NVIDIA launches 7950 GX2

Written by Wil Harris

June 5, 2006 | 16:59

Tags: #7950 #gx2 #launch

Companies: #club-3d #nvidia #xfx

NVIDIA has launched its single-card-dual-GPU product, the GeForce 7950 GX2, today.

The usual gamut of board partners have products, with XFX and Club3D getting their news across to us before the rest. The 7950 GX2 has two mobile GPUs which run in parallel across an internal connector, offering what NVIDIA claims is the best single card performance on the planet.

The two chips are on two separate PCBs and are cooled by two separate coolers, much as with the 7900 GX2 Quad-SLI cards.

Each board has 512MB of memory, making for a 1GB card. The card supports NVIDIA's LinkBoost technology in the latest nForce 500 series motherboards, giving a guaranteed overclock of the PCI and HyperTransport bus for faster performance.

The standard cards, such as from Club3D, are clocked at 500MHz core and 1200MHz memory. XFX, however, has two variants - one at 520/1300 and one at an outrageous 570/1550!

The vanilla cards should be available now for around €599 official price, which appears to be translating to around £430 on the street, depending on brand - a Point of View reference-based card is around for £408 on eBuyer.

We're putting the finishing touches to our real-world performance evaluation of the 7950 GX2, which will tell you everything you need to know about NVIDIA's latest and greatest. Keep reading... and let us know your initial thoughts over in the forums.
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