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7900GTX vs. 7950GX2


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Ill have to place the order tonight for it to get here in time, so now the choice must be made.


GX2
  • Just brutal raw power that will last a long time
  • Draws less power than an ATI x1900XTX
GTX
  • Is just as fast as the GX2 in 1280x1024 with maxed AA+AF
  • Is very quiet
  • Costs only 80% of a GX2
  • Wont require me to mod my chipset cooler to fit in my comp


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Well, my 7900gtx is working quite well in my computer.

I like the idea behind the 7950gx, but I'm usually a bit leery of new technology until it's been out long enough to hear about some of the potential problem. On the other hand, if you try the 7950gx, you can be our little test subject. bwahahaha

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Dude get 7950 only 100 bucks more for double power ;)

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Its not double power, its not even noticeable until you run in 1600x1200 with max AA+AF and my 17" screen cant go higher than 1280x1024. So..


Ive just placd an order for a Geforce7900GTX, unfortunantly, they ran out of ASUS cards :sorcerer: while I was being indecisive so I had to buy a BFG card instead but the reviews say its quiet and I get a free Tshirt to comfort me.

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The BFG card is supposed to be quite good. They had problems with overclocking at first, but I think that's been resolved. Good luck, Kaftan!

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I have a BFG :sorcerer:

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I :sorcerer: my 1900 XTX

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I actually wish I'd bought the 1900 XTX. I've enjoyed my Geforce, though, so I can't complain. I finished FEAR, DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and I'm playing HoMM V. It's sweet. Great card.

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The 1900's sound like blowdriers and I dont think getting those extra 3fps in Quake4 is worth that noise.

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The 1900's sound like blowdriers and I dont think getting those extra 3fps in Quake4 is worth that noise.

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I can barely hear mine.

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I have the ears of a Ferengi.

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Then you'll likely think that any card is too loud.

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When my Nvidia 7800GS's fan reaches top-speed, I am almost certain I've seen my computer case slowly sucking its way around the room.

It's not quiet (the brand is XFX) but I do like the performance. It's worth a little noice.

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BFG >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ASUS.

And congrats on your new card! :thumbsup:

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I have never owned an Asus video card, but my roommate has. And he has had fan troubles with everyone of them (as in the fan decides it no longer needs to spin).

My second-hand experiences with Asus video cards has been mediocre.

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My first Nvidia (Geforce Ti4600 128MB) vas an Asus. Very expensive (at the time) and it has been incredibly reliable. It wouldn't surprise me if it still could run most of today's games. No problems whatsoever with the fan, but either the drivers or the way it handled the drivers were odd. I often had problems when I upgraded my drivers and in the end I just reinstalled some very old drivers (30.XX something) and never touched them again.

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I was recommended ASUS by my more knowledgeable friends, theyre cheaper and just as reliable as the flashier brands like BFG.

Although that fan thing might be true, the chipset fan on my A8N motherboard gave up quite quickly.


Then you'll likely think that any card is too loud.

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Yes, thats why I took the stock cooler off my old 6800u and replaced it with a Zalman that I ran on just 5volt... and why I have a special dampened case... and fanless heatsinks wherever they fit.

I wont be touching this new card though, atleast in a visible way because Ive learnt that a warranty is a good thing to have :thumbsup:

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...I knows this be too li'l, too late, but @ 1280x1024, a 7900GTX be a bit o' a waste...$200+ extra dollars fer a few extra FPS and a difference o' medium-high ta high o'er a 7900GT...fer that resolution, if the "ultra-high" eyecandy matters that much ta ya, a X1900XT, which can be found fer o'er $100 cheaper than a 7900GTX, works just as well, an' better wit' AA & AF tearin' it up... :wub:


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Don't forget that FSAA & Bloom at the same time ;)

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Don't forget that FSAA & Bloom at the same time ;)

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I think you mean FSAA and HDR at the same time. Nvidia can handle FSAA and Bloom at the same time alright, but not FSAA and HDR.




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