I actually tested the XFX GeForce 7900GS last out of the other graphics cards in our tests here today and the results were a little boring to say the least - peddling through the benchmark line up and writing in the scores, there wasn't anything that wowed us. Sure the card is slightly cheaper then the X1900GT but for the extra few dollars you spend, we didn't really consider it worthwhile.
Then came the time to check out overclocking and we were simply shocked. It is not uncommon for Coolbits to go a bit stupid and go higher then it should - a fire up of 3DMark06 though at 1600 x 1200 saw no artifacts and some unreal results. Continuing to test performance was just extremely fast with no signs of artifacts or freezing. The XFX GeForce 7900GS now actually felt EXTREME!
With that said though, if you clearly are against overclocking, it's not the best card for the price. The Radeon X1900GT does perform well and at a very competitive price - it can clearly offer some competition for the GeForce 7900GT.
A bigger bundle would have been nicer - a game never goes astray, especially for a card that normally carries a bit more of a premium. All in all though the GeForce 7900GS is what nVidia needed - what we need to know now is the overclocking potential on a larger basis, in mass production. 1 in 50 offering massive overclocking results isn't anything to get excited about but if we can see other brands and more XFX cards achieve stable overclocks like this, ATI Radeon X1900GT will have some big troubles soon.
From the Editor: We'll be testing another brand 7900GS over the weekend with a better package. Was our initial 7900GS overclock a freak occurrence or will it be common? Check back early next week for another 7900GS retail review. I'm impressed with the XFX 7900GS and in SLI, it should really offer some kick-ass performance for the price!
Brilliant performance when overclocked - passes more expensive cards!
Competitive pricing and available now (love no paper launch!)
Dual DVI and Dual Link
Stock performance isn't all that exciting
Bundle is lacking a little something extra
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Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Value Award
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