NVIDIA has been making waves of late with the 7900 GTX, 7900 GT, and 7600 GT launches. Today NVIDIA is addressing the budget minded with the launch of the 7600 GS. With a suggested retail price of $129 – $149 the NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS is going to be one of the most sold video cards that NVIDIA offers due to the price point alone. NVIDIA has moved what was previously high end features down the price chart for the GeForce 7600 GS too. With an over the top SLI connector every single 7600 GS will support SLI technology. Read on as we take a closer look at this card and how it helps shape the landscape of the value segment?
The NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS is a single slot card that features a 400MHz core clock speed with a GDDR2 memory clock speed of 400MHz (800MHz double data rate). The 7600 GS features 5 Vertex shading units with a total of 12 pixel shader pipelines. This is the same number of shading units and pipelines found on the GeForce 7600 GT, so the only difference on the card is the clock speeds and the memory type used. Thanks to the lower clock speeds NVIDIA has been able to get the peak power consumption down to 32 Watts from the 67 Watts found on the 7600 GT. This is big news for those wanting a silent cooling solution and for those in the HTPC market.