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I own a 7800 gt and was thinking in investing in to a 7900 gt. Is there a sinificant performance jump from a 7800 to 7900. Supposedly the 7900 is greater than a 7800 gtx, but the 7800 gtx is marginly better than a 7800 gt. is it worth investing or is it better to skip the 7900 series and wait for the 8000 or whatever series is next? Thx
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I think it would be best to wait a little while. The 7800GT is still enough for any game out there, and you wouldn't notice a huge boost going to a 7900GT. The 7800 can hold you over until a better card comes out (maybe DirectX 10).
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I own a 7800 gt and was thinking in investing in to a 7900 gt. Is there a sinificant performance jump from a 7800 to 7900. Supposedly the 7900 is greater than a 7800 gtx, but the 7800 gtx is marginly better than a 7800 gt. is it worth investing or is it better to skip the 7900 series and wait for the 8000 or whatever series is next? Thx
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When I build my PC in May, I'm going with the 7900 GT. From what I've heard, it's just based on a smaller processor, 90 nm compared to the 7800 GT's 110 nm. That allows for better cooling and somewhat of a performace gain, it ties up close to the 7800 GTX in various benchmarks. But the smaller processor means you can overclock it better, which is why I plan on buying it. Besides, there's no point for me going back now.

I may even see if I can get my grubby little hands on the 7900 GT Copper heatsink Superclocked edition. It's much faster than most cards right now.
    
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i just got my 7800GT not too long ago and then the 7900GT was released. i was a little upset, but thats the way it goes. i believe there isnt a huge increase and its not like my games are lagging so there is no need to upgrade.

i also have the Zalman fan on the GPU which allows me to clock to 490/1200 so its faster then stock at least!
    
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I'd say stick w/ your 7800GT. That's what I'm doing. dx10 is lurking somewhere around the corner, so as far as I'm concerned there's no need to spend the money on an upgrade right now when a 7800GT will play every game out there well. I just got oblivion yesterday, installed it and the program auto detected ultra high settings, can't complain w/ that!

but as far as the performance gain... a 7800GTX is about 5% faster than an overclocked 7800GT, and the 7900GT is on par or slightly better than a stock 7800GTX. so out of the box you aren't looking at a huge gain in performance. OC your 7800GT a bit and stick w/ it till the new cards come out, if you want to spend money one something get one of the new zalman coolers or wc to take your oc higher. You'll be able to put your new cooling solution on your new card when it comes out.
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I think you may see a slight performance increase but the expense of a new card would not be justified unless you could sell yours for a fair amount. The stock clock speed is 430/1300 but mine was stock at 520/1500 > I ran the autodetect for coolbits to see what kind of overclock it would give me and it went to 550/1600 and then I pushed it a little further on stock cooling.
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