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Poll expired: Jan 11, 2007  
  • 62% (37)
    x1950 Pro
  • 37% (22)
    evga 7900gs
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post #1 of 76
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so my 7900 is unstable and artifacting at stock settings so im gonna RMA it, wats the best gfx card for the price?
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an eVGA or an XFX.

I'm a fan of EVGA becuase they make killer cards. Although the XFX overclocked version is pretty nice too. Guess it depends on your preference.
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is there a better ATI card? i herd the x1950 pro is good

this one looked good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121031
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A x1950pro is way faster than a 7900gs; more expensive too. That is the best card at the US$200 price range (the x1950).
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post #5 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by im_not_an_artard View Post
is there a better ATI card? i herd the x1950 pro is good
Yeah the card's good, but not the driver. I wouldn't recommend an ATi card that's lesser than a X1900XT because they just don't compensate for the crappiness of the driver. My X1900GT sucked big time even at 703/1500. Just get another 7900GS, eVGA this time.
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post #7 of 76
Becnhmarks show both cards OC'd compete very well with each other. With the 7900GS offering you higher 3Dmarks while the x1950pro giving you better performance in some games. I think its fair to say the 40 bucks extra you pay currently can be put to good use, its just that the 7900GS is NVidia and will work on games that favor Nvidia more, just as the x1950pro will favor games more twords ATI. One thing to be noted though is that if you play at 1600x1200 or higher than the x1950pro is the better choice. While at lower res the 7900GS is almost just as good if not better in some games and 3Dmarks.


Kinda just pick your favorite if you like ATI go with the x1950pro...if you like Nvidia 7900GS. Oc'd they are close enough.
post #8 of 76
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Originally Posted by im_not_an_artard View Post
I'd go with that eVGA 7900GS you linked to. It'll outperform the X1950Pro easily with a simple voltmod and some heavy overclocking which it's capable of. I just find it very inconvenient having to trouble with the ATi drivers.
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post #9 of 76
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yeah ill get the evga 7900gs
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post #10 of 76
My eVGA runs ice cold at 52 load and 46 idle with a stock cooler. I have yet to volt mod it becuase i dont have the cash to buy one of those things from radioshack to test the volts. I need all the money i can for another gig of ram. Although I will eventully voltmod it as 52 load is very low...just goes to show that getting a good name does matter in some things.
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