The ASUS card notches a score of 1,000 3DMark06 points. The EN9600GT Top 512MB is as fast as the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT.
The pre-overclocked card from ASUS is impressive in the SM2.0 tests. It scores 500 points more than the more advanced Radeon HD 3870 solution.
The EN9600GT Top 512MB looks worse in the SM3.0/HDR tests, losing to every other card. On the other hand, the gap from the Radeon HD 3870 is not really big.
The standings do not change much when we turn on 4x FSAA. The Radeon HD 3870 is hamstringed by its texture processor design with one filter unit per each two texture address units. The EN9600GT Top 512MB is far ahead as the consequence.
The ASUS EN9600GT Top 512MB is as fast its famous precursor GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in both SM3.0/HDR tests. The additional megahertz of frequencies help it compete with the Radeon HD 3870 which features a much high computing capacity.