The overclocked version of the GeForce 7900 GS offered by ASUS scores only 152 points less than the EN7950GT model. The cards both outperform the Radeon X1950 Pro (although they were both slower than it in 3DMark05).
Having 24 TMUs, the EN7950GT is competitive against the Radeon X1900 XT, scoring only 70 points less. The EN7900GS Top has another 69 points less. That’s a good result for an overclocked version of the GeForce 7900 GS, but what will we see in the SM3.0/HDR tests?
The EN7900GS Top is still a little slower than the EN7950 but is closer to the Radeon X1950 Pro – the difference is 87 points now. The Radeon X1900 XT leaves the others behind – its 48 pixel processors and technologies to accelerate the rendering of shadows with the CSM method come in handy in this test.
In the first SM2.0 test the EN7900GS Top occupies a position between the standard GeForce 7900 GS and the EN7950GT, outperforming the Radeon X1950 Pro a little. But in the second test the ASUS card is slower than both the senior model from ASUS and the AMD solution. Like in 3DMark05, the results of separate tests with enabled FSAA don’t agree well with the results the benchmark produces at its default settings.