Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
Having standard clock rates, the ASUS EN7950GT performs just like any other GeForce 7950 GT. Here, this is enough to compete with the Radeon X1950 Pro. When overclocked, the EN7950GT can challenge the Radeon X1900 XT.
As for the EN7900GS Top, it does provide a 20% performance boost. As a result, this graphics card, with fewer active GPU subunits, is almost as fast as the GeForce 7950 GT. That’s an achievement for a graphics card that had very moderate technical characteristics originally.
Call of Duty 2
The EN7950 GT is as fast as the Radeon X1900 XT at the default frequencies and has no rivals at all at the increased clock rates. This must be due to the game running on a modified engine from Quake 3. It’s interesting that having a 20% advantage over the ordinary GeForce 7900 GS, the EN7900GS Top is also 20% behind the EN7950GT. It means that the number of TMUs is a crucial factor for this test and more important than the GPU clock rate as is indicated by the modest results of the Radeon X1950 Pro which has only 12 texture-mapping units.
The average performance of the benchmarked graphics cards is low in the 4x FSAA + 16x Aniso mode. The overclocked EN7950GT is the only one to provide a comfortable frame rate in 1280x1024.