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I'm sure there's plenty of forums on this, but my birthday is coming up and I want to ask for a new video card. Obviously I'd rather the GTX, but truth is the stats for a 640MB GTS seem almost as good as a GTX's, and my 7900GTX is already running everything I play maxed out (BF2, WoW, CoH, SupCommander, CS: Source, HL2 . . . and others). The only reason I want to get rid of the 7900GTX is because in the past I had artifact issues with BF2 and CoH, but it doesn't happen all that often and I already RMA'd the card once and no change, so I figured get a new card. I'm thinking since I'm already maxing out and no new games really appeal to me (except maybe Crysis) I should just stick with getting a GTS for like 200 bucks cheaper price to the GTX.

But I don't really know, can some owners of both cards give me some advice on which is a better purchase for the buck?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 24
A GTS will get the job done. As far as proving itself in DX10, Who knows.
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Hey

I am running a GTX with oc'd cpu at 3.7 and my GTX overclocked at 660/2200

I get 13054 in 3dmark o6.

My buddy has the identicle setup with a 640 GTS and gets just under 12000 in 3dmarks o6. The GTX does help a bit and will definantly pull its weight if you are running at a higher res, if not i'd say buy a 640 or a 320, because you wont need the memory
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Your 7900GTX can run supreme commander maxed out? What resolution?

My 8800 GTS 640mb at 600/1000 can't sustain all max settings with my 1680x1050 monitor in a 6-8 player intense game.

If your 7900gtx is handling things fine then i would say get the GTS 320 or 640, depending on your monitor. It would handle it better, and GTS = the bang for buck high end card.

Oh and for comparison to the poster above me, i get 11732 in 3dmark06 with my CPU at 3.7ghz, and my card at 650/1050
post #5 of 24
I don't consider "maxing a game" out unless its 1600x1200 or higher resolution 4x or higher AA, and 16x or higher AF... I guess thats a opinion

Get a GTX, why? Because the Crysis devs have stated that the GTS doesn't perform near as well as the GTX in DX10, and to "not expect much from the game from that card under DX10". source: Crysis-online dev videos.

That should be proof enough that anything under the GTX cannot handle DX10 that well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
I don't consider "maxing a game" out unless its 1600x1200 or higher resolution 4x or higher AA, and 16x or higher AF... I guess thats a opinion

Get a GTX, why? Because the Crysis devs have stated that the GTS doesn't perform near as well as the GTX in DX10, and to "not expect much from the game from that card under DX10". source: Crysis-online dev videos.

That should be proof enough that anything under the GTX cannot handle DX10 that well.
Agreed! if your looking for a cheaper alternative, really give a thought to the HD2900XT
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agreed, the 2900xt is a great card. give it some thought.
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His PSU will have a hard time with the 2900XT...get the GTS at least. Though Id get the GTX since its more futureproof and can handle a bigger monitor.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

That should be proof enough that anything under the GTX cannot handle DX10 that well.
We dont know that. Not even whoever said that knows that. DX10 hasnt been perfected yet, id give it another year before we know for sure. And as i have read, DX10 is supposed to give better performance than DX9 rather then better graphics.

And since theres only, what, 3 or 4 DX10 benchmarks out there? And 2 of them are games that arnt even out yet?

DX10 has alot of work left. It will get better with time, as did DX9.
    
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