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post #1 of 15 Old 12-05-2005, 09:32 AM - Thread Starter
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Can someone explain the difference between all the different manufacturers of the 7800GTX card? There are so many...whom do I choose? MSI, 3D Fusion, Biostar, eVGA, ASUS, Leadtek, XFX, BFG...

What are the major differences? Who is better?

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Well i know the BFG gives a lifetime warrenty and from what iv'e seen the better card.

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BFG and XfX are very popular around here. seem to be nice cards and some come overclocked aready like the bfg... Evga is usually a little cheaper but still good cards... Most of the rest seem over priced for just to cheap

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I was reading my CPU (Computer Power User) mag and I saw an XFX card with a double lifetime warranty. That means if you sell your card, the person you sell it to still has the lifetime warranty. I think that would make you card more valuble later, if you choose to resell it in a year or so.

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I think that XFX and Evga are the best brands. BFG is probably next, with MSI and the others coming in later.

brands I would not get: PNY or 3DFusion. (3d fusion is bfg cards that couldn't cut it at bfg specs.)

evga, xfx and bfg all offer lifetime warranties. evga has great customer service and I have heard good things about bfg. i'm not sure about xfx.

evga has a step up program where within 90 days you can upgrade your card paying just the difference.

Also, some manufacters do different things to the cards, like change the pcb color, put a better cooler on and/or oc.

evga, bfg and xfx all oc cards from the factory.

I think the evga 7800gtx ko is probably the best. it has better cooling than most gtx's and it is still only a single slot solution. Also, it has some of the highest clocks.

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All Nvidia card brands Hardware (pcb layout) are built to the exact same spec. The biggest differences in brand are: Brand of RAM, quality of cooling and manufacturer clock settings. eg My Sparkle 7800GTX is factory set at 430/1200. The BFG Version ($200 more) is 460/1300. (which my card is at anyways) The Leadtek Extreme ($250 More) is 490/1250. Go with a known brand and you'll have no issues. Dont pay through the nose for extra clock speed you can safely implement yourself.

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I wouldn't recomend any ASUS. My friend bought an asus card and his fan stops working and overheats like mad so he will randomly have to stop gaming and shut his system off.

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The Asus Geforce 7800GTX TOP is really nice, though. Overpriced, but rumor has it that Asus pays nVidia a premium to get the best cores of the bunch. Default clocks are 486/1350. Pretty darn nice, but I would still go with an EVGA Geforce 7800GTX KO Edition. EVGA has the best warranty and great customer and tech support. I own 2 EVGA Geforce 6800GT's, and both are covered under their lifetime warranty, even when overclocked.

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eVGA is the best in my opinion. I just ordered the eVGA 7800GT that is OC at 470/1100. I opted not to get the GTX because it was over 100 bucks more. The eVGA GTX had the same core clock speed, a memory clock speed of 1200 and 24 pixel pipelines verses 20 of the GT.

But eVGA is highly rated and is OCed from the factory and also comes with a lifetime warrenty.

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If you can get your hands on one, get a Dell 7800GTX...exclusive rights makes for something at least

I think they're the only company selling with the BFGCC (Big Freakin' Graphics Card Cooler ), I think it's called a quattro.


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