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which vid 7800 gt or gtx?

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November 14, 2005 10:57:01 AM

Sup guys I'm looking to buy a new vid card and I live in Sydney, Australia.

I'm considering either the msi nx7800 gt for $565 or an msi nx7800 gtx for $640 based on au prices. I'm wondering is the gtx worth the extra cash in terms of price / performance ratio?

An ati x1800xl 256 mb costs around $650 here so still kinda expensive to be a viable choice for me.

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November 14, 2005 3:03:46 PM

I personally don't think I'd spend the extra $80 for the 5% to 10% performance boost, but it might be worth it to you.
November 14, 2005 3:06:59 PM

The way I look at it, if I am willing to spend that much for awesome grafix, $80 bucks aint gonna matter, get what will make you happy...
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November 15, 2005 7:36:13 AM

Thanks for the replies guys. I just bought an amd 64 dual core 3800+ and its strecthing my budget so gonna go with a GT instead.
November 15, 2005 7:41:42 AM

I would say get the 7800GT anyway....thats a HUGE price difference for that small performance boost...and frankly you can OC the GT's pretty easily to GTX speeds most of the time.

but even without the OC you are still going to have a kickass system...save money, get the GT.
November 17, 2005 12:08:07 PM

Well even though I wanted the 7800 gt it was already sold out when I went to the store. I didnt want to wait any longer for a graphics card so I bought the 7800 gtx instead. :) 
November 17, 2005 12:27:09 PM

Lucky you.....Have fun, you should be gaming like never before.
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November 17, 2005 12:46:38 PM

My Op-Onion, the only real reason to get the GTX is HDR.

If you really like it and feel you need it, the workload of HDR will make use of the extra 4 pipes which are still constrained by the 16 ROPs.

Even at higher res and higher AA/AF settings, it's more of the 'stock' speeds that will be holding you back rather than architecture, and then it will be only a minor difference IMO, most of which can be helped by some tweaking.

I'd say go with an eVGA GF7800GT CO, but that also depends on the price near you (however I've seen it selling for cheaper than most companies' regular GTs, sometimes even eVGA's own GTs).
November 17, 2005 7:58:33 PM

$640 for a GTX?????? You can find cheaper, way cheaper. Look everywhere on line man, cause seriously, you can find cheaper. And honestly, if you really are looking to spend that much, go ahead and get the new 7800GTX 512MB beast that came out. It should be priced around 650-700 dollars.
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November 17, 2005 9:00:08 PM

You an Aussie? He's talking Australian dollars - not US. Prices will likely be higher over there, too...
November 18, 2005 12:28:01 AM

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$640 for a GTX?????? You can find cheaper, way cheaper. Look everywhere on line man, cause seriously, you can find cheaper. And honestly, if you really are looking to spend that much, go ahead and get the new 7800GTX 512MB beast that came out. It should be priced around 650-700 dollars.


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Dont get ahead of yourself there little lady
November 18, 2005 7:25:05 AM

The brands of graphics cards that comes out in Australia are sometimes limited, I haven't seen an eVGA distributed here.

I got a good price for the the gtx I bought since I still see some selling for well over $700 au. Thanks for your opinions guys but I'm happy with what I bought :wink:
November 18, 2005 7:26:38 AM

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