In recent months many enthusiasts have looked into updating the video cards on their dating AGP based platforms only to find that all the top end cards are PCI Express only. NVIDIA has noticed the demand for AGP cards and in a move to help support the millions still using the AGP slot have released the 7800 GS to help out those still holding onto a architecture that is slowly coming to an end. Based on the fundamental architecture of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GPU launched in mid-2005, the GeForce 7800 GS AGP is a powerful graphics solution for millions of PCs with AGP slots that performs better than the 6800GT. All the great features included in PCI Expressbased 7800 Series GPUs are supported by the GeForce 7800 GS AGP, such as Shader Model 3, HDR, PureVideo, and transparency antialiasing. Many users looking to upgrade their older PCs to support the latest 3D games at high resolutions and quality settings will find the 7800 GS AGP the perfect solution to hold them over for the time being.
The NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS is a single slot card that features a 375MHz core clock speed with a GDDR3 memory clock speed of 600MHz (1.2GHz double data rate). The 7800 GS features 6 Vertex shading units with a total of 16 pixel shader pipelines, which is a far cry from the 48 pixel shader processors that the latest ATI X1900XTX offers PCI Express users.