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X1900XT vs. 7900GT OC'ed!

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August 23, 2006 12:59:34 PM

As many of you may know, the price drop of the X1900XT has set a new sweet spot in video cards, displacing the 7900GT with just a $35 difference.

But we are talking about stock speeds here, what about if we OC them!? The way I see it, the 7900GT since it has more pixel pipelines is more overclockable. Also ATI cards are known to run hotter, also limitating their OCing capabilities.

Do you think, if we would OC them till they crack, the 7900GT could equal the performance of the X1900XT(OC'ed too of course)???

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August 23, 2006 1:17:58 PM

7900GT OCed will never match an OCed X1900XT. Even OCed 7900GT will have a hard time matching a stock X1900XT.

BTW, this exact same question has been asked, and discussed, search the forums...
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2006 3:54:15 AM

How many 7900GT's do we get for our testing. :wink: :twisted:

With the 256MB X1900XT coming out soon, NV's gonna have to drop the 7900GT prices or they will be far outclassed for the same dollar. Should be interesting; if the 7900GT can be dropped $50 under the 256MB XT, there could be some mighty fine buys out there from both companies. Hopefully that's more than just wishful thinking.
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August 24, 2006 4:07:04 AM

[qGuote="rwaritsdario"]
The way I see it, the 7900T since it has more pixel pipelines is more overclockable.[/quote]

Really? Thats brilliant!!!


[qGuote="rwaritsdario"]
Also ATI cards are known to run hotter, also limitating their OCing capabilities.[/quote]

I mean of course, because NV cards actually DO NOT produce heat.
Instead, in reality the air they expel back into the case is rather cold, this
in turn provides very sufficient flow for your GPU, RAM and drives, meaning if you were to have enough (in theory) they would act as an A/C device and you could cool your house!! Isnt that amazing??!!!

Tis why Nv is the superior choice


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Back to my drink 8)
August 24, 2006 4:47:07 AM

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Hopefully that's more than just wishful thinking.


Hoefully! The 7900GTX will drop too, it would be really nice to see it in the mid-range affordable cards! Even that with the X1950XTX at a suggested price of $499, nvidia wont feel alot of pressure for lowering their high end prices.
a b U Graphics card
August 24, 2006 5:00:29 AM

Yup, IMO the 7900GTX should have a $300 or less street price to compete now with the X1900XTX and XT. Even if it's $350 with $50 rebate, that would help bring it down close in value to $280 XT's and $330 XTX's. I wonder if we will see sub $400 X1950XTX's anytime soon.

I don't see the X1950XTX being quite enough to bring down GX2 prices. Most people will not look at [H]'s real gaming analysis but instead look at apples to apple timedemos, which still seem to show the GX2 with a definate lead most of the time (so far at least).
August 25, 2006 10:37:33 AM

At ~$300 or so the 7900GTX is a must buy, the XT is a must buy right now too but since ill be putting it in a SLI board (I havent seen many CF mobos for the AM2 socket) it defiently didnt feel right.
Itll all depend on how the price/performance curve goes, look at the 50% AMD had but it was only because the C2D would have murdered AMD otherwise.
August 25, 2006 10:54:47 AM

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Look at the individual chip's peformance/$. The curve is wrong.


For processors or GPUs??
August 25, 2006 1:16:38 PM

:lol: 
a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2006 1:26:45 PM

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At ~$300 or so the 7900GTX is a must buy, the XT is a must buy right now too but since ill be putting it in a SLI board (I havent seen many CF mobos for the AM2 socket) it defiently didnt feel right.


I don't put much value into SLI or crossfire for the future, only if it's purchased about the same time. Reason being, who with a 6800U would have wanted to add a second card later on, the new top single cards were better options. What about the 7800GT I have, same thing as in general pricing/availability/performance to newer gen cards make SLI'in it less appealing over time, not more appealing as we sometimes might think. I'd just buy the best single card for your games and your budget, and unless you are very sure to be adding another soon, don't put much value into SLI or Crossfire. That's my $0.02 anyway.
*edited to fix a quote bug*
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