Zogis is the newest player in the VGA market and they teamed up with NVIDIA. We’ve got an overclocked GeForce 7300 GT for reviewing, and we will compare this video card with the regular GeForce 7300 GT and other entry-level models, such as GeForce 6200, Radeon X1300 Pro and also with some mid-range chips (GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 GT) to see how is the performance of this video card from Zogis.
GeForce 7300 GT is the fastest entry-level graphics chip from NVIDIA. Its standard specs include a core clock of 350 MHz and a memory clock of 666 MHz, accessed at 128-bit rate. It has eight pixel shader engines, against four on other entry-level graphics chips like GeForce 6200 and other members of GeForce 7300 family. With this number of engines, it sounds more like an entry mid-range chip, as it has the same amount found on GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 GT. GeForce 7300 GT runs at a higher clock rate than GeForce 6600, but at a lower one compared to GeForce 6600 GT. So we expect the performance of GeForce 7300 GT to be between GeForce 6600 and GeForce 6600 GT. Keep in mind that the latest mid-range family from NVIDIA, GeForce 7600, has 12 pixel shader engines and not eight like GeForce 6600 family.
As mentioned, this model from Zogis – also known as ZO73GT-D – comes overclocked, running at 400 MHz and accessing its 256 MB memory at 800 MHz.
For a full comparison between this video card and other NVIDIA chips, read our “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” tutorial, and to compare it with competing chips from ATI, read our “ATI Chips Comparison Table” tutorial.
We ran PowerStrip and the graphics chip was running at 400 MHz and the memory was running at 800 MHz, as mentioned.
As you can see in Figure 1, this VGA supports SLI.
Let’s take a closer look at this overclocked GeForce 7300 GT from Zogis.