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GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3
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The graphics card, also known as the video card, is the complete graphical subsystem of the PC. It is responsible for the quality and speed of video processing. For users that wish to play games or work with multimedia applications, it is especially important to have a video board with a high performance graphics processor and enough memory.
graphics cards
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Included since: 10 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 20 Jan 2012 13:19:18
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Long product name Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA:
The short editorial description of Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA
GeForce 7900GTX 512MB Supports PCI Express and 24 pipelines, DirectX 9.0C and OpenGL 2.0 support, GDDR3 memory and 256-bit memory interface

Marketing text Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA

The official marketing text of Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA as supplied by the manufacturer

SmoothVision 2.1

Technology provides new levels of image quality using state-of-the-art Anti-Aliasing (AA) and Anisotropic Filtering (AF) techniques. Anti-aliasing enhances image quality by smoothing jagged edges on object outlines. SmoothVision 2.1 uses an advanced multi-sampling technique that takes up to 6 samples per pixel, coupled with powerful loss-less compression technology for maximum efficiency and performance at any display resolution. Anisotropic filtering improves image quality by sharpening blurry textures to bring out finer detail. SmoothVision 2.1 employs an adaptive algorithm that takes from 1 to 16 filtered samples per pixel as required to achieve ideal quality, without wasting effort on parts of the image that would not benefit. Two modes allow this feature to be optimized for performance or image quality, as desired.
- Programmable pixel and vertex shaders
- 16 textures per pass
- Pixel shaders up to 160 instructions with 128-bit floating point precision
- Vertex shaders up to 1024 instructions with flow control
- Multiple render target support
- Shadow volume rendering acceleration
- High precision 10-bit per channel frame buffer support
- Supports DirectX 9.0 and the latest version of OpenGL giving developers the freedom to create more complicated effects than ever before

HyperZ III+

- The latest generation of ATI's innovative HyperZ bandwidth saving technology, HyperZ III+ plays a pivotal role in allowing Radeon 9800 series and Radeon 9600 series products to reach unprecedented levels of rendering performance. It builds on earlier versions of the technology by adding a more flexible Z-buffer cache that is optimized for the rendering of dynamic real-time shadows. Shadows play a key role in achieving realistic and immersive virtual environments, and will be used extensively in upcoming 3D game titles.

Microsoft DirectX 9.0

- Ensures the best performance and application compatibility for all DirectX 9.0 applications.

OpenGL Optimizations and Support

- Ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL 1.5 application.


- GPU continues to provide industry-leading video playback with VideoShader technology: a seamless integration of pixel shaders with video. The Radeon 9700 GPU also offers FullStream video de-blocking technology that removes blocky artifacts (noise removal filtering) for captured video and provides sharper image quality.

Catalyst Control Center

- ATI's all-new Catalyst Control Center goes far beyond traditional driver configuration software—it's a feature-rich and stable 3D acceleration control application that puts you in complete command of your ATI visual processing unit (VPU). Catalyst Control Center offers exceptional graphics performance and visual quality for the ultimate in performance, stability, and innovation. Safe GPU overclocking, custom profiles, and assignable hotkeys are just a few of the many new features. You'll also enjoy frequent updates, reliable customer service, and an interactive user feedback program, all backed by ATI's technical confidence, industry-leading capability, and uncompromising commitment to creating your ultimate visual experience.

PCI Express

- Designed to run perfectly with the next-generation PCI Express bus architecture. This new bus doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X delivering over 4 GB/sec. in both upstream and downstream data transfers.

RoHS Compliant

- GIGABYTE exert ourselves to be a pioneer in environment care. Give the whole of Earth a promis that our products do not contain any of the restricted substances in concentrations and applications banned by the RoHS Directive, and are capable of being worked on at the higher temperatures required for lead free solder. One Earth and GIGABYTE Cares


- To make it easier update the VGA BIOS than before and help users update the latest VGA BIOS from Internet automatically.
Short summary description Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA:
This short summary of the Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3, 9.0c, ATX, NVIDIA, GDDR3, PCI Express x16, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Long summary description Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3 NVIDIA based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Gigabyte GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3. Graphics processor family: NVIDIA, Maximum resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels, Graphics adapter RAMDAC: 400 MHz. Graphics adapter memory type: GDDR3, Memory bus: 256 bit. Interface type: PCI Express x16. DirectX version: 9.0c, OpenGL version: 2.0. Form factor: ATX
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Graphics processor family*
The category to which the graphics processor (GPU) belongs e.g. Southern Islands family of Radeon processors (made by AMD), GeForce 600 (made by NVIDIA).
Maximum resolution*
The maximum number of pixels that can be displayed in the image. It is usually quoted as width × height,: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels.
2560 x 1600 pixels
Graphics adapter RAMDAC
400 MHz
Graphics adapter memory type*
The type of memory used by the video card. Often a combination of dedicated memory (Video RAM or VRAM) and dynamic system memory is used. UMA stands for Unified Memory Architecture, and is a computer memory architecture that allows the graphics processing unit to share system memory. Other abreviations: RAM = Random Access Memory, SDRAM = synchronous dynamic RAM, DDR = double-data-rate.
Memory bus*
Hardware and software that connects the main memory to the memory controller in computer systems. Originally, general-purpose buses like VMEbus and the S-100 bus were used, but to reduce latency, modern memory buses are designed to connect directly to DRAM chips, and thus are designed by chip standards bodies such as JEDEC.
256 bit
Ports & interfaces
Interface type*
An interface is the point of interaction with software, or computer hardware, or with peripheral devices such as a computer monitor or a keyboard. Some computer interfaces such as a touchscreen can send and receive data, while others such as a mouse or microphone can only send data. A standard interface, such as SCSI, decouples the design and introduction of computing hardware, such as I/O devices, from the design and introduction of other components of a computing system, thereby allowing users and manufacturers great flexibility in the implementation of computing systems.
PCI Express x16
DVI port
Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface to connect a video source to a display device, such as a computer monitor.
Ports & interfaces
Video in
DirectX version *
DirectX is a collection of APIs (application programming interfaces) for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
OpenGL version *
OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 3D computer graphics (and 2D computer graphics as well). The interface consists of over 250 different function calls which can be used to draw complex three-dimensional scenes from simple primitives.
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.
Dual Link DVI *
A dual-link DVI interface sends data over both of the DVI links to the monitor, and this is how higher resolutions are achieved. With dual-link DVI, a resolution of 2048 x 1536 is possible.
Form factor
The shape or design of the product.
Other features
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.