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

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Two NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics cards are bounded by SLI. This showed the best benchmark and game scores (in 2006 and before the introduction of the 7950 GTX SLI) but also needs twice as much current as a single 7900 GTX graphics card. Therefore, the battery runtime is very low!

It is one of the best mobile graphic cards line from NVIDIA (of the 7000 series). It enables the user to play all current (10/2006) games fluently in the highest resolutions and options e.g. Half Life 2 - Lost Coast (max settings inkl HDR) with 65 fps with 4x antialiasing and 8x anisotrop filters. Even with antialiasing and anisotrop filters the SLI combination clearly is better than single cards. The heat is correspondingly high. Therefore it can be used only in DTR laptops (at moment only one 19" laptop). At moment, there is nothing better for gamers.

 

Due to the fact, that the SLI combination renders each frame on a different graphics card, the frametimes between two frames may differ. Therefore, the game at 30fps may stutter a bit, the so called micro stuttering.

The features of the SLI combination is comparable to a single GeForce Go 7900 GTX.

 

The performance can be compared partially even with the Desktop 7950 GT video cards (partially a bit better, according NVIDIA).

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GSNVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce Go 7900 Series
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI (compare) 48/16 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI 48/16 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX (compare) 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI (compare) 40/14 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX (compare) 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI (compare) 48/16 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI 48/16 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX (compare) 24/8 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI (compare) 40/14 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX (compare) 24/8 cores @ 500 MHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GS 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
CodenameG71MG71M
ArchitectureG7xG7x
20 / 7 48 / 16
Core375 MHz500 MHz
Memory500 MHz600 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory512 MB2x512 MB
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DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 9c, 3.0
Transistors278 Million556 Million
Technology90 nm90 nm
Features90nm90nm
Size
Introduced18.04.2006 01.06.2006
90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-ModulZwei 7900 GTX Grafikkarten im SLI Verbund, 90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-Modul
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.html

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 22934     avg: 24505.2     median: 23613 (25%)     max: 27860 Points
26600 Points (28%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
min: 13472     avg: 14103     median: 13907 (7%)     max: 15126 Points
24000 Points (13%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
min: 4857     avg: 5936.6     median: 6159 (12%)     max: 6337 Points
10585 Points (20%)
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
+ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI → 159%

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
246 315 ~ 281 fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
130 133 ~ 132 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
55 55 ~ 55 fps
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
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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
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
161.1  fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
162.2  fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
155  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
116.4  fps
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

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