ASUS EN7900 GS

ASUS EN7900 GS
  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5

Pros

  • Manages to keep up with its older sibling, the 7900GT, Very decent memory bandwidth

Cons

  • Without any overclocking, this card's performance is nothing special.

Bottom Line

While the basic 7900 GS has some good features, it's not quite strong enough to compete with the likes of the Sapphire X1950 Pro. Having said that, the 7900 GS is quick, good value, and has plenty of overclocking potential.

Would you buy this?

Special Offers

At its heart, the understated Asus EN7900GS packs the same 256MB of DDR3 memory and G71 GPU (graphics processing unit) as seen on its more expensive sibling, the 7900GT. However, the 7900GS includes four fewer pixel pipelines and one fewer Vertex processor.

Unlike the upgraded Asus EN7900GS TOP version, this 7900GS doesn't come with any special upgrades. All you get are the base specifications; 450MHz core clock and 660MHz (1,320MHz) memory clock speed. The memory bandwidth remains a very decent 42.2GBps (gigabytes per second), which is more than enough to juggle with.

In the box you'll find all of the goodies you'd want, including a power splitter, seven-pin S-Video for HD (high-definition) signals and a single DVI-VGA (digital visual interface-video graphics array) adapter. Another welcome addition is the first-person shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter - a fine game to christen your GS.

Without any overclocking, this card's performance is nothing special. It posts solid frame rates, but it's unable to keep up with the Gainward 7900GS. If you can find the enhanced TOP version, you'll find the gains exceed 15 percent at some resolutions. As it is, the 7900GS is solid but unspectacular - it is no match for the Sapphire X1950 Pro, for example.

Impressively, the Asus managed to keep up with its older sibling, the 7900GT, on occasion, but it fell behind once the resolution rose beyond 1600x1200. The trick with this card is to keep it at lower resolutions. It's fine at a resolution of 1024x768 or 1280x1024, but at 1600x 1200 and beyond, it begins to struggle, particularly if you want a bit of detail.

Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?