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So I am building a new PC, going from a A64/3700 to a C2D E8500, new everything obviously to go with the E8500, but am wondering if my eVGA 7900GTX is worth keeping compared to a new ($150ish) 9800 GT card. I will admit I am not the biggest PC gamer, i play alot of Battlefield 2 on the PC. How is the 79000GTX compared to a new 9800 GT? I know my 7900 is a PCIe X16, and my new GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P has PCIe x16 2.0, not sure how much improvement the PCIe 2.0 has, but i am sure someone here will comment on that

Any advice would be great....
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I would go for the 9800gt. If you do you will experience better and smoother game play with the 9800gt. Better frame rate which mean smoother games play. You will be able to play at higher resolution easily. Which means the game will look that much better.
 

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If your going with the UD3P you might want to consider the HD4830, it performs equal to the 8800/9800GT. It should be around $80 bucks and you can crossfire them later on with the UD3P. PCI-e 2.0 offers no improvement, unless you are using a card that requires a lot of bandwith for example the HD4870X2 or GTX295.
 

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79000GTX is about 35-45% as powerful as a 9800GT.
 

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its not contest, the 9800GT will wipe the floor with the any 7 series card, plus the 7 series doesnt support DX10 and a few other newer things.

and you cant fold on a 7 series
 

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A 9800GT would easily beat the 7900GTX with no effort. Also as Acoma Andy said HD4830 is a good choice for the ati side..
 

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You can get the 9800GT for cheaper than that. I just got mine for about $90 last week after mail-in-rebate.
 

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Well,the question is, does the 7900 do what you need it to? Are you maxed out on graphics playing BF2? Are you planning on getting any new games soon?
If the 7900 does what you need right now, then keep it. No need to spend $100+ on something that will not do more than your current card (yes a 9800 has the capability, but he may not have the need for it).
I have a 7900GT on my sig rig. I have 2 9600 GSO's folding in a dedicated rig and an 8600GTS (about the same as the 7900GT) on my HTPC. I had one GSO on my sig rig for a while, but noticed no difference for my needs over what the 7900GT did for me.
 

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Lots of good info here guys.... I hadn't even considered a HD4830 as I stick to the GeForce lines usually, but reviews from the HD4830 do look good.. I might have to see which one I can good the best deal on and go with that one...
 
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