Car analogy? Check.
Veiled profanity? Check.
Pro wrestling terms? Check.
Edgy pop-cultural reference? Check.
Looks like we're all set.
This new 512MB version of the GeForce 7800 GTX, you see, doesn't run at the 430MHz GPU and 1.2GHz memory clocks that the standard version does. Oh, no. This card is intended to compete withnay, embarrassATI's ultra-high-end Radeon X1800 XT, the recently crowned king of single-card graphics performance. NVIDIA's not calling it an Ultra, but they might as well be, with clock speeds of 550MHz for the GPU and 1.7GHz for the memory. That, my friend, is fast. We're talking about 13.2 gigatexels per second of fill rate and over 54GB per second of memory bandwidth. Those towering specifications could allow this Bugatti Veyron of the graphics world to lay the freaking smack down on the Radeon X1800 XT. And the prospect of running a couple of these monsters in SLI captures the geek's imagination like a wayward pair of Carolina Panthers cheerleaders.
We have, of course, subjected the GeForce 7800 GTX 512 to a grueling battery of performance tests using the latest games at a range of resolutions, including the sick and disturbing 2048x1536, just because we could. Can NVIDIA's new $649 beast show up ATI's Radeon X1800 XT? Will a pair of these in running in tandem cause the lights to dim in Damage Labs? We're about to find out.
|Acer's Aspire GX-281 lineup brings Ryzen to the masses||2|
|Galax and KFA2 induct the GTX 1080 Ti into the Hall of Fame||0|
|Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more||1|
|Asetek gets $600,000 from Cooler Master in AIO cooler patent spat||6|
|Acer Predator Triton and Helios laptops are ready for serious play||5|
|Intel enjoys healthy revenue and profits for Q1 2017||24|
|Acer Predator X27 and Predator Z271UV displays report in||15|
|Razer Lancehead wireless mouse is ready to stalk its prey||5|
|Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Shortbread||14|
|Unless Intel suddenly becomes very aggressive in its pricing, a Skylake-X will certainly cost a hell of a lot more than Ryzen CPU. And who cares if AM...||+63|