
Support for normal map compressionNew transparent super-sampling and transparent multi sampling Anti-Aliasing modes

NVIDIA UltraShadow™ II Technology
Designed to enhance the performance of shadow-intensive games, like id Software's Doom 3

SLI Technology
Patented hardware and software technology allows two GPUs to run in parallel to scale performance
Scales performance on over 60 top PC games and applications
NVIDIA nView® multi-display support for scalable performance across two displays

NVIDIA PureVideo™ Technology
Three dedicated video engines
H.264 hardware assist
Industries most advanced video algorithm
DVD and HDTV-ready MPEG-2 decoding up to 1920x1080p resolution
Inverse 2:2 and 3:2 pure down
Display gamma correction
Microsoft® Video Mixing Renderer (VMR) supports multiple videowindows with full video quality and features in each window

Advanced Display Functionality
Dual integrated 400MHz RAMDACs for display resolutions up to and including 2048x1536 at 85Hz
Dual DVO ports for interfacing to external TMDS transmitters and external TV encoders
Full NVIDIA nView multi-display technology capability

Advanced Engineering
Designed for PCI Express x16
Designed for high-speed GDDR3 memory
Advanced thermal management and thermal monitoring delivers cooling at 24dB

NVIDIA Digital Vibrance Control™ (DVC) 3.0 Technology
DVC color controls
DVC image sharpening controls

Key Specifications
430MHz core clock speed
1.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 memory
256-bit memory interface
38.4GB/s memory bandwidth
24 pixels per clock
10.32Bps Fill Rate
8 Vertex Pipes
860M vertices/second
NVIDIA CineFX 4.0 engine
Intellisample 4.0 technology
64-bit FP texture filtering & blending
DX 9.0 / SM 3.0 & OpenGL 2.0 supported