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July 28, 2006 6:18:56 PM

I can get a 78gtx for $320 cad and 7900gt for $270 cad which one should i get???
Im thinking 79gt

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July 28, 2006 7:05:16 PM

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I can get a 78gtx for $320 cad and 7900gt for $270 cad which one should i get???
Im thinking 79gt


7900GT, thats retarted. 7900GT is far far better.
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July 28, 2006 7:10:04 PM

The 7900GT. There is no reason to buy any 7800 card now.
July 28, 2006 7:16:14 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to buy any 7800 card now.
July 28, 2006 7:23:53 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to eat a shoe now.
July 28, 2006 7:35:21 PM

:lol: 
July 28, 2006 8:03:53 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to eat a shoe now.









8O :lol: 
July 28, 2006 8:57:51 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to eat a shoe now.


Yes there is. They are delicious.
a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2006 10:07:12 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to buy any 7800 card now.

There is if it's the high clocked 512MB 7800GTX. :twisted:
July 28, 2006 10:32:26 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to buy any 7800 card now.

There is if it's the high clocked 512MB 7800GTX. :twisted:

Trust me dude, not even then.
a b U Graphics card
July 28, 2006 10:34:54 PM

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The 7900GT. There is no reason to buy any 7800 card now.

There is if it's the high clocked 512MB 7800GTX. :twisted:

Trust me dude, not even then.
If priced right why not? It will spank a 7900GT.
July 28, 2006 11:18:40 PM

so sad that u needed to ask this question, go anywhere and u can see that both have 24 pixelpipelines, that the 7800gtx is 110nm i believe, that the 7900gt is 90nm and that the 7900gt's clock speeds are higher.... so yeah 7900gt, but in the same price range theres the x1800xt that is better than the 7900gt
July 28, 2006 11:40:10 PM

7900GT obviously. I don't even know why the 7800GTX price is not down yet?
July 28, 2006 11:56:19 PM

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Trust me dude, not even then.

If priced right why not? It will spank a 7900GT.

cos its not that much faster. and to get another in SLi would cos t the earth later. conatary to what people expected the price of the 7800GTX's never really fell that much.

get the 7900gt. few month if u want pick up a second cheaper one...
July 29, 2006 12:25:35 AM

:? :? mmm I have to disagree with all of you then...

I first bought a 7900GT for all of this statements, and so many more, after three days of having it installed, I was ready to begin the "Overclocking Procedure", when all of the suden, the moment I push "Detect Optimal Frequencies" Video started to Flash, PC unstable, restart, and again, and again, I read a lot in forums, so I wanted to fix my problem, after a lot into reading, and better cooling, bios update, technical support, etc, ended up selling it for less (Video Frequency was clocked down for stability reasons), and buying for the same price, a 7800GTX (Actually I bought two, but it was a nice bargain :D  ), No problem Whatsoever, and Even ONE is better than a single 7900GT, and a lot more robust.-

So If you want the almost same performance, better reliability, No RMA, ETC, ETC, please buy a 7800GTX, if you want to test your luck, buy a 7900GT, and please share your experiences, if you are unsure about this Im saying, just check, "xtremesystems" forums, and do a search, or in the Evga Forums, there are a lot of cases, just be aware of this.-

Max.-
July 29, 2006 12:29:34 AM

could this have been a one off case. the 79gts are well known for the 90nm chip overclocking VERY well. its fundamentaly the same as the 7900GTXs isnt it? just clocked differently.
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 12:33:31 AM

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cos its not that much faster. and to get another in SLi would cos t the earth later. conatary to what people expected the price of the 7800GTX's never really fell that much.

Personally I don't bank on SLi, in a few months I'd rather have a DX 10 card than a second 7900GT. Plus I don't recall anyone mentioning SLI or an SLI mobo even in this thread.

Anyway, amzingly I have to explain this. I was only giving prozac a hard time (hense the :twisted: ) because of his comment/wording. I'm not suggesting the OP look for a 7800GTX 512MB. I'm saying "no reason to buy a 7800" doesn't hold true if the 7800GTX the OP found was the 512MB version.

But since I'm being questioned on this I'll post some proof. The fact is, a 7800GTX 512MB is clocked much higher and is quite a bit faster than a 7900GT, and if priced near the same (highly unlikely) it's the better card for sure.

Farcry: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0606/itogi...

SCCT: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0606/itogi...

Fear: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0606/itogi...

D3: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0606/itogi...

In those 4 charts, the 7800GTX beats the 7900GT by 25%, 27%, 27% and 23%. I'd say it is that much faster. :tongue:
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 12:36:10 AM

Don't bank on a GT hitting GTX speeds. Some may, others die a harsh death upon trying. The chip itself may be capable, but the cards are not the same.
July 29, 2006 12:38:57 AM

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:? :? mmm I have to disagree with all of you then...

I first bought a 7900GT for all of this statements, and so many more, after three days of having it installed, I was ready to begin the "Overclocking Procedure", when all of the suden, the moment I push "Detect Optimal Frequencies" Video started to Flash, PC unstable, restart, and again, and again, I read a lot in forums, so I wanted to fix my problem, after a lot into reading, and better cooling, bios update, technical support, etc, ended up selling it for less (Video Frequency was clocked down for stability reasons), and buying for the same price, a 7800GTX (Actually I bought two, but it was a nice bargain :D  ), No problem Whatsoever, and Even ONE is better than a single 7900GT, and a lot more robust.-

So If you want the almost same performance, better reliability, No RMA, ETC, ETC, please buy a 7800GTX, if you want to test your luck, buy a 7900GT, and please share your experiences, if you are unsure about this Im saying, just check, "xtremesystems" forums, and do a search, or in the Evga Forums, there are a lot of cases, just be aware of this.-

Max.-


Done.
July 29, 2006 12:42:06 AM

eVGA has fixed the issue, so...

~Ibrahim~
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 12:48:29 AM

ALot of people ignore or roll their eyes at the 7900GT burn/artifact issues because theirs is fine. I have friends who are NV fans and won't admit the 7900GT's are failing too often. I've been all over the net reading forums and review sites, and the 7900GT issues are real and way more common than I feel comforatable about. WOuld I buy one if the price was right? sure I would. But I would not put one in a customers machine without at leasting filling them in to the possibility they will be RMA'ing the new card, especially if they overclock. I'd rather sell them a X1800XT to be honest.
July 29, 2006 12:51:56 AM

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In those 4 charts, the 7800GTX beats the 7900GT by 25%, 27%, 27% and 23%. I'd say it is that much faster. :tongue:


ok it may be that th averages are higher but the lowest frame rates are very similar.
also the price difference. and im going to shut up now cos i cant find a price for the 7800gtx 512 here. lol. over here (UK) u can pick up a 7900gt for £200 ($421 CAD) but the 7800GTX (256) are going for £340 ($717 CAD). now £140 extra quid does not make sense to me.
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 12:53:03 AM

So they say. But the list of cards with issues on the evga forum is growing with new posts even today (10 pages and counting). There are still bad cards for sale out there, even if the replacements will be fixed versions.

I'd still definately buy the 7900GT for $50 less than a 7800GTX 256MB. No reason to spend more on a slightly slower card.
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 12:57:52 AM

See that's just it. Most likely you won't find a 7800GTX 512MB within $300 of a 7900GT. It's not a good buy ever from what I have seen. I was kidding with him since it was not specified by him or the OP about the 256MB or 512MB version. If the OP's $320 7800GTX was by some remote chance a 512MB version, I'd say grab it over the 7900GT for sure. Chances are slim to none of course, but just let me have my fun. :twisted:
July 29, 2006 1:00:08 AM

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I'd say grab it over the 7900GT for sure. Chances are slim to none of course, but just let me have my fun. :twisted:


and if u do get one get one from XFX. have yet to hear of one of thier cards fucking up on forums.
July 29, 2006 1:03:19 AM

7900 GT. Better price, newer tech. :D 
July 29, 2006 1:15:03 AM

i know most of you are probably nv fan boys

but i would go with x1800xt its cheaper its faster in most games and a LOT more stable than the 7900gt

it also has better cooler :wink:
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 1:16:15 AM

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and if u do get one get one from XFX. have yet to hear of one of thier cards ****** up on forums.



What forums? These forums? They were so embarassed, they shut them down. :p 

ANyway, From my understanding, XFX and BFG have the same issues as eVGA. EVGA may have the most issues, and they have been the best ones in openly admitting/dealing with the issues.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTA2OSwx...

QUote from Kyle "There are some “bad” 7900 video cards out there right now if you are going to shop for the overclocked variety. Again, it seems to me BFGTech is catching less flack than EVGA and XFX, but that is not a scientific observation. Keep in mind that BFGTech does not overclock their cards as high as EVGA or XFX. If I were buying an overclocked 7900 card right now, I would be leaning towards BFGTech or EVGA simply because they have a much better reputation when it comes to warranty, support, and service. "

Read these forums if you want to see XFX owners with issues:
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1059136&page=...

By the way, in reguards to the XFX forums, read what this guy at [H] had to say. :lol: 

"Kyle.... I LOVE YOU...

Finally a hardware site that backs up what I've been saying all along. I was the owner of an XFX 7900GTX... now I run an Asus 7900GTX in my nVIDIA system. I've been going around in different forums trying to get as much info as possible.

Most of the info was in teh XFX forums which were tehn shut down without warning. I don't buy XFX's reasoning. Normally there's a warning informing people that the forums may be shut down by months end.. just doesn't make sense really. 0.5% my butt!"
July 29, 2006 1:24:08 AM

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I'd say grab it over the 7900GT for sure. Chances are slim to none of course, but just let me have my fun. :twisted:


and if u do get one get one from XFX. have yet to hear of one of thier cards ****** up on forums.

Again me Disagreeing (If there is such a word!):D  , When all of this issues started, XFX was the first in Shuting Down their forums because the rate of Broken card was astonish (Again in the xtremeSystems Forums) and for the one that said EVGA started shipping "Fixed Cards", read http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=108482&highlight=7900+Problem
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=102275&highlight=7900+Problem
anyway, its up to the user if he/she wants to bet on a 1 on a 1000 working card.-
Just search "7900 Problem" on xtreme systems, youll know what Im talking about, :roll:
The problem on the boards in this thread
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99...
Good luck with your purchase.- :wink:
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2006 1:42:25 AM

Keep dissagreeing. I'm finding this entertaining. :D 
July 29, 2006 1:52:44 AM

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Keep dissagreeing. I'm finding this entertaining. :D 


I Agree 8)
July 29, 2006 3:55:03 AM

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Again me Disagreeing (If there is such a word!):D  , When all of this issues started, XFX was the first in Shuting Down their forums because the rate of Broken card was astonish


im going to bed. you win. i had no idea there was such a huge problem with these cards...

in hindsight i suggest a pair of voodoo2's Sli. u can then get res up a whooping 1024x800 in 16 bit.

12meg version obv!

(or did these go wrong too... mine was fine... but going on current record im not willing to be much...)
July 29, 2006 1:10:15 PM

7900 GT, but you should also try to get the Colorful 7900 GT (512MB)
July 29, 2006 1:34:18 PM

7900gt definately. It runs much cooler and performs much better than the 7800
July 29, 2006 1:40:44 PM

Buy the 7900 GT and I'll trade you my 7800 GTX... that way you get a better card AND save money :) 
July 29, 2006 1:45:14 PM

yes the 7800GTX 512 is better than the 7900GT lots of people know that but it does have double the texture memory, but id get a 7900GT its cheaper better than a normal 7800GTX (not the 512) it runs cooler and ive had my 7900GT since it first debuted no issues what so ever and they overclock well
July 29, 2006 4:30:16 PM

Yeah, still plenty of people. I know that NewEgg now calls the 7900GT "Reloaded", so I'm not sure what is up. It should be fixed, maybe those people on the forums bought the old version, I don't know.

~Ibrahim~
July 29, 2006 11:39:28 PM

Sorry But this is a stupid quastion
7900 GT beats 7800GTX for sure
July 30, 2006 12:21:02 AM

I don't understand any of this negativity. The only stupid thing here is people commenting that it is a stupid question. So what if he didn't know? No offense, but we were all noobs to begin with. "No stupid questions, just stupid answers."

~Ibrahim~
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