Summary & Conclusion
Performance Summary: Throughout our entire battery of synthetic and in-game benchmarks, the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX was the fastest single-video card we tested. The ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition performed also well in FarCry when anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering were enabled, but in every other test, the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX's performance was only rivaled by the reference NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX, or the pair of GeForce 6800 Ultra cards running in an SLI multi-GPU configuration.
We were very pleased by the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX. This card proved to be an excellent performer in every game or benchmark we ran, it's in-game image quality was great, it proved to be a decent overclocker, and perhaps best of all the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX is one of the least expensive GeForce 7800 GTX cards currently available. We found the 256-P2-N528 model showcased in this article available for about $540 at NewEgg, although 7800 GTX cards with lower core-clock speeds are available for a bit less money. We do wish EVGA shipped the e-GeForce 7800 GTX with a more complete bundle, however, that included a recent game to show off the card's capabilities, but we suppose that's what the "Battlefield 2 Edition" of the card is for. All things considered, the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX is a fine choice for anyone looking to purchase a GeForce 7800 GTX, but we'd recommend springing for the Battlefield 2 Edition, which is available for only a few dollars more. We're giving the EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX a solid 8 on the Heat Meter...
•_Relatively Silent Cooler
•_Relatively Low Price (For a 7800 GTX)
|•_Somewhat Limited Bundle
•_Battlefield 2 Edition available for only a few more dollars