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Asus 7900 GT

£218 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Asus

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Asus has taken the basic 7900 GT design and tweaked it almost all the way across the card. This isn't only the fastest 7900 GT we've seen – it's the best priced, too.

Asus has taken the basic 7900 GT design and tweaked it almost all the way across the card. This isn't only the fastest 7900 GT we've seen – it's the best priced, too.

In essence a toned-down version of the 7900 GTX, the GT's basic architecture is strong. It has the same 256bit interface and is manufactured using the heat-efficient 0.09-micron process. It boasts 24 pixel shader processors and shares the GTX's dual-link DVI (digital visual interface) connectivity, allowing higher resolutions on your flat-panel.

The basic 7900 GT fell short on clock speeds. Asus has gone some way to rectifying this by upping the core and memory clock speeds to 520MHz and 720MHz – and memory bandwidth to 46.1GBps (gigabytes per second). In testing, the Asus produced good frame rates and could easily give other cards, such as the Radeon 1900 GT, a run for their money. The 7900 is more expensive than the 1900 GT, but since you're talking about only £10, we think the extra outlay is well worth it.

Asus has added a number of applications, from its proprietary video enhancing technology to gaming and security utilities.

Asus 7900 GT Expert Verdict »
nVidia GeForce 7900 GT graphics processor
256MB DDR3 RAM
core clock 520MHz
memory clock 720MHz (1.44GHz DDR effective)
manufacturing process 0.09-micron
24 pixel shader processors
256bit memory interface
PCI Express interface
DirectX 9.0 support
DVI
video-in/-out
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 9 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

This is the fastest 7900 GT we've seen yet. It's an excellent card and costs a good deal less than cards such as the 7900 GTX. Add an excellent set of software utilities and applications from Asus, and this is a sure-fire winner of one of PC Advisor's coveted Gold awards.

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