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I was just wondering why these cards just went POOF...and they are not anywhere to be found (at least where I look) Mine runs just great, no problems..runs every high end game I can throw at it with it at max settings, no problems..it's a smooth running card..but it went POOF...GONE and I'd like peoples opinions on this.....
 

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They went POOF because the 7900GT pwned the 7800GTX. And I can't bear to remember the prices of those 512MB versions...I'm gonna have nightmares tonight now.
 

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They switched manufacturing process. 110nm became 90nm. G70 became G71. Cheaper to produce, better thermal properties, leading to higher clock speeds, and an all round better card.
As for oppinion, it annoyed me somewhat... But people started making upgrades from 7800GTX to 7900GTX, resulting in a large amount of 7800GTXs on Ebay - allowing me to get my second card on the cheap =)
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I really wanna get another 7800GT for my rig before ebay goes poof too


But money at the moment is dead tight so im kind of on borrowed time
 

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If anyone needs a 7800GT, I have the XFX 7800GT XTreme Edition in my rig right now... I would be willing to let it go if anyone wants SLi or something as my mobo isn't capable. I would just upgrade to the 7900GS or GTO probably...
 

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Nvidia Stopped making the 7900GTX because of to many problems BFG 7900GTX RMA's are replaced with the 7950GX2 now.

I wonder if mine goes out now maby they would give me a 8800GTX, LOL

I really doubt 7900GTX RMA's are replaced by 7950GX2, there are over 30% faster


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Hopefully the PS3 will also be POOF gone. Because it uses the G70 core found in the 7800GTX.

Does the PS3 really use a 7800GTX but the games i have seen at 1080p look so good, no way could a desktop 7800GTX run games at 1920x1080 at those quality settings. I think the PS3 must have a faster version cos it aslo runs those games at 60fps I hear.
 

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I really doubt 7900GTX RMA's are replaced by 7950GX2, there are over 30% faster


7900GTX in SLI is faster than a 7950GX2 SLI.And this is what I have.
The reason they are replacing it with the 7950GX2 is because the BFG tech support told me.
They don't have anymore 7900GTX cards and the aren't going to give you a lesser card.

 

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Thanks for finding results but they only show me what I already know. Of course 2x7900GTX in Sli will beat a 7950GX2, cos a 7950GX2 isnt two 7900GTX stuck together. The 7950GX2 is around 30% faster than a single 7900GTX so if you do get a 7950GX2 from a 7900GTX RMA its your lucky day
 

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Does the PS3 really use a 7800GTX but the games i have seen at 1080p look so good, no way could a desktop 7800GTX run games at 1920x1080 at those quality settings. I think the PS3 must have a faster version cos it aslo runs those games at 60fps I hear.

Yes because it only has to render a max of 30fps which most cards can do at high resolutions
 

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Yes because it only has to render a max of 30fps which most cards can do at high resolutions
Ah, no. PS3 Games render at 60fps which is quite high for PC user miniumum. I would say 40-50fps and I am very happy
So I reckon its a different card.
 

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i hear the rsx is based on the 7800gtx, but i would go so far to call it a 7850gx2 partly because what it cant render the cell proc picks up and renders so its like having 2 gpus and a core 2 duo or quad, but the down side is it dosnt have much memory so the reason why it looks so good is mostly that damned 8 core cell proc now you know
 
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