Originally Posted by OCZedd
Verdict. I just wanted conformation from another person, cos thats what I thought
It's a tough choice; pick what is right for you depending on your needs. The 7900GTO has 512mb memory which is tempting because its future-proof to your conscious XD. Despite the 256mb memory, the x1900xt is a better performer with the 48 shader processors and has better image quality. Updating from a 6800GS to the x1900xt 256, I've found the IQ in games to be much much more detailed and sexy. However, you might want to get an aftermarket cooler for the x1900xt; the zalman vf900 is a nice one. I would have picked the 7900GTO with 512mb if I know I wont update to another card for some time...but i do update pretty often...so i dont care about the 512mb memory, and that is why i bought the x1900xt 256mb instead.
Stock x1900xt: i got 9800 in 3dmark05, overclocked the core a little and got 10,061.
<---Not planning to upgrade to DX10 cards until vista is stable enough. My next upgrade most likely be a GX2 for cheaper after the 8 series come out.