Desktop GeForce 7900 GS spotted in Dell system
French site PC INpact has spotted an unannounced NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS graphics card
selling as an option in a Dell XPS 600 desktop system. NVIDIA launched
a mobile GeForce Go 7900 GS last month, but this GeForce 7900 GS is a
desktop model that Dell indeed
offers alongside dual GeForce 7900 GTXs and an ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
in its XPS 600 machine. PC INpact says the 7900 GS's existence has been
confirmed by NVIDIA, and that it is a G71 derivative with 20 pixel
shader processors, seven vertex units, and 450 MHz/1.2 GHz core and
memory clocks. In contrast, the current GeForce 7900 GT sports 24 pixel
shaders, eight vertex shaders, and 450 MHz/1.32 GHz core and memory clocks.
According to NGOHQ,
this 7900 GS is part of a number of new GeForce 7 graphics cards on
NVIDIA's roadmap, which allegedly includes a GeForce 7600 GTX, a GeForce
7600 LE, and a GeForce 7300 GT. Pricing isn't known for any of the cards, but PC INpact says
the 7900 GS is an OEM product not destined for the retail market.
Meanwhile, the site claims the 7300 GT will likely cost $100 once it
ships in the retail channel, reportedly on May 15.