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post #11 of 15
7800 gs is a horrible card, mine is sitting in a box somewhere in my room, save up for PCI-E, trust me. I didn't listen to the people who told me to do so, thus I lost a few hundred dollars.
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post #12 of 15
Dude,

My 7800GS Rocks! I also have a sapphirex1600pro on my second rig. At stock speeds the lead maybe less than 20% But I believe that the 7800GS was never meant to run at stock. Even with stock cooling, it is common to see OCs up to vpu 460(375 stock) and mem 1350(1200 stock). That is where you will see a major step-up in performance. Since I have both cards, I think it should count for something

On image quality though, ATI is hard to beat.
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post #13 of 15
A7800GS OC is a little better than a 7600 GT for PCI-E.Even with the OC. Mine had a VF 700 after-market cooler on it and it still wasn't a good card. It also depends on what game you play. I am a FPS player, games such as BF2, bf2142 on a full 64 man server requires a pretty good PC. that card just doesn't handle it very well. even with a 2.53 GHZ 3700, it was even worst on a P4 2.8 GHZ running at 3.0
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Originally Posted by cheatinjory32 View Post
You guys are right, I looked at the VGA charts on toms hardware and the average difference is only like 4 - 5 frames.

Sense I wont be getting a 7800GS and I cant find anything that says that the X1950Pro will be release before christmas, do you guys think that these would be worth while upgrades?

Intel Pentium 4 3.0EGhz
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-AlCu
ZALMAN VF700

Total Price - $150
Thats darn close to what I got! works good.
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post #15 of 15
On the contrary, the 7800GS is a fine card. It is pretty strong at 1024x768 resolution. If you plan to play at 1280x960, then you might look for something stronger like an x1950pro or a 7900gs, if it comes out on agp. It is as good at 1024 as a 7900gt is at 1280
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