NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI

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Two NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphic cards in SLI combination grant highest performances coupled with highest current consumption. So, the performance is similar to the top DirectX 9 desktop graphic cards (without SLI in desktop).

The 7950 GTX is the top graphic card of the series 7000 from NVIDIA for laptops. It offered at the time of presentation a high performance to play all DirectX 9 games in high resolutions and details. Especially, regarding Antialiasing and Anisotrop filters the combined cards are clearly better than single cards. They are used for big and heavy laptops (because of the heat creation, at moment only in a 19" notebook). The card combination was succeeded by the 8800M GTX SLI card combination.

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.

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 7950 GTX SLINVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce Go 7900 Series
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI 48/16 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI (compare) 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 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 (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI 48/16 cores @ 575 MHz256 Bit @ 700 MHz
GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI (compare) 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 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 (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
CodenameG71MG71M
ArchitectureG7xG7x
48 / 16 40 / 14
Core575 MHz375 MHz
Memory700 MHz500 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory2x512 MB1024 MB
nono
DirectXDirectX 9c, 3.0DirectX 9c, 3.0
Transistors556 Million556 Million
Technology90 nm90 nm
FeaturesHDR, Intellisample 4.0, UltraShadow II, PureVideo, CineFX 4.0, PowerMizer 6.090nm
Size
Introduced12.10.2006 01.06.2006
Two 7950 GTX graphic cards in SLI combination, 90nm, 278 Mio transistors, MXM-ModuleSLI = 2 Grafikkarten im Verbund, 90nm, 2.278 Mio Transistoren, MXM-Modul
Manufacturerhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.htmlhttp://www.nvidia.de/page/go_7800gtx.html

3DMark 2001SE - Standard 1024x768
min: 24400     avg: 24456     median: 24456 (25%)     max: 24512 Points
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
34585 Points (18%)
min: 22000     avg: 22068     median: 22068 (12%)     max: 22136 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
10256 Points (19%)
min: 9991     avg: 9995.5     median: 9995 (19%)     max: 10000 Points
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI
+ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI → 84%

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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 7950 GTX SLI:
336  fps
61%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
206  fps
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
206  fps
57%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
118  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
126  fps
56%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
70  fps
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
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GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
141.8  fps
67%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
95.5  fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
140.6  fps
67%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94.9  fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
127.2  fps
74%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
110.7  fps
85%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
94.6  fps
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
482.9  fps
61%
GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
293  fps
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
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GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI:
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Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI → 100%

Average Gaming NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS SLI → 66%

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