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I am considering getting an EVGA 7950GX2 and I wanted to know if I would have any issues running it in my rig since some of the tech in it is quite old. So any compatability issues or performance issues that I might be facing? Also for those of you that want to tell me to wait for DX10 to upgrade I am going to use EVGA's step-up program once the G80s come out in order to get one of them for next to nothing.
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I dont see why there would be a problem. PCI-E is PCI-E. That would definatly help prolong the life of your system though!
Just be careful with your power usage. 500Watt should do it but...eh...I'm not positive how power hungry those cards are.
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I am not really worried about the power issue as the rest of my system isn't terribly power hungry.
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Well then I cant think of a reason that it wouldn't work. Myself I would rather get say an X1950XTX for a bit less then that card and put some cash into more ram to get you up to a gig. Would probably run alot nicer then the 7950 as your CPU will be a real bottleneck for it.
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Unfortunately EVGA doesn't make a X1950XTX so I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the step-up program which is really the only reason I am buying this card as I can use it for a couple of months and then upgrade to the G80s for next to nothing.
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Then I'd go for a 7900GTX and save some cash to put towards RAM. I bet with the extra ram it would outperform the 7950 as it could never reach its full potential with that CPU
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I could get the 7900GTX for about $100 less but then I would end up paying the extra $100 for the step-up plus I will be cool for once to have a very top of the line part.
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Ehh....it would be noticeably bottle-necked, and the 7950gx2's arnt great until massive amounts of AA/AF at insane resolutions. That 50 inch is large, but its resolution isnt like 1920/1200. So the size is pretty much negligable.

If you wan't the step up program, a 7900GS should compliment your system quite well.

Also, you'd have as much GPU memory as system memory....thats ludacris! I'd get a 7900GS/7900GT and another gig. 2T command rate isn't that bad (4x512). The only thing that suffers a little bit are benchmarks. Gaming is left nearly untouched.
    
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I know that it is going to be bottlenecked. However it doesn't matter since I am getting a new system and a new graphics card in a few months and all the extra money that I spend on the graphic card now doesn't really cost me anything.
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You'd really only get the card for bragging rights. The 7950GX2 is indeed designed with super high resolutions with insane levels of AA/AF in mind.

The 7900GTX would indeed be the better pick.
    
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