As for the higher end family of the newly launched 7 series, there are a few
7900GT/GTXs that appeared this week. One of the cards that made to the retail
shelves this week is the MSI Geforce 7900GT. Selling at a rather low
price of just $ 589, it might be one of the cheapest 7900GT on sale, with
a 2 year distributor’s warranty. As per MSI’s tradition, this card does not
offers any form of pre-overclocking out of the box. For those who’re interested,
you can catch this card at Fuwell.

msi 7900gt  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

This is the packaging of the MSI Geforce 7900GT. Although it
didn’t have a very big packaging, it has a handle for easy carrying.


 

msi 7900gt2  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

This is how the MSI Geforce 7900GT looks like from top down.
The PCB of the card is exactly the same as the reference NVIDIA card. However,
they’ve bothered to changed the heatsink emblem to MSI’s unique "NX7900GT" –
which looked pretty nice to me at least.


 

msi 7900gt3  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

The I/O outputs on this card is no stranger – Dual DVI
supporting Dual Link DVI output, and the conventional TV-Out.


 

msi 7900gt4  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

The heatsink design is similar to those found on the 7600GT,
which includes copper folded fins, and a radial at the lower left corner.


 

msi 7900gt5  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

The memory chips on the card are like these pictured – Samsung
1.4ns GDDR 3 memories.


 

msi 7900gt7  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

This is how the back of the card looks like. Once again, no
major components are placed here.


 

msi 7900gt6  A Walkabout in SLS (25 3 2006)   Planet NVIDIAs launch weekend!

Just as what’s stated on the box, the local distributor of MSI
(Corbell Technology) is giving away $ 10 NTUC shopping vouchers for every 7900GT
purchased!