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October 4, 2006 1:31:14 AM

whats better 7900gt or 7900gs

and how does the 7600gt compare to the 7900gs.

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October 4, 2006 2:05:17 AM

The 7900GT is faster than the 7900GS, while the 7900GS is faster than the 7600GT. Instead of all of the above listed cards, might I suggest the ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB? It's faster than all of the above listed, and can be had for as little as $240. Also note, when I say faster, I mean A LOT faster.
October 4, 2006 2:06:49 AM

Hey W6,
The best way to explain it... or express it rather, is by comparing the core clock and memory clocks. Vid cards are not always "THE BEST" by just onboard ram anymore. It's how fast the GPU and the onboard ram runs at.
Think about your computers ram for a sec. You can buy cheap ram, say for 50$ for 1 gig, but the memory timings and speed would suck. Or you can spend 300 $ for a stick of some real FERRARI ram that will make your rig puuurrr like a kitten :wink:

But like I said, go to the manufacturers website and compare the core clocks and mem speeds and you will get your answer. Once you have a handle on that, look at some vid card reviews on games for that card, and it will give you an idea of what "that speed of card" will run at?

If you want a more technical answer, I'm sure some of the techies will be more than happy ta oblige.

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October 4, 2006 2:07:56 AM

look at the 7900gto its 250 dollars at newegg and is basically an underclocked 7900gtx with the same 512mb memory. apparently its a very overclockable card. check it out.
October 4, 2006 3:26:10 AM

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look at the 7900gto its 250 dollars at newegg and is basically an underclocked 7900gtx with the same 512mb memory. apparently its a very overclockable card. check it out.


and is supposedly flashable to a 7900GTX bios
October 4, 2006 3:55:06 AM

did not know that. its a limited edition card so i hope its still around in 2-3 months when i plan to get a new card.
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