NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI vs NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX 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 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 7950 GTX SLINVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI
ManufacturerNVIDIANVIDIA
GeForce Go 7900 Series
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI 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 (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 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 (compare) 20/7 cores @ 375 MHz256 Bit @ 500 MHz
CodenameG71MG71M
ArchitectureG7xG7x
48 / 16 48 / 16
Core575 MHz500 MHz
Memory700 MHz600 MHz
Bus256 Bit256 Bit
MemoryGDDR3GDDR3
Max. Memory2x512 MB2x512 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-ModuleZwei 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
26600 Points (28%)
3DMark 03 - Standard 1024x768
34585 Points (18%)
24000 Points (13%)
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
10256 Points (19%)
10585 Points (20%)
3DMark 06 + NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI
+ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI → 100%

Average Benchmarks NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI → 93%

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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
med. 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
206  fps
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
126  fps
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
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Doom 3

Doom 3

2004
low 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
141.8  fps
med. 640x480
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
140.6  fps
high 800x600
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
127.2  fps
ultra 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
110.7  fps
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
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Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

Quake 3 Arena - Timedemo

1999
high 1024x768
100%
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
482.9  fps
GeForce Go 7950 GTX SLI:
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