Gainward BLISS 7800 GT ?Goes like hell? 512MB
It’s exciting to see Gainward bring out these super-fast enthusiast boards, but it really is a tough balancing act to get right. There is no denying that this is a seriously fast, impressive card. It?s incredible that Gainward have managed to make a 7800 GT as fast as the high-end X1800 XT, yet due to its price I find myself wondering exactly why this card exists in the first place. The price of a card like this is immensely important and right now at ?258 it?s very difficult to see past the X1800 XT, of which is exactly the same price.
If the price changes though, it is without doubt an outstanding card worthy of praise. The 512MB of 1.4ns memory significantly boosts its performance and allows for a lot of overclocking headroom plus the card also looks pretty cool in its nice new red clothing.
Though the cards coming from Gainward right now are great, what I believe everyone is eagerly awaiting what Gainward will do with the 7900 series. Price won?t be an issue then, they can price them higher without much criticism.
Overall the Gainward BLISS 7800 GT GLH 512MB is a fantastic product, and if you can find it at the right price it?s a great purchase. It?s priced just a tad to high at the moment and so only gets four stars.