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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
GeForce Go 7900 Series
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI compare 48/16 cores @ 0.58 GHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI 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 compare 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 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 compare 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- / Vertexshader48 / 16 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed375 MHz500 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz600 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB2x512 MB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0
Power Consumption20 Watt90 Watt
Transistors278 Million556 Million
technology90 nm90 nm
Features90nm90nm
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006 01.06.2006
Information90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-ModulZwei 7900 GTX Grafikkarten im SLI Verbund, 90nm, 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
26600 Points (28%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 13472     avg: 14103     median: 13907 (7%)     max: 15126 Points
24000 Points (13%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 4857     avg: 5937     median: 6159 (7%)     max: 6337 Points
10585 Points (12%)
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 GTX SLI
6820 Points (9%)
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
3DMark 06
min: 3510     avg: 3519     median: 3519 (5%)     max: 3528 Points

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI → 159% n=4

- 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
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
130 133 ~ 132 fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
55 55 ~ 55 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
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
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

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

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

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

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