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Was looking at 7800GS / 7900GS / 7950GT ...

Anyone have suggestions? Don't want to spend a heap load but my 6800 just burned out and that system needs a new video card... it's pretty nice to just let go to waste. And yes, I do have like 5 PCI-E systems so I have gotten with the times. My NF2 board with my 2600+ will never die, though!
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The one in my sig
The 7900GS and the GT would be a little much for the rig IMO.
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Green Side: 7900 GS
Red Side: x1950 PRO

they are the best
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
Green Side: 7900 GS
Red Side: x1950 PRO

they are the best
but they'll be bottlenecked by the cpu.
Go for the 7800gs.
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post #5 of 10
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but they'll be bottlenecked by the cpu.
Go for the 7800gs.
That doesn't matter, since the 7900GS AGP and the X1950PRO AGP are the same price as the 7800GS.
 
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Originally Posted by sandiegoskyline View Post
That doesn't matter, since the 7900GS AGP and the X1950PRO AGP are the same price as the 7800GS.
Not the same price as my 7800GS

I just checked, the 7900, 7950 and the 1950 are still quite a bit more pricey then the cheapest 7800GS.
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The 7800gs is a great card. Do the voltmods on it, and you'll have a card that can go to 673 core and 800 mem easily. I get 4904 3dmarks on 06
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my x1950 GT is just a x1950 Pro with a little slower clocks, but my GT overclocks pretty well from 500 to 600 on the core, and from 1200 to 1500ish on the mem, stock cooling, no vmods or anything. Grabs a 5200 in 3DMark06 in my sig rig, and in my old 754 I nabbed a 4600, which I thought was pretty nice. The reason I'm suggesting the x1950 GT over the Pro is the massive price difference. I'm pretty sure the 7800's are more expensive and a little slower than the x1950 GT AGP as well, don't quote me on it though.

http://computers.pricegrabber.com/vi...ds/m/36007655/ - Looking at about $150 USD

But for a little more Sapphire's x1950 Pro 512MB AGP is only about $180 USD...My last 4 or 5 video cards have been Sapphire and I've never had a problem.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
my x1950 GT is just a x1950 Pro with a little slower clocks, but my GT overclocks pretty well from 500 to 600 on the core, and from 1200 to 1500ish on the mem. Grabs a 5200 in 3DMark06 in my sig rig, and in my old 754 I nabbed a 4600, which I thought was pretty nice. The reason I'm suggesting the x1950 GT over the Pro is the massive price difference.
Yes, the GT is worth it too, since its about $30 cheaper at $150.
 
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post #10 of 10
I currently hold the title for the top agp system on ocn. It's in my profile under halfway-decent pc. I'd say go for 7800gs. If I could overclock my e4300 on my mobo more than 2.02 GHz, then I would be getting more 3dmarks.

P.S. If you go to the thread for the top 25 agp systems, it hasn't been updated with my proper score of 18392.

http://www.overclock.net/benchmarkin...p-systems.html
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