"Meet an midrange monster"4.5 starson by rollergold
Pros: Excellent speed for 300$, dual DVI, an single slot card, not as power hungry as higher end cards
Cons: Does not support DirectX 10, not ready for the future in HD for TV or, gaming my setup CD would not work, lackluster software bundle, no games either
Summary: This Review is centered around Evga's Egeforce 7800 gt
Card can handle EA's Battlefield 2 at max with 4x anti lasting
Id's Quake 4 at High quality with 8X anti lasting is no problem
Activison's Call of Duty at High quality with 4x anti lasting is what this card can take
The last game I own Atari's Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with every single setting at max is totally no problem for this card
Note: all the setting run at 45+frames per second with no additional overclocking also these are all my personal experiences with this card your results may vary
Power(video and overall system performance)
With Nvidia's Pure Video technology my over all video quality did improve but not by much ATI does better in terms of video quality. In terms of overall system performance my system got a 15% power boost from upgrading to this card
Its SLI ready
has the usual dongles DVI to VGA Adapters and HDTV connector box however that HDTV connector box will be worthless every soon thank to Hollywood's Anti HD copying plan and this gpu will be worthless if you plan to watch a any HDTV on your pc in the near future (thanks Hollywood)
only 1 hiccup my setup CD that came in the box did not work but that doesn't matter because the driver that comes on a Setup CD is almost certainly out of out of date compared to driver thats on the manufacturer's website
this is an single slot card so no need to waste an pci slot its power requirements is lower then the
My Cd would not work but from looking at the box the software bundle is leaving a lot to be desired it would be nice to have an game or two as well
This is an midrange monster
from its top rate gaming performance for its class to is smaller single slot design to its reduced power requirements this card is near top of its class.
However its lackluster software bundle to it's lack of support of the next gen in HDTV and gaming prevents this card from being the top dog in its class.
the latter is not EVGA's fault you can pin the blame right on Hollywood for that like you just bought a new wide screen HD display to go with your new video card and you will have to replace both of them in less then half a year consumers deserve much better this is. This is just outrages 300 dollars for a new card and 1000+ for a new HD screen come on this is ridiculous all of the video card/HD screen consumers deserve much better !!