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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161029 x1900gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122010 7900gs

Looking for video card for upcomming build, what one ?
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Drawing from personal experience.. I will avoid ALL 7900 series from Nvidia.. actually wincing if I see the number "7900".

However, I've also heard that the X1900 series before the XT had problems w/ heat, which was improved w/ the release of the x1900XTs...
The problem w/ the x1900 cards before the xt was that the exhaust is blowing hot air in the casing, w/ the XT series, the exhaust is actually at the back of the PC, blowing out.

If I'm to ignore the defects from the 7900 (unlikely), and do a comparison, then:
-7900 card is a less noisy than the x1900
-performance wise, the 7900 seem to have the edge (if it's not malfunctioning and not sure about the Nvidia GS vs ATI GT), however absolutely no HDR + AA for 7900



edit: my views are from 7900GT-TOP & X1900XT tho
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I agree with DiveAddict, id definately pick the X1900GT. Image Quality will be better, The X1900GT should be faster in Shader intensive games such as Oblivion, most newer games are more shader intensive opposed to older games. Noise wise i cant say but i DO have a X1900XT and it can be very loud

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Xerphiel
Noise wise i cant say but i DO have a X1900XT and it can be very loud
Especially during start-up eh? First time I booted the card, I thought it was overheating!! LOL
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post #5 of 12
i would also vote for the x1900gt , some of them can unlock aswell

uses the same r580 core as the x1900xt(x)
    
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post #6 of 12
might need a cooler upgrade tho.. no?
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nope, why would you :S
    
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post #8 of 12
Thought the 1900GT series have heat problem? Maybe not for the card itself, but to the case temperature?
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post #9 of 12
yeh they get a bit hot ( bit = a bazillion degree's c ) i thought you meant unlocking it would create more heat though lol.

I think the heat/sound problem is a small sacrifice compared to this cards awesome power

The vf900 seems to be the best cooler the whole x1900's series
    
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post #10 of 12
my 1900GT gets rather warm but i have a vf900 that im about to install.

also how do i find how if i can unlock my 1900GT?
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