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7900GT OC'd (w 1.5vmod) vs. 8800GT (stock)

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Just upgraded my tried and true (and still smoking) vmodded 7900GT.

Got an EVGA 8800GT "Superclocked" card.

Following are a couple preliminary comparisons I've done:

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SYSTEM:
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E6400 @3.5ghz
2 gig Mushkin EPerformance @ 900mhz (4.4.4.12)

7900GT Settings: vmod at 1.5v; core:690 mem:850
8800GT Settings: Totally stock


RESULTS:
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I didn't have much time so just did the most basic and simple of tests

HL Lost Coast: 7900GT: 93FPS / 8800GT: 165FPS
3DMARK06: 7900GT: 6570 / 8800GT: 12198

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Worth the upgrade IMHO.

I've also got a new processor here, a Q6600, and hopefully that will improve FPS even more.

Just thought that any 7900GT owners out there might like to hear the specs.

    
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I am still using a 7950GT, but since the only game I really play anymore is BF2, I dont need to upgrade yet. I can play BF2 at 1600x1200 at 75Hz with everthing turned up with my "slow" card
    
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Yeah, the 7900GT and 7950GT are great cards. They just lack the shader power that the 8 and 9 series have, which is why they score so low on 3dmark06. I mean, not everyone "needs" 170 fps in half like 2, but it's always nice to have.
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That shader power is a must have for some newer games, but in most games that are 2+ years old, a high clocked 79xx can keep up with the 8800s pretty well.
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Looks good. The 7900's can still do work but man the 8-series just kills them.
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Looks good. The 7900's can still do work but man the 8-series just kills them.
Don't I know, was set to upgrade but then one of life's little surprise came so I'll be waiting a bit longer.
 
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Don't I know, was set to upgrade but then one of life's little surprise came so I'll be waiting a bit longer.
Congrads.
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how much of a real difference is 90 frames to 160.
I had a 9600SE to Hd 3850 so meh :/
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how much of a real difference is 90 frames to 160.
I had a 9600SE to Hd 3850 so meh :/
90 vs 160 ... not a whole lot of difference regarding playable factor.

But 25fps vs 70fps (which is my before/after when playing Jericho and Oblivion) is well worth the upgrade.

I just used those two above benchmarks as they were the closest at hand.

    
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