NVIDIA's GeForce 7800 GT graphics cards
Subtract the X—and a hundred bucks or so
IF YOU'VE PURCHASED
a GeForce 7800 GTX in the six weeks or so since its introduction, you may want to avert your eyes. If you purchased a Radeon X850 XT in recent months, just close your browser window now. And if you're a corporate executive at a certain Canadian fabless semiconductor firm, you may want to bury your head. NVIDIA is now unleashing a card based on an ever so slightly cut down version of the G70 graphics processor at a substantial discount off the price of the GeForce 7800 GTX.
An army of cooling fans has been whirring nonstop here in Damage Labs for the past week or so to bring you an extensive set of benchmarks of the GeForce 7800 GT. The short version? The 7800 GT offers near-GTX performance for at least a hundred bucks less than NVIDIA's top-end card, and it pretty much creams anything else in its price range. Keep reading for the full story.