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Originally Posted by thenutty1
is there going to be a justifiable difference between a 7800 and a 7900? or just the fact that the 7800 will be extinct? I only ask cuz I was planning on going SLi in the near future with another 7800GT.
Well it will be better, but it will be fairly better than the 7800gt, but the 7800gt is awsome but from what i hear the 7900GT will be a little less maybe $275....but you never know..
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i whish it was a price like that but ill put $275 on it that it will come out at like £375 or somthing like that
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post #13 of 21
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The 7900GT will be slightly better than the 7800GTX, and cost a little bit more than the 7800GT currently does. I'd say in the $350 range.
It's pretty much the same card, the vanilla 7800GTX is 430MHz, where the vanilla 7900GT is going to be 450MHz, it's the same core as the 7800GTX so essentially it's the same card just OC'd a little bit.

Top of the line 7900GT's will be about 480-500MHz, but expect the majority to be around 460MHz, but you can easily overclock it to reach the top-end speeds.

I wouldn't expect prices to drop too much, but you will see GTX prices fall considerably for the stock that is left, maybe 7800GT prices, just to get rid of them.

I say get a 7800GTX when the 7900GT's come out since they are the same card just under a different name and will be priced much lower
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hey sounds good but i dont think i can afford it .
so if i bought a gtx i could just overclock it + does the gtx have the same quality of graphics as the xbox 360 that is my target
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Well they are 2 differnet GPUs but graphiccs wise, yes they are on par if not a little better than the xbox.

I think my GT handles graphics better than a xbox 360, but its not just the GPU, it's the rest of the system as well.

You can OC the GTX, that's why I'm saying to get a GTX rather than a 7900GT or 7800GT (if there are any left) because it's the ame card but much cheaper
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thanx

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According to Anandtech.com, the GTX's price has stayed fairly steady (1 or 2 stores had $15 price drops) through the past week, while the GTs are seeing price drops from $25-$35

You may want to consider that.

7800GT cheapest price: $254
http://labs.anandtech.com/alllinks.php?pfilter=4145

7800GTX Cheapest price: $435
http://labs.anandtech.com/alllinks.php?pfilter=4144
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hey i said that i would be getting the 7800gt/7800gtx in may/june
but i think i might get a job during the summer holidays and buy a 7800 and a new dfi-sli and a new psu . i currently have a 430w psu with 20a on the 12v rail it cost me $17.50 /£10 will i be able to run a 7800gtx on it and if not i want as cheap a a one as possable im thinking of a 550w thermal take seems a nice price and looks fine
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post #19 of 21
i just got a 7800gt 2 days ago went from a 6800nu to it what a diff. getting very good benches to 79.000 and something for 3d mark 05
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post #20 of 21
The question is do you have patience or not. Obviously the answer would be the Dx10 but do you need a good card right now?
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