Posted on Thursday, March 09 2006 @ 01:01:50 CET by LSDsmurf
The 7300 GS is officially NVIDIA’s first discrete desktop 90 nm part based on the G7x architecture. This means that the 7300 supports full FP16 frame buffer support (HDR) as well as the highly touted transparency anti-aliasing that the 7 series features. This low end part is built to be budget, and no matter how one spins this release, this is a budget part. Is this a bad thing? Of course not. There are many users that demand a low cost part that will outperform the basic integrated video portion included in barebones systems from both Intel and AMD. The current integrated parts from ATI, NVIDIA, VIA, and Intel all leave a lot to be desired in terms of 3D performance. While these parts may be adequate for desktop applications and older 3D apps, they do not do titles such as F.E.A.R., Battlefield 2, World of Warcraft or others justice.