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Poll Results: Which Graphics Card is right for me?

 
  • 33% (3)
    8800Ultra
  • 44% (4)
    8800GTX
  • 22% (2)
    7900 SLi
  • 0% (0)
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post #1 of 9
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Vote on the poll and comment why. Thanks! I will be gaming at 1680x1050, and here are the prices:

eVGA e-GeForce 8800Ultra - $600
eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTX - $500
eVGA e-GeForce 7900GTX - $250

The 7900 is obviously the cheapest; if I get that I can upgrade to the 9-Series or 9x50's later on.
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post #2 of 9
Well, what are you using the computer for?
post #3 of 9
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I will be gaming at 1680x1050 and want POWER.

If I pick an 8800, I may go SLi later...

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post #4 of 9
8800ultra

Its 80$ more then the GTx (after rebate) is a newer design has higher clocks

and since its the premium card its value will not go down as quickly (well thats how it usually goes)
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
8800ultra

Its 80$ more then the GTx (after rebate) is a newer design has higher clocks

and since its the premium card its value will not go down as quickly (well thats how it usually goes)
Will an Ultra out perform 2 7900GTX's in SLi at 1680x1050 with a good amount (8x ) of AA?


7900GTX SLi gets 22.9FPS at 1600x1200 with 0xAA and 8xAF in Oblivion.


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post #6 of 9
Well if your not going DX10..then sli 7900GTXs...they are super powerful cards and will run anything at that res.
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post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
Well if your not going DX10..then sli 7900GTXs...they are super powerful cards and will run anything at that res.
Think again:

7900GTX SLi - Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Maximum Settings, 0xAA, 8xAF, HDR, 1600x1200 - 22.9FPS Average



I guess that's only gay-ass Oblivion. A single 7900GTX in Doom 3 gets 69.2FPS (1600x1200, 4x AA, 8x AF, Ultra Quality). SLi would probably bring that over 100FPS.

I guess I'll have to run the games I play with my single GTX and see if I need more power, in which case I'll upgrade to SLi.
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post #8 of 9
Yes if your going to DX10 then go for the 8800GTX but if your still into dx9 more then go for the 7900GTX
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Will an Ultra out perform 2 7900GTX's in SLi at 1680x1050 with a good amount (8x ) of AA?


7900GTX SLi gets 22.9FPS at 1600x1200 with 0xAA and 8xAF in Oblivion.


NiNja
wow thats pretty bad, i just hooked my comp to my tv (1080p) and played oblivion with all the pretty mods(quarls tp3 ooo, etc) and with 16af,4x aa, average frames through the game were 25-40
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