If you have the cash that card won't dissapoint! A personal recommendation is to get the 7950GT. Newegg has an evga for 215.99 (209.99 after rebate). Since I'm limited to AGP I have the 7800GS and it runs most every game (except oblivion) max. The 7950GT will blow mine away.
i went from a 6600 le to a 7900 gs and it blew me away. then the fan just blew and a rma later, ill have a 8800 gts. i liove evga, but i dont like there cooling solution on there 7900 series. a little bit more and you could have a 7950 with 512 mem instead of 256. i think the bfg on newegg is on sale right now. 8) scratch that the evga is really cheap and they have a 90 day step up. the new 8 series mainstream come out you could step up. :wink:
I didn't exactly upgrade from a 6600GT to a 7900GS , I upgraded from a Gigabyte Dual 6600GT to a Leadtek 7600GT. I saw a little bit of difference. I think I didn't see much differnece as the 6600GT was with a dual GPU so I could run it as an SLI device. Still in your case I think you'd see the difference espacially if you'll be playing games which have require strong graphics !!
A 7900GS can be overclocked to perform somewhat closely to a 7900GT. IF you can find a good deal on it, worthwhile upgrade. Try to get one with an OC friendly, lifetime warranty (or at least a lifetime warranty).
Thankyou all for your Help, below is the card type and cost in NZ: GeForce 7900 GS 256MB, PCI Express $306.27 XP GeForce 7800 GT 256MB, PCI Express $370.13 PCTronix GeForce 7900 GT 256MB, PCI-Express $399.00 GeForce 7950 GT 256MB, PCI-Express $444.99 GeForce 7950 GT 512MB, PCI-Express $479.93
whats youtr thoughts?
7900GS is best value.
Also, leave the 7800GT out of it, it's not worth anything now.
Anyone done this, what kind of speed difference is there, anything noticible?
I did that jump. Almost 3X the performance.
Get one like mine. It will OC like crazy and sometimes keeping up with a 7950GT