X1900XT vs 7900GTX, Yes another one :D

hi, i kno, ur gonna whine and say they both give equal preformance, and that both will not let me down.


i have a different question.

I am not a fan of HDR. Makes things bright, makes it hard to play. My question is, i can get an X1900XT for about 40 dollars less than a 7900GTX, i know the 7900GTX cannot preform HDR and AA together so would i get more frames with a 7900GTX or an X1900XT if i was only running AA?

Also if the 7900GTX is better is there a huge performance difference between the 7900GT and GTX just running AA and is that extra 256mb of video RAM useful. i run most of all my games in a window which means low resolution on a 17" wide screen.ng lo


Thanks

oh yah 1 more thing is the stock 7900GTX fan any good.
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  1. Do we really have to beat a dead, beaten horse?
  2. yes please
  3. Do that on Anandtech's forums.
  4. What games are you playing? If its Oblivion, get the 1900XT. A friend of mine has one and it kicks the crap out of my 7800GT which is OCd to 470/1100 and at those clocks its basically comparable to a 7800GTX/7900GT at their stock clocks. He runs at higher settings and its a decent bit smoother than on my system. Our rigs are basically similar except he has RAM with faster timings and has a 4000+.

    -mcg

    P.S. as prozac26 was saying, aren't there enough threads out there on this same topic?
  5. meh, i think ill get nvidia, i like nvidia more than ATI, and i dont care for HDR
  6. another question. :)

    would it be a good idea to grab 2 7900GT's instead of 1 GTX?
  7. Again. You're beating a dead, beaten horse.
  8. meanie :(
  9. Why ask the question if you have already made up your mind? :roll: get a 7950 GX2 if you want SLI if your not planning on watercooling or want a quiet card that is.
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    Why ask the question if you have already made up your mind? :roll: get a 7950 GX2 if you want SLI if your not planning on watercooling or want a quiet card that is.


    GX2 costs too much, 2 7900GT's are cheaper.

    no i didnt make my mind up, im pretty sure the performancec is too close
  11. Wrong!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127212

    And unlike 7900GTs in SLI, the GX2 is guaranteed to perform better and it also uses less power I think.
  12. IT will perform better at higher resolutions. The 7950 is two 7900GTs on one PCI-E board, so it's like SLI. And to take advantage of it, you need to play a very high resolutions.
  13. Quote:
    Wrong!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127212

    And unlike 7900GTs in SLI, the GX2 is guaranteed to perform better and it also uses less power I think.



    how am i wrong now??

    a 7900GT costs roughly 260 bucks, 260 x 2 = $520 < $550

    As of now the 7900GTX is looking good.
  14. Quote:
    Also if the 7900GTX is better is there a huge performance difference between the 7900GT and GTX just running AA and is that extra 256mb of video RAM useful. i run most of all my games in a window which means low resolution on a 17" wide screen.ng lo


    hey, if you have the chance to buy a 7900 gtx dont even think about a gt
    get the best one

    and about 512 mb of video ram, until now, the only game that i play that needs 512 mega of video ram is Tomb Rayder Legend, with Next generation context.

    if was me, i will get the X1900 XTX, much more Card
  15. Quote:
    Also if the 7900GTX is better is there a huge performance difference between the 7900GT and GTX just running AA and is that extra 256mb of video RAM useful. i run most of all my games in a window which means low resolution on a 17" wide screen.ng lo


    hey, if you have the chance to buy a 7900 gtx dont even think about a gt
    get the best one

    and about 512 mb of video ram, until now, the only game that i play that needs 512 mega of video ram is Tomb Rayder Legend, with Next generation context.

    if was me, i will get the X1900 XTX, much more Card

    I am going to either wait for a while untill the next gen cards come out to pair with my E6600 or I'm going to get the 1900XT at £221 now thats cheap! For nearly £300 the 7900GTX is over priced (in england anyway) especially when the 1900XT beats it in quite a few aspects.
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    I am not a fan of HDR. Makes things bright, makes it hard to play. My question is, i can get an X1900XT for about 40 dollars less than a 7900GTX, i know the 7900GTX cannot preform HDR and AA together so would i get more frames with a 7900GTX or an X1900XT if i was only running AA?

    Also if the 7900GTX is better is there a huge performance difference between the 7900GT and GTX just running AA and is that extra 256mb of video RAM useful. i run most of all my games in a window which means low resolution on a 17" wide screen.ng lo


    A single 7900GT will be more than enough for you at the low of a resolution. A 7900GTX is a waste of money, and SLI will be even more of a waste.

    Will you be upgrading to a bigger monitor so that you can play games at higher resolutions?
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    I am not a fan of HDR. Makes things bright, makes it hard to play.


    I have not had any problems with the brightness. I just set it up and tweak to my preferences. I've used the 1900XT on four different monitors to my eyes, it looks great with a variety of sources.

    Quote:
    oh yah 1 more thing is the stock 7900GTX fan any good.


    I was surprised at how quiet it was but it gets quite a bit louder if you OC it. The 7900GT is much louder with both at stock clock. Both made much more heat than I expected - seeming as hot as the 1900XT.
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    And unlike 7900GTs in SLI, the GX2 is guaranteed to perform better and it also uses less power I think.


    If memory serves, two 7900 GT's perform better than a single GX2.
  19. bah, damn. If i have th emoney GX2 if not GTX will siffice.
  20. well i say ati, the 7900 is well... a 7900, and nothing will change that, not saying theyre bad, but i just got "mind block" against them, and if u are considering getting a 7900gt i recommend the x1800xt 512mb, the 512mb will come in handy down the road, and sure it does HDR and AA at the same time (but u dont care about that) but i still lean towards the x1800xt, and well u can prolly guess that im gonna tell u to get the x1900xt over hte 7900gtx becuase well...its got 48 pix-shaders, and that is nice, and if u wanna sli get the 7950gx2, because if memory servers me right, its 2 7900GTX's on one card, not two GT's becuase the GT's only go up to 256mb i believe, at least i havent seen them with 512mb, and so lets add it upp, sli a 7900gtx and it comes out roughly 850, while u can get a 7950gx2 for about 560, just a tad more than 2 7900gt's, but if u are planning to get a watercooling system forget what i just said, because u cant connect the 7950gx2 to watercooling. in the end its between ur wallet, and u side, NVIDIA OR ATI! and sorry to say, but ATI snatched the crown from the NVIDIA...but how long will that last...hmm maybe when we see the RSX (ps3 vid card.) or the g80's!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait to see how those beasts will be!
  21. sorry for the spamming, but cleeve i think i see you got an x1900xt? last time i saw u can an x800xl i believe or hte x1800xl! well just a little thing i noticed
  22. i own 2 7900GTXs and im telling you right now, its one of the best performance video cards ive ever seen, reason i chose the GTX over the 7950 is because 1 the 7950 doesnt have SLi on it, and 2, its really long, i mean ive seen one, its about 10-12 inches long. also it requires a little more power as well.
  23. hmm yes, i say the 7950 is for people that wanna have quad-sli. (shmucks)
  24. Both 7900GTX and X1900 are great card, I don't know what Fagaru is talking about. Yes, people have their preferences, but you can't go wrong with either.

    As for the 7950:
    Quad-SLI doesn't work yet, so I don't see it being strickly for quad-SLI.
  25. ok, Lets say i go with the 7950 GX2, will a newer DX10 card come by and beat it out in preformance?
  26. Yes. There will be low end cards, (take 7300 or X1300 for example), but there obviously will be card that kills the 7950 in performance.
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    ok, Lets say i go with the 7950 GX2, will a newer DX10 card come by and beat it out in preformance?


    Yes. Eventually there will be a GeForce 8xxx that will beat the 7950GX2. Just like there will be a GeForce 9xxx that will beat a 8xxxGTX.

    From your orginal post though, you said you have 17" widescreen. The 7950GX2 is an overkill for such a small resolution, it's good if you don't want to buy another GPU for 3 or 4 years though.

    In general, I think the 7950GX2 is great if you are playing at 1600 x 1200 resolution or higher.
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    ok, Lets say i go with the 7950 GX2, will a newer DX10 card come by and beat it out in preformance?


    Yes. Eventually there will be a GeForce 8xxx that will beat the 7950GX2. Just like there will be a GeForce 9xxx that will beat a 8xxxGTX.

    From your orginal post though, you said you have 17" widescreen. The 7950GX2 is an overkill for such a small resolution, it's good if you don't want to buy another GPU for 3 or 4 years though.

    In general, I think the 7950GX2 is great if you are playing at 1600 x 1200 resolution or higher.

    No i plan on a 19" wide @ 1440 x 900, And yes, i still use GeForce 4 MX440's so 3 -4 years is great. After 2 years ill tack a 2nd one for quad SLi that should last me
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