has been some time since Nvidia's 7900 GTX made
its way to retail and whilst newer and faster
products have been released, this means prices
of the older cards drop. Obviously the lower the
prices fall the more attractive the card becomes
and so today we are going to take a look at two
of the best 7900 GTX packages to see how well
they perform with the latest games.
7900GTX follows Nvidia's reference design, which
is by no means a bad thing to do. By following
the reference design MSI have been able to incorporate
the standard cooling solution. The cooler can
be clearly seen in the picture below, it runs
the length of the card and features an 85mm fan
in the middle which passes air across the two
sets of aluminum cooling fins and heat pipes.
Out of the current high end cards this is by far
our favorite stock cooler as it is almost silent.
Underneath the heat sink
the MSI 7900GTX features the G71core, a 0.09micron
chip, running at 650Mhz. The other important specification
is that the card comes with 512mb of DDR3 running
Below is the side view
of the cooler, it is a dual slot design and to
the top left of the picture is the 6-pin power
connector which is required for operation.
Flipping the card round
we can see the PCI express bracket which features
two dual link DVI outputs and a HDTV output for
those who want to feed the video signal to their
Many companies skimp on
the bundle provided in order to keep costs down,
however MSI is not one such company. Once you
open the rather high class looking box you find
a plentiful collection of extras.
The extras included feature
a Power cable, DVI>VGA connector, TV out cables,
sticker, manuals, driver and even a free game
(King Kong) allowing almost immediate access to
high quality graphics on the 7900 GTX.
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