Asus EN7950GX2 - GeForce 7950 GX2
Performance Summary & Conclusion
In our entire suite of benchmarks, the Asus EN7950GX2 showed itself to be the fastest single card available on the market right now, hands down. No other single graphics card configuration could touch it and its performance advantage was significant in all applications. Furthermore the card, though it runs hot as a pistol, as do all GeForce 7950 GX2 cards, has a fair amount of available overclocking headroom as well. Finally, the EN7950GX2 also compared well versus a pair of ATI Radeon X1900 cards in CrossFire mode in most tests and it should, for its price point, which leads us to our final evaluation.
At the time of publication for this article, the Asus EN7950GX2 is listed on the high side of the GX2 price range, dropping in at $609 at ZipZoomFly, which was the lowest price according to our PriceGrabber engine. But in actuality, the EN7950GX2 is listed for more than that at numerous other resellers and is actually priced at $619 on the ZipZoomFly site. At that price, there are other 7950 GX2 offerings from eVGA, XFX and Gigabyte that fall in for a bit less, some approaching the $560 price range. Why price points vary so much between cards is a mystery to us frankly, since virtually every card we've seen so far, has the exact same NVIDIA reference design behind its build.
One area to consider seriously though is warranty and Asus is strong in that regard, offering a full 3 years to the end user. We'd encourage anyone looking at one of these new, slightly toasty-to-the-touch cards, to make sure you are fully aware of the available warranty for the card. Better safe than sorry. Pricing aside, the Asus EN7950GX2 is a fine example of a GeForce 7950 GX2 card. It's built with standard Asus quality under the hood, comes with a great game bundle and rocks just about any high end gaming scenario you could throw at it currently. We're giving it a HotHardware.com Heat Meter rating of 9. If pricing falls in check at a later date, we'd also reserve the right to upgrade this product to an Editor's Choice.