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Poll Results: What GPU To Get?

 
  • 44% (13)
    HIS X1900XTX
  • 55% (16)
    XFX 7900GTX
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post #11 of 28
Well with the PROS for the X1900XTX its clearly a winner plus that card is awesome. Dont get me wrong the 7900gtx is nice also but the 1900 just beats it when it comes to the Pro's.
post #12 of 28
I am personally an Nvidia fan, but that aside I would go for the 7900. It will run alot cooler than the x1900 plus you won't have to deal with terrible Catalyst drivers which are just plain awful. Plus you may be happy that you saved $100 now, but that will come back to haunt you with the electrical bill! Also like others have mentioned, SLi is an option, and dual 7900GTXs will run EVERY game for litterally years, hell one of them will run every game for a couple.

Go for the 7900GTX buddy!
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post #13 of 28
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if i get the X1900XTX i can get a VF900 to cool it and still spend the same as the 7900GTX and ill get the $50 MIR
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post #14 of 28
Go for an X1900XT, I have a 7900GTX and believe me, CSS/DoDS/HL2 or Oblivion with AA but no HDR or HDR but no AA is REALLY annoying, it just looks bland. Heck my X800XL can run those games with 6xAA and HDR but with my 7900GTX I have to chose 4xAA or HDR. And why would you get an X1900XTX? its only 25MHz faster than an XT for 100 dollars more? They are the same core, overclock it son! lol. I have to admit though, stock cooling wise the 7900GTX is MUCH quieter and better, I'd be sure to get water cooling when I swap my GTX for an X1900XT.
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post #15 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
if i get the X1900XTX i can get a VF900 to cool it and still spend the same as the 7900GTX and ill get the $50 MIR
Sounds like a good plan there. I would definately get the X1900XTX as not only is it a great card but you will end up saving money. Also you can really enjoy having HDR on and with some nice high AA and AF
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Remonster
Go for an X1900XT, I have a 7900GTX and believe me, CSS/DoDS/HL2 or Oblivion with AA but no HDR or HDR but no AA is REALLY annoying, it just looks bland. Heck my X800XL can run those games with 6xAA and HDR but with my 7900GTX I have to chose 4xAA or HDR. And why would you get an X1900XTX? its only 25MHz faster than an XT for 100 dollars more? They are the same core, overclock it son! lol. I have to admit though, stock cooling wise the 7900GTX is MUCH quieter and better, I'd be sure to get water cooling when I swap my GTX for an X1900XT.
the xtx is $50 more than the XT and i prefer getting the XTX cause its GARANTEED to run XTX speeds everyone knows they use inferior chips alot in the down version of things like the 7800gt being the 7800gtx chips that cpuldnt pass the QC of the GTX. Plus the $50 MIR makes it the same price
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post #17 of 28
From reviews I have read, it appears to be that, in single card set-ups the X1900XTX is the best card. In dual card set-up however, the 7900GTX in SLI will out-perform the X1900XTX in crossfire, or so I've read.

If you don't plan to go SLI in the future, go for the X1900XTX, as it is a better single card and has more o/c'ing potential as well.

Also, you could use the $100 you'll save by getting the X1900XTX and buy some decent after-market cooling for the card, to help take it to it's o/c'ing limits.

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post #18 of 28
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Well im sure as Crossfire matures itll pull up with SLI. Crossfire has beensaid to be a much more advanced dual card setup and Nvidia had alot longer to perfect thiers.
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post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
Well im sure as Crossfire matures itll pull up with SLI. Crossfire has beensaid to be a much more advanced dual card setup and Nvidia had alot longer to perfect thiers.
Thats a good point i have heard that Crossfire is built on better technology as such..Why is this?
post #20 of 28
I'd say for the 7900 GTX because of the power consumption. The XTX will be cheaper but in a 1 year period what you didn't pay in price, you will pay in electricity bills.

Image quality is variable, all you have to do in an nVidia card is just raise the "Digital Vibrance" from OFF to just a couple of notches above Medium and the picture will become brighter thus making the image better.

In the end, my vote goes for the XTX, if everything else didn't matter.
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