Performance Summary & Conclusion
Performance Summary: As you would expect form a card with a pair of G71 GPUs and 1GB of frame buffer memory running in tandem, the EVGA GeForce 7950 GX2 performed much like a pair of GeForce 7900 GT cards running in SLI mode. The EVGA GeForce 7950 GX2 was clearly much faster than any of the other single-GPU based cards we tested, and it traded the top spot in most tests with the 7900 GT SLI setup.
If you're looking for a top performing video card, look no further. The EVGA e-GeForce 7950 GX2 is one of the most powerful you can get, and it brings SLI-type performance to just about everyone. There's no need for special hardware and a single power cable is sufficient to get up and running. Of course, another benefit of the 7950 GX2 is that, should you have the need and the wallet to do so, you can go ahead and add a second 7950 GX2 to create a Quad SLI setup, gaining the power of four GPUs to push pixels around your screen.
Quad SLI does come at a price, however, and it will limit the potential buyer to nForce-based motherboards. Additionally, Quad SLI requires not only the right board, but a powerful power supply unit, ample cooling fans, and, obviously, two 7950 GX2s. At $500-550 or so per 7950 GX2, that's a heady price, and that's before accounting out all of the rest of the parts. As a single card purchase, however, the EVGA GeForce 7950 GX2 is a powerful option.