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I went with the 7900GTX for my wife as it is nowhere as loud as the X1900's. At this point in time I believe that the Nvidia high end cards are a better value. The idle of the 7900GTX is 44C. The idle of my 7800GTX 512's are 48C. Max Load temps of the 7900GTX is 62C and the 7800GTX 512's are 71C (probably since they are so close together though.

I also stand by this decision but I am awaiting ATi to come out with something better (like they did with 9800pro). They are not listening to us though because those cards are loud noisy and hot parts. They do not deliver the hot released air outside the case very well either.

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Originally Posted by bigval
The X1900XTX runs way hotter than the 7900GTX, from what I've heard. Both are great cards!
It does run pretty hot but once you scrape off the thermal pad and put some AS5 on it runs pretty cool. At least my X1800XT does.
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