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Where does this card stand when it comes down to 1284x1084 resolution gaming. I would just like to see where it stands, because i can get one for under £40 at ebuyer and Im just curious how good a deal that is (eg better than 8600gt? worse than HD3650 etc)
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post #2 of 13
Its about on par with the 8600gt, maybe slightly better in some apps.
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Its on par with an 8600GTS maybe a tad bit better. Even though the 8600GTS will score higher in 3dmark06 the 7900GS will have better fps in games.
    
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I just got one for £33.99 from ebuyer, and it was the XFX XT edition which was a nice surprise. Performs a little better in games than my 8600GT.
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First off, at the time they came out they were very much the equivalent of the 8800GT in today's product line ... i.e. they were an exceptional value.

Secondly, they overclock like mad, probably the best of any card I ever owned, percentage-wise. I'm talking up in the 30% range with my evga KO (although a pny I had before that didn't OC nearly as well, and both were reference design). They can also be fairly easily volt modded (hard-mod) to get up to even faster.

Should be able to play just about anything at 1280x1024, although that will be with varying quality settings of course.

The 8600GTS is a good comparison card, however, because the architectures are very different, it *really* depends on the individual game as to which card is faster, on average they're really close, but you can see cases where one card will fairly crush the other ...

I'd consider the 7900GS to be very worthy option at the price you're talking about...
    
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ahh thats good to know, thank you for all the advice, It seems that I have a good choice for an ultra budget gaming card
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Yeah my 7900GS KO served me well. The thing overclocked 675Mhz from 500mhz. It was unbelievable that it went that far. All I did was volt mod it to 1.5, got some good cooling and bam. Almost 6K in 3dmark06
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If you go to the 3d06 score under 7 series you will see me in 3rd place with an amd 5000be, thats sli'ed but still amazing.

3. lemans81 - 9753 marks - 2x GeForce 7900 GS @ 668/847mhz - Dual GeForce 7900GS @ 668/847mhz - AMD 5000+ Black Edition @ 3296 mhz
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I got my first rig with a 7900GS. I learned a lot from it and I experimented with voltage mods. It's a very good card for the price and basically the 8800GT of the 7-series. You can't go wrong with it for the price.
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