This graphics card is fantastic. Initially it was around £500 to buy, when i bought it, and was the best card available. It is several years old now and although updated versions of the card are available this one still holds it own against a vast number of other cards. When combined with a decent sound card e.g. Creative's X-fi sound card and a decent monitor with under 8ms refresh rate the gaming experience you can enjoy is superb.
A game like Battlefield 2142 can be played in superb quality with the 512mb procesing power of the card easily being able to cope with the game.
The drawbacks of this card are that it takes up two PCI slots on the motherboard. It doesn't actually use two it is just so big, with the in built fan it blocks access to it.
Overall a fantastic graphics card which when it was released was the best card on the market. With the new 8800 series 768 mb cards it is a little outdated but with few, if any, games making full use of a 768 mb card this one is a brilliant level to get good results from.
There are cheaper versions of the Nvidia series cards available and indeed some of the 8800 series cards are cheaper than this one. it just go's to show you get what you pay for and with technology you definately do.
A 256-bit memory interface and fast GDDR3 memory enable blazing graphics performance with the quality set to max so you don't have to choose between frame rates and image quality. Need a break from gaming? The GeForce 7900 GPU also delivers smooth, high-definition video playback and crisp picture quality thanks to its advanced NVIDIA PureVideo technology. If you are searching for an extreme HD gaming and video experience on the PC, look no further than a Geforce 7900 GPU.
|Product Description:||XFX GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme Edition - graphics adapter - GF 7900 GTX - 512 MB|
|Device Type:||Graphics adapter|
|Enclosure Type:||Plug-in card|
|Interface Type:||PCI Express x16|
|Graphics Processor / Vendor:||NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX|
|Clock Speed:||675 MHz|
|RAMDAC Clock Speed:||400 MHz|
|API Supported:||DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0|
|Video Memory:||512 MB - GDDR3 SDRAM|
|Video Output:||2560 x 1600|
|Max Monitors Supported:||2|
|TV Interface:||HDTV out|
|Microsoft Certification:||Certified for Windows Vista|