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Hey guys, I am now in the market for a new card and am looking at http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphi...=526&chart=228 for performance. can't seem to find a constant especially when you change the benchmarks you get major differences in performance. like for example, with 3dmark06 the 7800gt outperforms the x1900aiw but change the benchmark to half life 2: episode one- and the x1900aiw outperformes the 7800gt by 34 fps. I was originally looking at this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182 but am not sure, the price is great and the clock and mem are at good speeds but am i losing out on performance and should just wait to get a 7900 or x1900 or comperable? Confused, video cards manufactures are so compedative....
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post #2 of 24
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also looking at this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130035
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post #3 of 24
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Ok looks like im going to answer my own question. no problem. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150183
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post #5 of 24
get the X1900XT 256MB
 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
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i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
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Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
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post #6 of 24
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thanks for the reply guys. I appreciate the comments, im thinking that the 7900gt that OpTioN suggested may be the way to go.....but if i got the one that i previously suggested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150183 then could i unlock the extra 4 pipes and make a gt?
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post #7 of 24
7900GSs are core locked, you cannot unlock
 
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Some shit.
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E7200 3.6GHZ 9*400 1.25v Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 9800GTX OC 2*1GB Kingston HyperX D9GKX 1200MHZ C5, 2.0V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 3317U HD4000 4GB DDR3 128GB SSD 
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Who needs one? OSX 10.8 11" 1366x768 
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Optiplex 790
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Some shit.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E7200 3.6GHZ 9*400 1.25v Gigabyte P35-DS3R BFG 9800GTX OC 2*1GB Kingston HyperX D9GKX 1200MHZ C5, 2.0V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 2400 Sapphire HD6670 LP 4GB DDR3 500GB 7200RPM 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 2 x Dell 2408WFP 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 3317U HD4000 4GB DDR3 128GB SSD 
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Who needs one? OSX 10.8 11" 1366x768 
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post #8 of 24
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That Means You Can't Open The Pipes Or Just Can't Overclock Or Both? OTHERWISE I'LL JUST GO WITH http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130050

I HERE THAT EVGA IS VERY GOOD WITH REPLACING DEFECTIVE CARDS EVEN IF YOU GET A REFERB OR RECERTIF THAT ARE DEFECTIVE.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+ Sandi 939dual-VSTA x1900xt 1G 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160g sataII xp cor viewsonic g90f logitec 
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XION 600w antec full tower logitec 7 button opt 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3700+ Sandi 939dual-VSTA x1900xt 1G 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD 160g sataII xp cor viewsonic g90f logitec 
PowerCaseMouse
XION 600w antec full tower logitec 7 button opt 
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post #9 of 24
DO you like xfx?? I love em i previous had the same as you have now. I would go with the xfx 7950's They are awsome they have good clocks and 1gb of ram. I personaly have been a fan of xfx. they speeds are like 520/1300 and are rather expensive i payed about $570 per card and i have em in sli.. Youll never see benchmarks and games so good.. heres the link where i bought mine! http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=0&NoMapp=0
post #10 of 24
YOu have nvidia and you are looking at nvidia,.. So GO WITH NVIDIA.. They are the pnly thing i use.. I prefer them.. Plus ati's drivers arnt very reliable!
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