Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
The EN7800 GT Top Silent can only provide a really big advantage over the standard GeForce 7800 GT in 1600x1200 where it is 10% faster thanks to its higher graphics memory clock rate (620MGz against 500MHz). This is also the single mode where the ASUS beats the Radeon X1800XL which obviously feels the lack of graphics memory bandwidth even though is equipped with a ring-bus memory controller.
Note that all the cards deliver a comfortable average frame rate in this game with full-screen antialiasing enabled. The numbers should be regarded cautiously, however. The game doesn’t offer in-built benchmarking options while testing with the Fraps utility always gives way to some inaccuracy.
The Chronicles of Riddick
The ASUS is less than 10% behind the GeForce 7900 GT even though the latter has more pixel processors (24 against 20) which also work at a higher frequency (450MHz against 420MHz). The EN7800GT Top seems to have enough computational capacity to handle the special effects employed in this game; it also seems to have a sufficiently high fill rate.
This game using OpenGL and dynamic stencil shadows, the EN7800GT TOP Silent manages to keep the same tempo with the technologically more advanced ATI Radeon X1800 XT. The resolution of 1280x1024 with FSAA is available with any participating graphics card, except for the Radeon X1800 XL.