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im thinking about getting a new card and so far these are the two ive narrowed it down to. ill get a dx10 card maybe in the future. but anywho, the 1900gt im looking at will most likely be rev2.

id like to know if the 7900gs would be a better buy for an extra 30 some dollars?

i plan on overclocking and from what ive read, the rev2 1900gt's arent that great. ive a crt monitor, running it at like 1280x1024..

if there are other cards you guys think might be a better buy for $130, please suggest them.. thanks.
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They're pretty much the same in terms of performance. The 7900GS is not worth the extra $30 for a little performance increase in some games only.

The 7900GS technically does overclock better, but not $30 better.
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They're pretty much the same in terms of performance. The 7900GS is not worth the extra $30 for a little performance increase in some games only.

The 7900GS technically does overclock better, but not $30 better.
i dunno... from what ive seen the $30 would be worth it for the better overclocking ability.
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A 7900GS generally overclocks to 500-600MHz core and 700-800MHz on the memory. The Rev2 x1900gt does about 520-580MHz (600 is possible) on the core and 640-750MHz (800 is also possible). Of course, the 7900 can be voltmodded for an additional 100 or so MHz on the core/memory, but that translates to something like 1-2fps is real gaming situations.
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post #5 of 28
I would go with the 8600 it beats out both thows card and its not that much more,but if you realy had to choose i would go with the 7900 beacuase it does overclock better and nvidia rockes.
    
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The 7900GS does have more overclocking tolerance, most particularly the memory. You do leave yourself a lot of upgrade room because if you wanted to increase your overclocking further, you can replace your heatsink fan. Otherwise if you were not going to do that, the differences are marginal at best.

On the other hand, one niche with ATI cards is that you can do HDR+AA.
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post #7 of 28
7900gs+volt mod = ownage! but a 1900xt can own it.
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post #8 of 28
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so between the two, the 7900gs isnt worth the extra $30?
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post #9 of 28
Well, that's your call. To me, no. Besides, apparently you can voltmod the X1900GT Rev2 also.
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post #10 of 28
This is possibly the best deal you can find on a low end performance card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022
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