Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GT KO was a strong performer throughout our entire battery of benchmarks. In single-card mode, the e-GeForce 7950 GT KO was consistently faster than the Radeon X1950 Pro and it trailed only slightly behind the more powerful GeForce 7900 GTX. A pair of e-GeForce 7950 GT KO cards running in SLI mode, however, obviously offered even better performance. But due to the superior scaling in some games, the performance of two of these cards running in SLI-mode was actually better than the more expensive Radeon X1950 XTX CrossFire system.
We know Windows Vista and its promise of ultra-realistic DirectX 10 games are just around the corner, but that doesn't stop up from really liking the e-GeForce 7950 GT KO. For about $245 on-line, it's hard to deny the overall value offered by the e-GeForce 7950 GT KO. For that money, you get a slim card that offers all of the features and performs at nearly the same level as a GeForce 7900 GTX, but with a quiet cooler, that'll use up only a single slot and won't require a monstrous supply of power. And a pair of 7950 GT's running in an SLI configuration is also a compelling solution. User's could run a pair of these cards in SLI mode for performance on-par or somewhat better than a GeForce 8800 GTS in the majority of today's games, without having to sacrifice any additional expansion slots and with the added benefit of being able to run more than two displays. Of course, the 8800 GTS would be less expensive and it offers DX10 support, but current owners of a single 7950 GT or budget conscious gamers who would also like to run multiple displays should consider running a 7950 GT SLI configuration a viable option. And due to its well-balanced bundle, lifetime warranty and competitive price, EVGA's e-GeForce 7950 GT KO is one of the better 7950 GT cards on the market.