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7900GTX better than a 7950 GX2???

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August 30, 2006 12:05:34 AM

ok i was going to get a 7950 gx2 because i though it would be best for runing my comp at 1600X 1200 with the 6800X processor but after looking at the new update that they just posted on the stats of the 7950 gxt it shows to be 1/2 of what the 7900 gtx can to at that resolution. look for yourself on the VGA charts http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=519&model2=517&chart=211 then compare to this review a few months back http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/07/17/summer_2006_geforce_7_graphics_gear/page14.html

am i missing somthing here????? or should i go ahead and get the 7900 GTX and waight a few months and get another one for SLI??? i am geting the new motherboard asus is coming out with in the next few weeks hopfuly it is going to be true 16X sli focused motherboard.

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August 30, 2006 3:04:08 AM

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ok i was going to get a 7950 gx2 because i though it would be best for runing my comp at 1600X 1200 with the 6800X processor but after looking at the new update that they just posted on the stats of the 7950 gxt it shows to be 1/2 of what the 7900 gtx can to at that resolution. look for yourself on the VGA charts http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=519&model2=517&chart=211 then compare to this review a few months back http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/07/17/summer_2006_geforce_7_graphics_gear/page14.html

am i missing somthing here????? or should i go ahead and get the 7900 GTX and waight a few months and get another one for SLI??? i am geting the new motherboard asus is coming out with in the next few weeks hopfuly it is going to be true 16X sli focused motherboard.


Personally, from what Ive seen in tests, the 7950GX2 is only good when running games at high resolution(1600x1200 or higher basically) I own 2 of them, so thats why im hovering around the subject. This will hold you over to DX10. SLi is pointless, but i at the time didnt know what i was doing, and bought 2(lucky me). DX10 is hopefully coming to shops at the end of this year, along with vista. The 7900GTX is a beast, and will play any game on the market at this time. Heres a link to the cheapest one, and the one that i have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

With the rebate, you save a bundle. I may get flamed for my likeness over the 7900GTX, but thats just me. Hope i was of some help. Thanks :D 
a b U Graphics card
September 12, 2006 8:59:44 AM

Personal preference is not something to be flamed, only fanboyism :wink:
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September 12, 2006 9:32:43 AM

That Oblivion benchmark doesn't look right. I know that the 7950GX2 is supposed to be good at high res but it shouldn't be scoring those kind of figures, and 1600 x 1200 isn't exactly low res anyway. In my opinion either the benchmark comparison tool is not working or the 7950 was benchmarked using very early (and crappy) drivers.
September 12, 2006 12:33:07 PM

i thought it might be the drivers to but the first benchmark with the 7950 gx2 a few months ago is better than the one on the vga charts that was updated a few weeks ago i think the results were docterd or they dont no WTF they are doing and did it incorectly.
September 12, 2006 12:36:02 PM

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ok i was going to get a 7950 gx2 because i though it would be best for runing my comp at 1600X 1200 with the 6800X processor but after looking at the new update that they just posted on the stats of the 7950 gxt it shows to be 1/2 of what the 7900 gtx can to at that resolution. look for yourself on the VGA charts http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics.html?modelx=33&model1=519&model2=517&chart=211 then compare to this review a few months back http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/07/17/summer_2006_geforce_7_graphics_gear/page14.html

am i missing somthing here????? or should i go ahead and get the 7900 GTX and waight a few months and get another one for SLI??? i am geting the new motherboard asus is coming out with in the next few weeks hopfuly it is going to be true 16X sli focused motherboard.

I dont know if theres an error but if you take a look at the chart is states the GX2 is running at 500MHz while the 7900GTX is 650MHz. The GX2 is IMO just a single card winner for those with only 1 PCIE slot. Placing 2 on SLI wouldnt make up the 150MHz higher on 2 7900GTX's atleast in games. In video editing this may be reversed using Nvidia's Gelato.

The second site you give compares the GX2 against only 1 GPU which is were the GX2 really has the advantage. THG makes the chart some what hard to understand as they throw in OC'ed GPU's and the fact that 1 chart maybe a FX62 run and another Core 2 duo. While normally the 2 CPU's wouldnt have a difference the GX2's drivers may need updated for Core 2 duo. The Core 2 duo could be giving the 2 separate GPU's running SLI better load balancing. In short there maybe to many variables to say why 1 chart is different from the other.
September 12, 2006 11:44:01 PM

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Personal preference is not something to be flamed, only fanboyism :wink:


Oh believe me, im no fanboy. Ive recommended several Ati cards in the past, im just not too jumpy on the 7950GX2. The card is only good for playing at resolutions of 1600x1200 or higher. For the price range your looking at, a x1900xt, or a 7900GT will do just fine until DX10 cards roll off the line. If your really dire to get a GTX though, then by all means go for it. Im just trying to help you save cash man :lol: 
September 13, 2006 12:01:14 AM

This is yet another example of errors in the tom's interactive GPU table, for they show a 7950GX2 performing only one frame per second faster than a stock 7800GT (400MHz core 1.0GHz memory) Even if it wasn't using the second GPU, it would still outperform a stock 7800GT by a decent margin.
a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2006 12:02:58 AM

Well the Gx2 does run slower than 7900GT (clock speeds) so basicaly two 7900GT in SLI are faster than 1 Gx2 but they also take up more room and I believe more power. At any rate the only reason to go with an SLI solution or GX2 is if your really going to try to run games at 1600x1200 and above. Also with new card more or less around the corner I would go the cheaper route of a 1900xt or 7900GT to tide you over for the next year or so. Then again if you have the money and that is your *thing* (meaning people spend alots of money for car parts, rims, window tints, systems etc since is there hobbie) then I would go for SLI just make sure you also have a very nice LCD/monitor for your PC.
a b U Graphics card
September 13, 2006 3:34:37 AM

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Personal preference is not something to be flamed, only fanboyism :wink:


Oh believe me, im no fanboy. Ive recommended several Ati cards in the past, im just not too jumpy on the 7950GX2. The card is only good for playing at resolutions of 1600x1200 or higher. For the price range your looking at, a x1900xt, or a 7900GT will do just fine until DX10 cards roll off the line. If your really dire to get a GTX though, then by all means go for it. Im just trying to help you save cash man :lol: 
I dont think you are, fanboys are adamant that the person should buy 1 brand and thats there favourite. I was simply making a statement that fanboyism deserves flaming. Also, if you dont care about dx10 and you want a card that will last you a long time, then the 7950gx2 is the best, since it will last longer than the others. Most people arent in that category tho.
September 13, 2006 8:07:08 PM

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Personal preference is not something to be flamed, only fanboyism :wink:


Oh believe me, im no fanboy. Ive recommended several Ati cards in the past, im just not too jumpy on the 7950GX2. The card is only good for playing at resolutions of 1600x1200 or higher. For the price range your looking at, a x1900xt, or a 7900GT will do just fine until DX10 cards roll off the line. If your really dire to get a GTX though, then by all means go for it. Im just trying to help you save cash man :lol: 
I dont think you are, fanboys are adamant that the person should buy 1 brand and thats there favourite. I was simply making a statement that fanboyism deserves flaming. Also, if you dont care about dx10 and you want a card that will last you a long time, then the 7950gx2 is the best, since it will last longer than the others. Most people arent in that category tho.

Ok now i see what your getting at. By far the 7950GX2 is the newest technological card on the market. If you want new, get that. The GTX performs somewhat better than the GX2, but its older. Its up to the OP, the GTX is cheaper/older while the GX2 is newer/little more/ decent graphics card.
September 13, 2006 10:30:38 PM

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Well the Gx2 does run slower than 7900GT (clock speeds) so basicaly two 7900GT in SLI are faster than 1 Gx2 but they also take up more room and I believe more power.


LIES :p 

The stock speeds on a 7900GT are 450/1320 with 256MB RAM

Stock speeds on a 7950GX2 are (500/1200 with 512MB RAM)*2

Yes, the RAM is slightly slower but more of it and a faster core makes up for it.

The thing is, there are lots of 'superclocked' 7900GTs about that are faster at stock.
a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2006 12:40:47 AM

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Well the Gx2 does run slower than 7900GT (clock speeds) so basicaly two 7900GT in SLI are faster than 1 Gx2 but they also take up more room and I believe more power.


LIES :p 

The stock speeds on a 7900GT are 450/1320 with 256MB RAM

Stock speeds on a 7950GX2 are (500/1200 with 512MB RAM)*2

Yes, the RAM is slightly slower but more of it and a faster core makes up for it.

The thing is, there are lots of 'superclocked' 7900GTs about that are faster at stock.
And they all seem to die too :wink:
September 15, 2006 12:57:27 AM

It depends on what resolution and how many display are running. The 7900GTX should be best for 1280x1024 res. or two display of 1024x768. While the 7950GX2 will shine at single 1600x1200 and above or running dual screen of 1280x1024 or go triple display of 1024x768. So at 1600x1200 res I would choose the 7950GX2 or get 7900GT SLi for it can perform at that high-res and high quality settings on gaming.
a b U Graphics card
September 15, 2006 1:39:26 AM

Most cards can handle triple buffering fine, especially with 256mb+ vram
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