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Will 7900GTO Stay For Much Longer?

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October 23, 2006 7:49:18 PM

I'm going to be making a new game rig for $2K at the beginning of the month of November, when DX10 has been out for a few day or so (DX9 cards should be cheaper):

My Rig:
E6600
Asus P5B Deluxe (wifi Ap)
OCZ GameXStream 600W
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800
Samsung 20.1 Inch 204B

I'm going to put in a 7900GTO, and maybe upgrade via eVGA's stepup program later to a g80 (preferably in Jan-Feb)-(I have 3 months)

I was wondering if the 7900 GTO could stay for a few weeks or so, until DX10 is out (first batch g80s)....

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October 23, 2006 8:43:10 PM

7900GTO is a good card, and recently released. It should be available for sometime.
October 23, 2006 9:25:59 PM

I highly doubt they will stop making DX9 cards for a few more months easaly because the whole PC Population can't just turn over.
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October 23, 2006 11:13:59 PM

I heard they were to push out the last Dx9iners until Dx10...
October 24, 2006 9:19:54 PM

WHAAAA -tis gone on Newegg!!

So is the X1900Xt 256MB Sapphire - my reserve card! :cry: 
October 31, 2006 3:40:52 AM

x190xt 256mb is gone...
October 31, 2006 4:06:24 PM

x1950pro for you then...
October 31, 2006 4:17:44 PM

NCIX.com and tigerdirect (In Canada tho) has some 7900 GTOs in stock ;) 
October 31, 2006 6:38:25 PM

I agree with skyguy. The 7900GTO is unfortunately out of stock at newegg right now. :cry:  So if your willing to wait, get that. Or save 60 and get the next best choice would probably be the famed x1950pro. Its the Sapphire model, runs about 200 on newegg. Decent card too. Runs neck-and-neck with a X1900GT, maybe even a little faster, and beats the 7900GS.
November 1, 2006 3:48:50 AM

still not as fast as 7900gto.x1900xt...
November 1, 2006 4:25:44 AM

From what I know about the 7900GTO, it was a limited production model based on the boards that didn't make the cut for the 7900GTX (memory was unable to operate at GTX speeds, but was 100% stable when clocked lower). The card is a great performer, and with a bit of overclocking you get to GTX levels in most of the cases.

I actually couldnt resist and got one to upgrade from my 7600GT, although realistically I have to admit that I would have been content with the 7600 for now... it was just too good a deal to pass (259$ canadian).

I dont think Nvidia and it's manufacturers (EVGA, BGF, etc) meant to have this as a long-term production model, more like a clearance. As such, I dont think it will be available once all stock is gone (in another few weeks) from the remaining retailers... but thats just me. On the bright side, it seems that 7900GT prices (from evga at least) have dropped a bit, you can always get one of those and then step up to a dx10 card.

Cheers
November 1, 2006 4:59:59 AM

If I would have had the money, I would have bought a few at tigerdirect for 239 bucks the day they came out. Ebay is seeing 300 on a few...people arent smart on ebay.
November 1, 2006 3:12:19 PM

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From what I know about the 7900GTO, it was a limited production model based on the boards that didn't make the cut for the 7900GTX (memory was unable to operate at GTX speeds, but was 100% stable when clocked lower). The card is a great performer, and with a bit of overclocking you get to GTX levels in most of the cases.

I actually couldnt resist and got one to upgrade from my 7600GT, although realistically I have to admit that I would have been content with the 7600 for now... it was just too good a deal to pass (259$ canadian).

I dont think Nvidia and it's manufacturers (EVGA, BGF, etc) meant to have this as a long-term production model, more like a clearance. As such, I dont think it will be available once all stock is gone (in another few weeks) from the remaining retailers... but thats just me. On the bright side, it seems that 7900GT prices (from evga at least) have dropped a bit, you can always get one of those and then step up to a dx10 card.

Cheers



I tend to agree. Manufacturers needed to reduce stock on cards that couldn't pass GTX specs, so they dropped the prices. Smart move actually for them to recoup some profits, and a great deal for consumers. GTX's are still WAY overpriced. GTO performs within a few % for $200 CAN less. That's a no brainer. I picked mine up for $300 and I'm very satisfied.
November 1, 2006 3:39:54 PM

GTO was limited availability, no more being built.

They got rid of a lot of non moving stock at that $250-260 price.

Should have bought that xt of mine when you had the chance.

Good deals do not last.
November 1, 2006 4:06:22 PM

Get the 7950GT 512mb version is less than 300 on NewEgg.

DX9 cards will be around for a while. The only reason I got rid of my Ti4200 was so I could play BF2.

First the "flagship" DX10 cards will come out so they will be pricey for sure. Then the mids and lower end cards will follow.
November 2, 2006 3:38:55 AM

heard the 7900gto owns the other 7XXX series in price and performance...

Anyone know where else i could buy a x190xt 256mb/7900gto?, cheap?

are x1900xt 256mb cleareance too?
November 3, 2006 3:00:34 AM

out of stock - is it canadian dollars or what??
November 3, 2006 4:12:55 AM

Yes, Canadian. Odd.....the last one (Canada Computers) shows it still has the XT in stock by store location but the notification say Out of Stock....weird.
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