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Gainward 7900GTX

£300 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Gainward

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The 7900GTX is a more finely tuned card than the GX2, with a faster (single) GPU and onboard memory.

The 7900GTX is a more finely tuned card than the EVGA 7950 GX2 Super Clocked, with a faster (single) GPU and onboard memory. It's based around the reference 650MHz/1,600MHz core and memory frequencies and has 24 pixel pipelines.

The Gainward is a double-height affair: a cooler eats into the space below the PCI Express slot. But it's blissfully quiet and a highly efficient design, which vents hot air out of the case in a similar way to the Sapphire X1950XTX.

The bundle provides the usual array of cable and adapters, as well as a copy of PowerDVD and the Muvee video-editing package. There is a voucher to claim a free game, but the titles on offer are usually found in the bargain bin.

Gainward 7900GTX Expert Verdict »
512MB DDR3@1,600MHz, 650MHz core
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

From a performance point of view, there's little to complain about. On the demanding Oblivion, the Gainward didn't excel but, overall, it was fast as the X1950XTX – and that's quick. It compared less favourably with the GX2, but it’s still blisteringly quick – and £100 cheaper.

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