Video cards like the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT are designed with the gamer in mind. The GT comes equipped with most of the features of the 7800 GTX flagship, but at a more palatable price point - that's why we went online to pick two models that are widely available for review.
The 7800 GT is a variant of NVIDIA's G70 processor with the same DirectX 9.0c, OpenGL 2.0 and Pixel Shader 3.0 support, but with 20 pixel pipelines and 7 vertex shaders - that's 4 fewer pixel shaders and 1 less vertex shader. The GT model is outfitted with 256MB of GDDR3 video memory on a 256-bit memory interface. For around $365 there is a lot of card for the buck Here.
The two graphics cards we received were EVGA's 7800 GT and the XFX 7800 GT. While the card layouts are based closely on the NVIDIA reference design, XFX and EVGA have taken the liberty of raising clock speeds, in an effort to set their cards apart from the competition. Let's see what these babies can do.