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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX

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 7950 GTX

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The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX is top of the mobile graphic cards line from NVIDIA (of the 7000 series) and successor of the 7900 GTX graphics card. It enables the user to play all  games from 2006 fluently in the highest resolutions and options. As a consequence, the heat is correspondingly high. Therefore it can be used only in DTR laptops (17"). At moment, there is nothing better for gamers (except the SLI version with 2 cards).

The performance can be compared partially even with the Desktop 7950 GT video cards (partially a bit better, according NVIDIA). Therefore, the Geforce Go 7950 GTX is able to display actual games like F.E.A.R., Company of Heroes, or Call of Duty 2 fluently in high details and high resolutions.

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 7950 GTX
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 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 compare 48/16 cores @ 0.5 GHz256 Bit @ 600 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX 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- / Vertexshader24 / 8 Pixel- / Vertexshader
Core Speed375 MHz575 MHz
Memory Speed500 MHz700 MHz
Memory Bus Width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Amount of Memory512 MB512 MB
Shared Memorynono
APIDirectX 9c, Shader 3.0DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0
Power Consumption20 Watt45 Watt
Transistors278 Million278 Million
technology90 nm90 nm
Features90nmHDR, Intellisample 4.0, UltraShadow II, PureVideo, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.0, Transparency Antialiasing
Notebook Sizelargelarge
Date of Announcement18.04.2006 12.10.2006
Information90nm, 278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-Modul90nm, 278 Mio transistors, MXM-Module, Drivers are available at nvidia.com
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.com/page/go_7800gtx.html

Benchmarks

3DMark 2001SE - 3DMark 2001 - Standard
min: 22934     avg: 24505     median: 23613.5 (25%)     max: 27860 Points
32000 Points (33%)
3DMark 03 - 3DMark 03 - Standard
min: 13472     avg: 14103     median: 13907 (7%)     max: 15126 Points
21000 Points (11%)
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
min: 4857     avg: 5937     median: 6159 (7%)     max: 6337 Points
min: 9395     avg: 9700     median: 9700 (11%)     max: 10005 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 7950 GTX
5214 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 7950 GTX
min: 5502     avg: 5659     median: 5659 (8%)     max: 5816 Points

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

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX → 148% 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.

Anno 1404

Anno 1404

2009
low 1024x768
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
84  fps
ultra 1280x1024
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
12  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
low 1024x768
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
61.9  fps
med. 1024x768
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
21.2  fps
F.E.A.R.

F.E.A.R.

2005
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
246 315 ~ 281 fps
144%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
405  fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
130 133 ~ 132 fps
151%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
199  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
55 55 ~ 55 fps
155%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
85  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
117%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
189.1  fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
162.2  fps
118%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
190.7  fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
155  fps
123%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
189.9  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
116.4  fps
152%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
176.5  fps
Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7900 GS:
550  fps
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX:
552  fps

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX → 132%

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

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