The GeForce 7900GTX was meant to recapture the crown of speed-king for NVIDIA, but the ASUS EN7900GTX (GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB) didn't provide us with any conclusive answers. It seemed, at the moment at least, to be a deadlock between the Radeon X1900 XT and GeForce 7900 GTX.
NVIDIA of course didn't forget about the mid-range market and soon released the 7600GT GPU. We tested ASUS EN7600GT (GeForce 7600 GT 256MB) and Leadtek WinFast PX7600 GT TDH Extreme 256MB and found them to be worthy successors to the 6600 GT. The Leaktek, particular, was our favorite 7600GT card because of its willingness to be overclocked. So happy with it were we that we gave it a full five stars!
We tested the ASUS PPU and found that it provided a somewhat better gaming experience. In games that were optimized for it, objects seemed to move more realistically. Of course, these were early days for PhysX and that it would have to be widely implemented in games for a PPU to make any sense.
What this meant was that you could essentially put two of these together and what you'll end up with is quad SLI! And as an added bonus, it was competitively priced. ATI struggled to come up with an answer to this.
We also did a mid-range GPU Shootout , pitting NVIDIA 7600 and 7300 series of cards against ATI's X1800 and X1600. And if there were ever any doubt of NVIDIA's superiority, this shootout put them all to rest.
We tested the flagship NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX and were once again blown away by what NVIDIA has managed to achieved. Let's put its sheer power in perspective: up to 70% faster than the older 7900 GTX and up to 30% more powerful than the dual-GPU 7950 GX2 combo card.