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Ok let me hit this straight. How come I see the 7800 GTX 512MB sells for $600++ up, and the price of the 7900 GTX is only $549.99. Am I missing something or i'm just seeing things...? Maybe it's time for me to get glasses... oops not this one
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post #2 of 27
No you're not seeing it wrong... I think it's strange too. But hey... what's wrong with faster hardware for less?
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cheaper to mfr--smalller wafers--less materials--and suprisingly less heat--less voltage and better performance--go figger
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Well I should get the 7900 GTX isntead of 7800 GTX...isn't that a wise choice?
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I'm predicting a decline in 7800GTX 512 prices...
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Anyone know which retailers online has the 7900 tomorrow or whichever the release date?
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Originally Posted by nightdagger
I'm predicting a decline in 7800GTX 512 prices...
Im not thier practically impossible to find and they stopped making the 7800gt and gtx. Once the chips run out thats it
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post #8 of 27
Yep supposedly the 7900GT performs about the same as the 7800GTX 512 for a LOT less (like half the price) and the 7800GTX will be 8-10% faster than that, but cost a lot more.....AFAIK both have the same number of pipes but the GT only has 256MB where the GTX is a 512MB part. Also the 7800 series (GT, GTX and GTX 512) have been discontinued since NV knew the 7900s would be cheaper to make so there would be no sense keeping around slower but more expensive parts.
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Are you planning on gettin that vid card for your 500 mhz or w.e comp. LOL
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post #10 of 27
^huh?

7900GT = 7800GTX with 90nm processing, which means less heat, which means bigger OC.

7900GTX >= 7800GTX 512 performance, probably just enough to beat out the X1900XTX, but again, 90nm processing, so bigger OCs.

I have no proof of this, these are my estimates from the information I have heard.
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