NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS

This is the smaller version of the 7900 GTX with less shader- and vertex-pipelines and less current consumption. Nevertheless it is not apt for small notebooks.

The performance is near to the 7800 GTX, but needs clearly less energy. It is used for 17" notebooks, because a lot of heat arises.

The chip also features the PureVideo Technology but has less features as the PureVideo engine in the current 8600M GT chip. > Comparison of PureVideo features

Compared to the Desktop GeForce 7900 GS graphics card the mobile version has a smaller core and memory speed (375 versus 450 MHz chip, 500 versus 660 MHz memory speed) and is therefore a bit slower.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce Go 7900 Series

GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI

48/16 cores @ 575MHz256 Bit @ 700MHz

GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI

48/16 cores @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 600MHz

GeForce Go 7950 GTX

24/8 cores @ 575MHz256 Bit @ 700MHz

GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI

40/14 cores @ 375MHz256 Bit @ 500MHz

GeForce Go 7900 GTX

24/8 cores @ 500MHz256 Bit @ 600MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS 20/7 cores @ 375MHz256 Bit @ 500MHz
CodenameG71M
ArchitectureG7x
Pipelines20 / 7 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed *375 MHz
Shader Speed *375 MHz
Memory Speed *500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0
Power Consumption20 Watt
Transistors278 Million
technology90 nm
Features90nm
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006
Information90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-Modul
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.html
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3510      avg: 3744.6 (13%)     median: 3762 (13%)     max: 4123 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 4857      avg: 5936.6 (16%)     median: 6159 (17%)     max: 6337 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 13472      avg: 14103 (9%)     median: 13907 (9%)     max: 15126 Points
3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22934      avg: 24505.3 (40%)     median: 23613.5 (39%)     max: 27860 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. (2005)
low:
246 315 ~ 281 fps      Compare
med.:
130 133 ~ 132 fps      Compare
high:
55 55 ~ 55 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Quake 4
Quake 4 (2005)
low:
127.7  fps      Compare
med.:
127.9  fps      Compare
high:
126.5  fps      Compare
ultra:
117.5  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Doom 3
Doom 3 (2004)
low:
161.1  fps      Compare
med.:
162.2  fps      Compare
high:
155  fps      Compare
ultra:
116.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo (1999)
high:
550  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics card

Dell Dell Inspiron 9400: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 17", 3.7 kg
  Review » Review Dell Inspiron 9400

Dell XPS M1710: Intel Core Duo T2500, 17", 3.9 kg
  Review » Review Dell XPS M1710

Toshiba Satellite P100-191: Intel Core Duo T2400, 17", 3.5 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Satellite P100-191

Toshiba Satellite P100-194: Intel Core Duo T2400, 17", 3.5 kg
  Review » User-Review Toshiba Satellite P100-194

Acer Aspire 9514WSMi: Intel Core Duo T2500, 17.1", 4 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 9514WSMi

Acer Aspire 9525WSMi: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 17.1", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Acer Aspire 9525WSMi

Alienware Aurora m9700: AMD Turion 64 ML-44, 17.1", 3.9 kg
  External Review » Alienware Aurora m9700

Toshiba Satego P100-490: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satego P100-490

Toshiba Satellite P100: Intel Core Duo T2400, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P100

Toshiba Satellite P100-191: Intel Core Duo T2400, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P100-191

Toshiba Satellite P100-222: Intel Core Duo T2600, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P100-222

Toshiba Satellite P100-426: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 17.1", 3.2 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P100-426

Toshiba Satellite P105-S921: Intel Core Duo T2400, 17.1", 3.6 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P105-S921

Toshiba Satellite P105-S9330: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, 17.1", 3.5 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite P105-S9330

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6870
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
PowerVR SGX554MP4 *
Mali-T604 *
Class 6
PowerVR SGX543MP4 *
Mali-T624 *
Mali-450 MP4 *
PowerVR SGX543MP3 *
PowerVR SGX543MP2 *
PowerVR SGX544 *
Adreno 225 *
GC4000 *
VideoCore-IV *
Adreno 220 *
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Mali-400 MP2 *
PowerVR SGX540 *
Adreno 205 *
GC800 *
PowerVR SGX535
PowerVR SGX531
PowerVR SGX530
Mali-200 *
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)