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Well now the choice is pretty much do you like Nvidia or do you Like ATI. Personally I like my 1900xt but I might see if I can return it and get a 7900GTX since the preformance is about the same as the XTX with no OC. I personally like Nvidia cards better but the 7800GTX 512 was way over priced for its preformance.
Actually, I think a this point it'd be better to compare the other facets of purchasing a video card. Power consumption, heat expenditure and size. The 7900s use about 20 less watts from what I remember seeing in some benches which also equates to less generated heat. Also, it'd be much easier for a lower spec PSU to run the nVidia hardware as well.

So, it may be time to look elsewhere as far as what specs you look at when you are deciding on a new video card.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...VudGh1c2lhc3Q=

That is one test. I remember seeing another one, I'll see if I can find it.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2717&p=4

Under load the GTX uses 26 less Watts again this equates to lower temps as well.
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Actually, I think a this point it'd be better to compare the other facets of purchasing a video card. Power consumption, heat expenditure and size. The 7900s use about 20 less watts from what I remember seeing in some benches which also equates to less generated heat. Also, it'd be much easier for a lower spec PSU to run the nVidia hardware as well.

So, it may be time to look elsewhere as far as what specs you look at when you are deciding on a new video card.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...VudGh1c2lhc3Q=

That is one test. I remember seeing another one, I'll see if I can find it.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2717&p=4

Under load the GTX uses 26 less Watts again this equates to lower temps as well.

Yes even more reasons for me to switch back to Nvidia. But I dont know yet I havent made the final decision. However I would rather not go through the hastle of getting back out my 6800GT while I wait for the whole return to go through and the shipping of the new card Since there isnt a Game out right now that I cant handle. Only time will tell.
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Thats a great tip, I didnt know that.
Also, about those posted benchmarks, what drivers were they using because Cat 6.3s came out yesterday and they were supposed to yield pretty good boosts for the X1k series.
I ran those benchies with the 6.2 drivers. I have some scores with the new drivers, getting close to 40k in 01 I also got a few more points in 05, I am still working on 03 and 06. Hopefully the 6.4's will give me a bigger boost to compete with the 7900GTX

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Actually, I think a this point it'd be better to compare the other facets of purchasing a video card. Power consumption, heat expenditure and size. The 7900s use about 20 less watts from what I remember seeing in some benches which also equates to less generated heat. Also, it'd be much easier for a lower spec PSU to run the nVidia hardware as well.
There is no denying that the X1900XTX runs hot and uses a lot of juice, especially when you overvolt and oc it.
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My issue here is kinda different i want to know which vid would be better for OLD games!!! thats my issue lol iam not BF2 fan nor CCS lol so i need a lil help on this one.
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Either card will do great for you because older games were designed for older architecture. Assuming the companies do not take a step backward you should be able to play any of those games on high resolutions with a very respectable frame rate.

When I play UT04 on my rig at 1920x1200 I get at least 60-80fps. So anything you play should run very well.
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I also havent heard many good things about the Crossfire boards even with the 3200 ones comeing out in compairsion to SLI. So if I did want to go that route I would be limited by selection greatly if upgrading to a new board if I stuck with ATI.
Actually, the new RD580 (Xpress 3200) boards are godly. The Asus A8R32 has been reviewed by many publications, and they all love it to death. It is getting rave reviews across the board, especially when it comes to overclocking. It gets the highest overclock of any board tested, period. Do not forget, this is on an ASUS board, with DFI releasing their own very soon. Also, setting up CrossFire has become much easier, and since when has the enthusiast been afraid of a little bit of a challenge. If enthusiasts were truly afraid of a little difficulty, then no one would overclock. Just see the RD580 link in my sig.
But kudos to nVidia for delivering a nice budget card that kicks ass.
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i think the x1900,its only 450bucks
    
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Originally Posted by OpTioN
i think the x1900,its only 450bucks
where did u read that?

well now us CADS we buy or parts from ncix.com. So far the new gen of Nvidia is not in CADs local or online stores... i dont really thing that was a good release or lunch.
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Anyone got info on this "overclock bug" Im ordering my 7900GTX XXX TONIGHT! Its not too late for me to grab an X1900XT instead, my dad could care less LOL.

EDIT/// That and the stupid "Nvidia cards can't do AA with HDR (SP16) enabled" thing is really griping me. I keep on telling myself that it is much more important to have a card that runs cool 'n quiet but I need to know about this AA + HDR issue. Overclocking is not an issue for me, this card already comes clocked at 650/1600 (700/1700 for my XXX Edition) and I've been living with my X800XL for the past year and a half, im no stranger to cards that top out 30MHz above stock LOL not to mention that the performance at stock of the 7900GTX is absolutely stunning.....AND that my Pentium D 930 is far from able to fully unbottleneck this card LOL. The thing that may anger is me having to switch off HDR or forgo AA, something that's really gonna bite since my monitor is only 1280x1024 spread over 19 inches....in the end theres no way im getting an X1900XT. That card is simply far too hot and loud for me to even consider using it, and aftermarket cooling support right now (air cooling only) is pretty sad IMO) so theres no point in me even considering anything besides a 7900GTX, but does anyone have any comforting words for me? LOL.
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^^ just question do u want quality picture on games or speed and performance? Both can do speed and performance equaly, but if u want quality u have to go with x1900xtx HOT, yes it is hot. But that dosnt mean u need to buy 3rd party cooler to cool it. No, simply if u see the new benchies r coming out as u see the x1900xtx will perform better if u enable AA.
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