There are cheaper versions of the nVidia-based 7900GT on the market, but most of them are significantly slower than the KO. The EVGA boasts the very best specifications and pairs them with an impressive 10-year warranty.

But while the frame rates are strong and the warranty is one of the most generous around, EVGA's bundle falls behind its mid-range rivals in other respects: the software included extends only to drivers and trial programs. There is a full complement of cables and adapters, however.

EVGA 7900 GT KO 256MB: Specs


The KO faces serious competition from the 256MB X1900XT, which is a much faster card overall – especially with antialiasing and anisotropic filtering enabled and at resolutions beyond 1,280x1,024. But perhaps the biggest problem is the KO's £212 price tag. This is considerably more than you'd pay for the equally powerful Gainward 7950GT Golden Sample or the excellent Connect 3D X1900XT.