The Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT video card offered an affordable and capable option to buyers at its release in 2006. The card secured a place on the long-running “Best Gaming Graphics Cards for the Money” list at the website, Tom’s Hardware.
GPU and Memory
The 7300 GT was based on Nvidia’s G73 graphics processing unit and had a core clock speed of 350 megahertz (MHz) and a memory clock speed of 325 MHz. Memory bandwidth was 10.4 gigabytes (GB) per second. Nvidia’s manufacturing partners typically equipped the card with 256 megabytes (MB) of double data rate (DDR)2 video memory, although some versions had 128 or 512 MB.
Interface and Ports
Manufacturers produced the 7300 GT in peripheral component interconnect-express (PCI-E) and accelerated graphics port (AGP) versions. PCI-E motherboard interfaces remain the norm on computers as of 2011, while the older and slower AGP interface is no longer made. Makers of the 7300 GT provided digital visual interface (DVI) and video graphics accelerator (VGA) ports for connection to monitors, and an S-video port for connection to TVs.
DirectX Support and Production
The 7300 GT supported Micosoft’s DirectX 9.0c application programming interfaces. The card can not use graphics enhancements provided with later versions of DirectX. The 7300 GT was a very popular product, with 117 retail PCI-E versions, and 23 AGP versions produced, according to the website, GPU Review.