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August 31, 2006 12:16:03 AM

The 7900GS is now in stores if any of you were interested in purchasing one.

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

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a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 12:41:17 AM

We need some reviews. It cost more than X1800XT and X1900GT. 8O
August 31, 2006 1:24:59 AM

isnt it just a 7800gt remake? on 90nm? gonna suck if u ask me.
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a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 2:24:09 AM

guess we will have to wait and see

i mean look at the 76gt it is better than the 68gt
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 2:38:32 AM

But the 7800GS was not better than the 7800GT. :wink:
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 2:40:38 AM

wasnt the 78gs a detuned 78gt?

i mean it was serriously detuned wasnt it?
August 31, 2006 2:46:56 AM

I just bought an Nvidia 7900GSl from Woot.com and will be installing it tomorrow or Friday. I'm not a vid card expert but what kind of tests/review/info would you like to see? BTW...I only paid $129.

:D 
August 31, 2006 2:47:29 PM

I'm upgrading atm, and is the 7900gs the best card in this price range?
August 31, 2006 2:48:14 PM

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I'm upgrading atm, and is the 7900gs the best card in this price range?


Wait till we get test results back. I wasnt even sure if its a good buy yet. But we will wait and see.
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 8:57:17 PM

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I'm upgrading atm, and is the 7900gs the best card in this price range?


I don't know anything about the 7900GS, but I can't imagine by it's name that it is as good as a 7900GT, which is at best equal to a $200 X1800XT. We shall have to see when reviews come out, but I just have a hunch by the name that the $195 X1900GT will also beat it. What NV needs to do is drop the 7900GT down to $200.
August 31, 2006 10:06:13 PM

Here's some old news about the 7900GS from HKEPC.

BTW, if there was a 7900GS at Newegg, it's not there now.
a b U Graphics card
August 31, 2006 10:21:47 PM

There was one and it was $212, which looking over your link, is outrageously high for that card. It should be nowhere near what you can get for $200.
August 31, 2006 11:28:07 PM

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Here's some old news about the 7900GS from HKEPC.

BTW, if there was a 7900GS at Newegg, it's not there now.


Yes, very strange indeed. Its like newegg made a uh-oh and released the card a little too early. Who knows?
September 1, 2006 12:15:36 AM

hmm the g71 core.. im thinking about unlocking it (plz plz plz dont laser it.. that'll ruin my fun). Be nice to have a 7900gt for 180 bucks...
September 1, 2006 12:47:24 AM

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isnt it just a 7800gt remake? on 90nm? gonna suck if u ask me.


It's not a 7800GT remake; the clock speeds are considerably higher.

I think that the 7900GS is supposed to compete with the X1650Pro/XT. If the the X1650 is anything like the X1600, then it MIGHT compete with the 7600GT; however it will be blown away by the 7900GS.

IMO, they'll have to price the 7900GS closer to $150; otherwise it won't be worth it over an X1800XT/7900GT.
September 1, 2006 12:58:20 AM

Here's a quick comparison between the 7800GT, 7900GS, and 7900GT.

7800GT:
110nm process, 400MHz GPU, 1GHz memory, 20pp.

7900GS:
90nm process, 450MHz GPU, 1.32GHz memory, 20pp

7900GT:
90nm process, 450MHz GPU, 1.32GHz memory, 24pp

Feel free to correct me if any of these specs are wrong.
September 1, 2006 1:30:33 AM

that means.. if the bus remains a 256bit.. hte 7900gs will severly hurt a 7800gt... which means if hte 7900gs is priced at 200.. the 7800gt should fall to what? 150? which puts the 7600gt at 100?... wow.. im smelling a good time to go shoppin... Plus the 7900gt is a g71. potentially unlockable to a full 7900gt..
a b U Graphics card
September 1, 2006 1:49:42 AM

Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. 7800GT may not budge in price. Supply could dry up completely. Same may soon happen to X1800XT.
September 1, 2006 2:40:26 AM

forgive me if im wrong but wast the 7800gt a while ago? at the release of the 7900gt? dont they stop manufacturing older cards when there's a new model to replace it?
September 1, 2006 2:41:55 AM

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dont they stop manufacturing older cards when there's a new model to replace it?


Yes. And that's why the prices of the 7800 series haven't gone down.
September 1, 2006 9:18:49 PM

ya i saw it ealier would love to see some reviews as im wanting to get a 7600gt but if this thing is that much better for the 60 bux why not
September 1, 2006 10:33:43 PM

Yeah woot had it going for $130 so i guess retail will be more like $160?
September 1, 2006 11:01:22 PM

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ya i saw it ealier would love to see some reviews as im wanting to get a 7600gt but if this thing is that much better for the 60 bux why not

7900GS < 7900GT <= X1800XT.

If you're in the U.S., X1800XTs can be had on Newegg for less than the 7900GS they're selling.
September 3, 2006 2:22:09 AM

the one on woot was for OEM, retail theyll be around 200
September 3, 2006 7:39:32 PM

How do you know? I dont see it available at retail yet.

Woot launch items arent always the insane low prices that people are used to...i would say they gave us $10 off of OEM price, and the retail price is prolly 20-30 more...

My estimation, lets see what it is retail when it is actually available.
September 4, 2006 5:09:43 PM

ive read about it costing around 200 but i guess well find out soon
September 5, 2006 1:09:53 AM

It will cost $200 dollars or less and gets a 3DMark05 score of 7,509(ish).

Info provided by Uttar @b3d.
September 5, 2006 1:46:54 AM

Talk about sucky
September 5, 2006 2:44:46 AM

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Talk about sucky

You havent a freakin' clue about whats good in the world of graphics cards, so you need to just stfu...
September 6, 2006 4:59:26 PM

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How do you know? I dont see it available at retail yet.

Woot launch items arent always the insane low prices that people are used to...i would say they gave us $10 off of OEM price, and the retail price is prolly 20-30 more...

My estimation, lets see what it is retail when it is actually available.


and look what is out in full force for around 200 bux :) 
September 6, 2006 7:23:02 PM

yep...thats gay by nVidia... who needs this GPU for $200 when a better one could be had for less/ you could prolly find a 7900gt for $200 (i know i did)
September 6, 2006 9:36:00 PM

It's the price of an X1800XT. Even at $180, the 7900GS doesn't make sense when an X1800XT will slaughter it for $20 more.

EDIT: The $200 X1800XTs are, once again, gone from newegg (damn; those went really fast this time), but they should come back in stock. In the meantime, THIS is a really good deal. Some people might not like that it's open box, but it's still an X1800XT for $180.

All the cheap X1900GTs have dried up, as well. It seems that all the good ATI deals are disappearing :(  . Damn. I guess one should just monitor newegg religiously, and order the minute they come back in stock.
September 7, 2006 1:14:28 AM

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The early reviews are in:

http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q3/geforce-7900gs/ind...

http://www.3davenue.com/1688.html

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6646

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=292&type=expert

Seems pretty clear...it's the BEST card for $200. Of course, I got mine For $130! :twisted:


I'm in disbeleif. I can't see how a 7900GS can outperform a 7900GT. BTW, where'd you get yours for $130?

Woot.com

What a deal. Wanna post some benchies?
September 7, 2006 3:07:37 AM

7900GS is supposed to compete with the x1900GT, the 7900GS will be better than the 7800GT and just under the x1900gt for a little cheaper price tho

oc'ed version could reach x1900gt levels...
September 7, 2006 4:37:33 PM

ya its actually not a bad price at all for how it performs, i think ill pick one up
September 7, 2006 4:57:42 PM

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ya its actually not a bad price at all for how it performs, i think ill pick one up


The $130 deal I got on Woot, is of course, long gone. But there are several on ebay right now for a Buy it Now price of $169. TigerDirect had some for $179 yesterday.

Good luck!
September 7, 2006 7:18:19 PM

ya i heard about the woot deal, i wish i coulda been there but o well :( 
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2006 3:30:08 AM

Seems the high clocked ones can beat the reference 7900GT. Surprisingly, in FS's review, the X1900GT beat both the 7900GT and the 7900GS's, in the majority of games. Most of the big titles (in my eyes)... BF2, COD2, Fear (nearly a tie), Oblivion, & Farcry HDR all went to the X1900GT, while Q4 and the 3 flight sim's went to the 7900's. 7900GS could be a serious good buy if priced right, most 7900GT's are overpriced IMO.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_7900...
September 8, 2006 4:18:23 AM

Now why the hell would one puchase a "GS" version?? If you ask me the 7900gt kicks the 7900gs ass. Thats what I think. Im assuming people reading this thread would agree with me as well?
September 8, 2006 4:50:28 AM

No, I don't.

I've been reading tons of reviews of the 7900GS and, let me tell you (at least the XFX OCed version), it's really close to the GT. Really close.
Besides, it overlocks like a monster. From 480 MHz (core) to ~640 MHz. That's a huge overclock, if you ask me.
September 8, 2006 5:19:52 AM

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Now why the hell would one puchase a "GS" version?? If you ask me the 7900gt kicks the 7900gs ass. Thats what I think. Im assuming people reading this thread would agree with me as well?

Find me a new 7900GT in the $200.00 7900GS price range.
September 8, 2006 6:05:30 AM

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Now why the hell would one puchase a "GS" version?? If you ask me the 7900gt kicks the 7900gs ass. Thats what I think. Im assuming people reading this thread would agree with me as well?


Basically because its cheaper and almost as good?
September 8, 2006 12:57:28 PM

Hmm, this does look like a very nice card for its price!
I recently ordered the x1900gt, which will arrive the 13th of september. I also found the 7900gs in an online store, for just 20 euros more. Would you think it is worth buying the 7900gs in stead of the x1900gt?
Please reply asap, tnx!
a b U Graphics card
September 8, 2006 1:03:08 PM

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_7900...

Read that review and see what games matter most to you. The X1900GT takes HL2 Lost Coast, Oblivion, COD2, BF2, Farcry, and Fear. The 7900's win at Quake 4, Flight Sim, Lomac, and Pacific Fighters. Personally I'd rather have the X1900GT for my gaming needs, but what games matter to you?
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