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get the Sapphire x1900xt off newegg, mootsfox found the deal, its 250$ w/ 30$ mir

heres a comparsion
He is right. Although he means X1950XT, it will own any 7800GT or 7900GS setup. SLI never gives double the preformance. On lower end cards you might see 180% over a single card, but on higher end systems, you are more likely to see around 160% over a single card. The X1950XT ($40 cheaper than the 7800gt's) will game much much better and overclock to the sky. If you want the best bang for the buck right now, it's with the X1950XT.
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
One 7950Gt. Hands down. And on that note, make sure its an eVGA and you'll have yourself a 8 series card in 50 dollars time.
How does that work?

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He is right. Although he means X1950XT, it will own any 7800GT or 7900GS setup. SLI never gives double the preformance. On lower end cards you might see 180% over a single card, but on higher end systems, you are more likely to see around 160% over a single card. The X1950XT ($40 cheaper than the 7800gt's) will game much much better and overclock to the sky. If you want the best bang for the buck right now, it's with the X1950XT.
The 7800GT I was looking at on NewEgg is $129 but is re-certified. Also, I like nVidia so I want to stick with them.
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How does that work?

Evga's step-up program. It doesn't work quite like that though. Lets say you paid $250 from newegg for a 7950GT (you are much better off with a X1950XT) so you could send it back to evga within 90 days and get a credit for $250 for any of their cards from their site. The problem with the program is that while you can buy the card really cheap for newegg now, the cards are NOT cheap on evga's site (the cheapest 7950gt is $360). You end up paying more than you would if you just bought a better card in the beginning.

The 7800GT I was looking at on NewEgg is $129 but is re-certified. Also, I like nVidia so I want to stick with them.
I know you want nVidia cards, but a single X1950XT will kill SLI'd 7800GTs. The image quality on ATI cards is greater too. I have a nVidia chipset too, and have run SLI, and I prefer this single card many times over.
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get the Sapphire x1900xt off newegg, mootsfox found the deal, its 250$ w/ 30$ mir

heres a comparsion
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
He is right. Although he means X1950XT, it will own any 7800GT or 7900GS setup. SLI never gives double the preformance. On lower end cards you might see 180% over a single card, but on higher end systems, you are more likely to see around 160% over a single card. The X1950XT ($40 cheaper than the 7800gt's) will game much much better and overclock to the sky. If you want the best bang for the buck right now, it's with the X1950XT.
I don't really believe those charts as I score 2839 on stock settings in 3D Mark 06 and that crushes the 1356 Tom's gets with 6600GT's in SLI. In some of those charts a single GeForce card beats the same card in SLI and that doesn't happen unless it's setup wrong or they are using bad drivers. Also, When you start to max out setting in games almost always the dual card setup will win over single. This is from I have seen and read. The ATI does look good though and I will think about it.

Edit: The system they used has 2GB of RAM and running an FX60. They should score higher with those 6600GT's in there charts.
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I don't really believe those charts as I score 2839 on stock settings in 3D Mark 06 and that crushes the 1356 Tom's gets with 6600GT's in SLI. In some of those charts a single GeForce card beats the same card in SLI and that doesn't happen unless it's setup wrong or they are using bad drivers. Also, When you start to max out setting in games almost always the dual card setup will win over single. This is from I have seen and read. The ATI does look good though and I will think about it.

Edit: The system they used has 2GB of RAM and running an FX60. They should score higher with those 6600GT's in there charts.
Tom's chart just shows the SM2.0 score, NOT the total score.
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Oh yeah...I'm currently running my 7900 at 600/1700
Lies? 1700MHz?
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Ummm... You should be able to find a 7900GS for about $150-$160.
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Oh and, I totally believe the 1700MHz on the VRAM. I've seen it tons of times.
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2x 7900GS are MUCH better, they're 90nm compared to 130nm on the 7800GT and they have much higher clocks that can be overclocked even further!
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