Games and benchmarks, maximum frame rates, display resolutions, full-screen antialiasing and anisotropic filtering are all those things that don’t let inveterate gamers and PC enthusiasts sleep well. There are at least two reasons for the race for a higher numerical expression of the power of the computer at large and of the graphics card in particular: 1) hardware requirements to new games are growing at a very fast rate, 2) getting the maximum out of PC hardware has become something like a new kind of sport.
Our today’s review has been written for people who take overclocking seriously and have access to the newest and best computer hardware. Not many of us can afford a GeForce 7950 GX2, let alone to dare to volt-mod this $600-700 product. Yet it is really exciting to experiment with such an extraordinary graphics card.
So, I am going to deal with EVGA’s GeForce 7950 GX2, although the brand doesn’t matter at all. All graphics cards of that family are manufactured by Nvidia and are distributed among other companies who are eager to put their stickers on the cooler and sell the card under their own brands. The volt modification for the GeForce 7950 GX2 can be applied to every such graphics card regardless of the manufacturer who acts as an intermediate in this case.
Before getting to the point of the review, I want to give you a couple of descriptive lines and photographs.