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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS

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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.

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI

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Two NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics cards are bounded by SLI. This shows only in SLI supported games a clear performance advantage and makes it partially faster than a GTX version. The smaller version of the 7900 GTX with less shader- and vertex-pipelines and according data sheet less current consumption. It is only useful for big laptops, because of the high current consumption of each graphic card.

Current games like Far Cry, Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory, Oblivion, Call of Duty 2 or Half Life 2 - Lost Coast can be played with high details and resolutions without any problem. Antialiasing and anisotrope filter can be set in all games except Oblivion (with >30fps).

List of SLI supported games: SLIZone.com

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

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GSNVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI
GeForce Go 7900 Series
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI compare 48/16 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI compare 48/16 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI 40/14 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI compare 48/16 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI compare 48/16 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX compare 24/8 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI 40/14 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX compare 24/8 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS 20/7 cores @ 0.38 GHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
CodenameG71MG71M
ArchitectureG7xG7x
Pipelines20 / 7 Pixel- / Vertexshader40 / 14 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed375 MHz375 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz500 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB1024 MB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0
Power Consumption20 Watt40 Watt
Transistors278 Million556 Million
technology90 nm90 nm
Features90nm90nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006 01.06.2006
Information90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-ModulSLI = 2 Grafikkarten im Verbund, 90nm, 2.278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-Modul
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.html

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 22934     avg: 24505     median: 23613.5 (25%)     max: 27860 Points
min: 24400     avg: 24456     median: 24456 (25%)     max: 24512 Points
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 13472     avg: 14103     median: 13907 (7%)     max: 15126 Points
min: 22000     avg: 22068     median: 22068 (12%)     max: 22136 Points
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 4857     avg: 5937     median: 6159 (7%)     max: 6337 Points
min: 9991     avg: 9996     median: 9995.5 (11%)     max: 10000 Points
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
3DMark 06
min: 3762     avg: 3895     median: 3800 (5%)     max: 4123 Points
3DMark 06 - Score Unknown Settings + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI
5000 Points (7%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
3DMark 06
min: 3510     avg: 3519     median: 3519 (5%)     max: 3528 Points
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI
5076 Points (7%)

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100% n=5

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI → 140% n=5

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
246 315 ~ 281 fps
73%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
206  fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
130 133 ~ 132 fps
89%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
118  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
55 55 ~ 55 fps
127%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
70  fps
Quake 4

Quake 4

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
127.7  fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
127.9  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
126.5  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
117.5  fps
Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
161.1  fps
59%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
95.5  fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
162.2  fps
59%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94.9  fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
155  fps
61%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
116.4  fps
81%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94.6  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
550  fps
53%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
293  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI → 75%

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

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