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January 3, 2007 9:35:38 PM

Anyone done this, what kind of speed difference is there, anything noticible?

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January 3, 2007 10:40:22 PM

I have not done this exact change but the difference from 7600GT to 7900GS is noticable.
January 4, 2007 1:22:38 AM

That's a HUGE improvement. You'll notice the difference and more.
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January 4, 2007 1:59:44 AM

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.
January 4, 2007 4:54:43 AM

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:
January 4, 2007 11:48:18 AM

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 !!
January 4, 2007 12:35:27 PM

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).

January 4, 2007 3:15:38 PM

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?
January 4, 2007 3:39:11 PM

7900GS is best value.

Also, leave the 7800GT out of it, it's not worth anything now.
January 6, 2007 2:56:18 PM

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