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7800GS PCI-Express Engineering Sample

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by 3xH, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. 3xH

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    About a week or so ago one of these came into my possetion. I understand they are pretty rare as I can only find information on 1 other board that made it into public hands. What should I do with it? Keep it? :confused: Or is it worth something to someone :cool:

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    "NVIDIA_G70.DEV_0093.1"
    PCI-Express
    375MHz Core
    1000MHz Memory
    16 Pixel Pipes
     
  2. semi-pro waster

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    Welcome to the forums, if it works and you can use it in your PC then I would do otherwise I'd sell it off. I'm sure someone would buy it if it works.
     
  3. ACESHIGH

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    Yep as above, should run slower than a standard 7800GT.
    Actually its clocked slower than an X850XT, might it be slower than an X850XT?

    Try it out on 3dmark & report back.
     
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  4. Mul

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    It should be quicker than an X850XT but slower than the 7800GT. May as well keep it I guess :)

    Mul
     
  5. man_from_uncle

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    It's probably akin to the placement of the 6800gs, slightly slower than the gt brother, but nothing that a mild overclock won't fix.

    I'd love to know what it can do though. I reckon 7300 ish at stock speeds at 3dmark05, maybe up to 8000 overclocked.
     
  6. Richdog

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    That would be a 7800GT.
     
  7. man_from_uncle

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    Perhaps, but my 7800gt started at just under 7500 and so far i've got it to nearly 8300 overclocked. I was basing my guess on that.
     
  8. ACESHIGH

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    Except the 7800GS only has 16 pipes not 20 like the GT & is clocked slower at stock too.
     
  9. 3xH

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    05 = 5564

    P4e 3.0 All stock :(

    GT1 - 24.6
    GT2 - 15.9
    GT3 - 28.1

    No better than a 6800GT
     
  10. man_from_uncle

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    That is quite a drop (not what i was expecting). Not the best processor in the world, but even with an FX speed CPU looks like it would still be on the near side of 6000. Can you get much out of it with overclocking?
     
  11. 3xH

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    Yeah, CPU is a major issue

    Will run some OC benches in a while, gotta go do the school run ;)
     
  12. Mul

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    i should expect it to clock very well mind you

    Mul
     
  13. 3xH

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    If it clocks anything like a 6800GS I would have to agree
     
  14. man_from_uncle

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    is there any chance of in unlocking any pipelines to make it like a GT or even GTX?
     
  15. ajgoodfellow

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    That's lower than expected - from the early previews and one review of a guy who found one on AGP then it should be 6500+

    It sits between the X850XTPE/6800Ultra and the X1800XL/7800GT

    Your card is very rare - Anandtech got their hands on one but nVidia have denied it for PCI-E (and AGP initially!). It'd probably be worth something later on!

    Being an engineering sample it should clock well as they tend to clock better than the retail boards
     
  16. Richdog

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    Remember when Gibbo said "it wasn't going to happen under any circumstances" or words to that effect? ;)
     
  17. Goksly

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    I always thought engineering samples were "just the same" as normal ones? The only reason (i though) that engineering samples were special was in processors where they normally come multi unlocked etc?
     
  18. Mul

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    if it really is an engineering sample, perhaps those pipes can unlock under riva tuner :)

    Mul