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I have heard that the between 7800 GT and 7800 GTX, The 7800GTX only gets about a 7-10% increase if that in performance...Not really worth it in my opinion for the money.

My question is what kind of increases is there between the 7900GT and 7900GTX. Would it be worth it to get the GTX or just save the money for a higher end CPU and just get the 7900GT.
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Get higher end CPU and OC the GT
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7900GT's are absolutley insane overclockers, go for one of them and the nicer CPU.
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I have seen the 7900GT OC like crazy before. I put one in my brother-in-laws machine and was able to OC it crazy good.

Does anyone actually know about the performance increase from the 7900GT to the 7900GTX is...
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I have seen the 7900GT OC like crazy before. I put one in my brother-in-laws machine and was able to OC it crazy good.

Does anyone actually know about the performance increase from the 7900GT to the 7900GTX is...
http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=384&card2=383
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post #6 of 12
look at some benchmarks:

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/03/...em/page14.html

The performance difference is pretty significant, but the 7900gt being atleast $200 cheaper and having great OC'ing ability makes it an easy decision in my book.
    
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I'm biased. My new card is 20% faster than my 256mb 7800gtx was.
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post #8 of 12
The 7900GTX has a significant performance boost over the 7900GT only in very high resolution (1600x1200) gaming. For the extra $200 it may or may not be worth it to you. I have the 7900GT and it is great, but I want something that will play FEAR all maxed out at 1280x1024 and not hiccup (the 7900GT can't), so I am upgrading to the 7900GTX.
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you can Vmod the 7900GT, and i have seen some people reach 700/1800 with 1.5V... and that's exactly what i can do with my 7900GTX on stock cooling. so 7900GT is amazing, and the potential of OC'ing is great. same # of pixel piplines, same clock, and much cheaper.
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hee hee you'll love it!
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