Today, VR-Zone takes a look at a radically different 7800 GTX. The Leadtek 7800 GTX Extreme offers a new cooling solution, with an impressive 490MHz core, and 1250MHz memory. Look here to find out how this card performs compared to a reference card!
NVIDIA’s GeForce 7800 GTX has created an instant hype over the graphics scene
on the 22nd of June this year. Being the undisputed fastest gaming
graphics card you can get off the shelves today, NVIDIA had made sure that these
top end graphics card could have immediate availability on the launch day
itself. Kudos to NVIDIA on being able to do such a solid launch.
However, it appears that in order to fulfill NVIDIA’s immediate availability
launch, every GeForce 7800 GTX you see in selves spots exactly same clock
speeds, same PCB, and even similar looking heatsink fans! With only exception to
the sticker/emblem on the card itself, it is just impossible to identify who
made the card.
Today, more then 3 months since the initial debut of the GeForce 7800 GTX, we
are starting to see some really interesting “customization” on the
manufacturer’s side. The Leadtek Winfast PX 7800 GTX Extreme is one such
interesting card. With one look at the card itself, we were already taken aback by
the dual slot, heat piped cooling solution. While the cooling solution looks far
beefier then a standard GeForce 7800 GTX we saw on the launch day, this Leadtek
7800 GTX Extreme also comes factory overclocked. Boosting an impressive
“default” clock speed of 490MHz on the core and 1250MHz on the memory, the
clock speeds are a far cry over the standard 430MHz/1100Mhz on most other cards.
For more information on the vanilla version of Leadtek’s 7800 GTX, do check out
our previous review here.
The packaging for the Leadtek Winfast PX 7800 GTX Extreme.
Like the tamer, non Extreme brother, both packaging spot very similar
packaging only with exception to the “Extreme” label on the center of the box.
The Leadtek 7800 GTX Extreme comes with a refreshingly
different cooling solution. By doing justice to such elaborate cooling, this
card comes at a high “default” clock speed of 490MHz/1250MHz. Leadtek is
very bold in this area considering some of the retail cards we tried could not
even hit such clock speeds at all!
Here’s some quick specifications on the card:
GeForce 7800 GTX (G70)
GDDR3 1.6ns, Samsung K4J55323QF-GC16
|8 Vertex Pipelines|
Integrated RAMDAC @ 400MHz
|2048 x 1536|
Rear I/O Ports
DVI, 1x VIVO Port
|Yes, 6 pin|
PCIe Power Connector