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post #11 of 24
eVGA 7900GS, if you plan to overclock. If I have to choose I'd get a 8600GT since it can beat both after overclocking and can be voltmodded with a pencil to overclock beyond 7900GTX performance. It's also cheaper, consumes less power, and runs cooler.

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bfg 7900gs. there is a chance to unlock the extra 4 pipelines. Also you can push high with easy pencil vmod.
You're wrong on both. The pipes on the 7900GS are laser-locked so they can't be unlocked. And my experience with 7900 cards tells me that you need a conductive ink dispenser to do voltmod, the lead in pencil isn't anywhere near enough to connect the dots.
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7900gs
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post #13 of 24
If you need HDCP, go with the X1950PRO. If you want a card that will run cool and overclock like mad, go with the 7900GS.

If it were me, I'd be going with the 7900GS because I don't watch movies and I've heard about lots of overheating problems with the X1950's (not the core, other stuff like the voltage regulators).
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post #14 of 24
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I also have the option of the 8600 GT. But I am not interested in Vista nor DX10 as of yet and people told me to stay away from the 8600 GT compared to these cards.
Whoever told you that, sure doesn't know what him/they is/are talking about.

The 8600 GT will be much better than those two in DX9 games. Overall, the 8600 GT will be a much better choice.

BTW, I don't have Vista nor DX10, yet I have an 8800 GTX, rips through every DX9 game.
post #15 of 24
naz where do you get your info the 8600gt is 128bit the 7900gs is 256bit from people on here and my own 7900gs the 8600 needs to be overclocked higher to keep up with the 7900 cards.
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post #16 of 24
The 8600 series might not be what they should be but they are still a good choice. Although at stock they are just on par sometimes a little slower then the high-end DX9 cards, however when you oc the 8600GTS, that seems to be when it shines.The 8600GT is crap though, no point in getting it.

I don't have one personally but i do have a friend that got an 8600GTS and he let me have some fun with it and they are a pretty good card for DX9 titles ONLY though, DX10 they suck balls at but if thats not what you want then your golden with it.

But I would say get the 7900GS out of those two, no matter what you get there are going to be games that play better on Nvidia cards and some that play better on Ati/Amd cards, it all depends on how the game is coded and if they favor one manufacturer more then the other. Typically seen though Nvidia gets higher max fps and Ati cards get higher min. fps. From what I have seen at least.


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post #17 of 24
8600gts is basically a overclocked 8600gt, with volt mods they max out at about the same level.
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I love My X1950Pro NO OVER HEATING PROBLEMS WAIT SO EVER!!!!!!!
    
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post #19 of 24
7900gs..then straight to 1.55vgpu for ~700mhz core. Then fart in the general direction of the X1950Pro!
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Noooooooooooo
    
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