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January 3, 2007 1:53:37 AM

Should i of got my two 7900 gs or should i of whent with 1 8800 GTX and if so could you please explain why


Thank You Very Much
sorry if im a little demanding i dont mean to be

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January 3, 2007 1:55:07 AM

Wrong section.

That aside how much did you pay in total for the SLi Setup?
January 3, 2007 1:55:08 AM

Single 8800GTX.

Much better, more features, hands down best card available.
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January 3, 2007 1:55:53 AM

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Single 8800GTX.

Much better, more features, hands down best card available.


Not to mention most expensive hands down :lol: 
January 3, 2007 1:56:25 AM

Yea. :lol: 

But still. :lol: 
January 3, 2007 2:00:10 AM

Two 7900GS are around $400, for that he could get the GTS and still best that SLI setup.
January 3, 2007 2:05:17 AM

yea but i think TWO 7900 gs are better then 1 8800GTX just one 7900 GS is 600mhz core clock and 1600 memory clock
January 3, 2007 2:22:41 AM

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yea but i think TWO 7900 gs are better then 1 8800GTX just one 7900 GS is 600mhz core clock and 1600 memory clock


Hehe maybe in fantasy world but not in real life. 1 8800gtx will smoke 7900gs in sli PERIOD.... END OF STORY...
January 3, 2007 2:31:42 AM

True, just look at the VGA charts.
January 3, 2007 2:36:00 AM

If you get the 8800 GTX you are ready for the present and the future with this card. You won`t be sorry. (Don`t go backwards, go forward)! :) 
January 3, 2007 2:58:49 AM

I would have to agree, get the 8800 GTX or GTS. Either one will outperform the 7900 GS in SLI. I use an SLI board but have never used the SLI feature because a single high end card almost always out performs lower performance cards in SLI. SLI is nice in theory but it hasn't proved to be of great benefit in real world use, seems to only perform well in benchmarks but not in actual games.
January 3, 2007 3:00:52 AM

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yea but i think TWO 7900 gs are better then 1 8800GTX just one 7900 GS is 600mhz core clock and 1600 memory clock


lol, what have you been smoking, 8800gtx is the king of vga (as of today 8) )
January 3, 2007 3:26:43 AM

Get an Geforce MX400 from Walmart.

No really, get the 8800GTX. It's the toughest punk on the block right now, and it should be nice to know that you are ready for DirectX 10, unlike the rest of us suckers... :p 
-cm
January 3, 2007 4:00:30 AM

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yea but i think TWO 7900 gs are better then 1 8800GTX just one 7900 GS is 600mhz core clock and 1600 memory clock
You can't just double this because there is 2 cards, it just doesn't work like that. Just do what everyone else told you already.
January 3, 2007 5:38:09 AM

ya def the 8800 because like celwign said DIRECTX 10
Think about next gen games, with two 7 series cards you won't come close to what dx10 will do with the 8800
January 3, 2007 10:49:10 AM

I got a 20.1" widescreen monitor running resolution at 1440x900
January 3, 2007 11:09:30 AM

Walker, get 8800 GTX, no question about it :)  7900 GS is decent card, SLi may prolong its life, but GF 7xxx Death is imminent, so why not to go with DX10 from the start? If money is the issue, get 8800 GS, which still would be better in the long run than 2 x 7900GS.
January 3, 2007 11:33:02 AM

Stick with what you got for now, give a month or two and market will be better for DX10. besides I am sure your SLI setup is meeting your needs right now.
January 3, 2007 11:34:12 AM

8800 GTX. Expensive but worth it.
January 3, 2007 12:00:57 PM

#1 Wrong Forum. This is the CPU forum.
#2:

8800 hands down and no second thoughts. DX10 support, all those pixel pipelines, you can't go wrong. You'll be more future proof. The minute a DX10 game comes out that you want you'll have to take a performance hit and miss out on eye candy if you don't have a DX10 card. And right now the only DX10 card is the 8800.
January 3, 2007 12:22:36 PM

While it's true that at lower resolutions a "slow" CPU will bottleneck the 8800 GTX, I think it's important to remember that this "bottleneck" occurs at a really high frame count.

When I see articles titled "...NEEDS the fastest CPU" I think it gives the false perception that the hardware won't work right and probably won't give good results without the fastest of the fast CPUs. I think a better title would be "...BENEFITS from the fastest CPU"

Just think of it in terms of future proofing - like the DX10 compatibility. If you're running a "slower" CPU right now and playing at low resolutions but you plan on upgrading the CPU or the monitor later it makes sense to go ahead and get the 8800 if you buying a video card. It will still play games at the lower resolutions at speeds that are well above where you will perceive any difference if you add 30 or 40 FPS.
January 3, 2007 1:57:17 PM

Doesn't it have 128 unified pipes or something? Or is it 128 pixel processors?

Oh well, it's still a beast.
-cm
January 3, 2007 2:07:49 PM

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Doesn't it have 128 unified pipes or something? Or is it 128 pixel processors?

Oh well, it's still a beast.
-cm


I believe you are right. In addition to all those pixel pipelines at also some other differences that are part of DX10 that make it more efficient.

For compairson, my very good GeForce 7800gt has 20 pixel pipelines. Yes. Two-zero. Twenty. Not 120+ like the 8800.
January 3, 2007 2:39:33 PM

Truly.
My X850XTPE has a mere 16 pipes. And those pipes are not flexible as the 8800's are. I think the 8800 (still shaky on this subject, I only read a couple of threads and a wiki) has pipes that can work with vertexs, pixels, or geometries (OMG OMG OMG OMG A NEW SHADER TYPE OMG OMG OMG OMG)

Hope the R600 can keep up, I'm a bit of an ATI (AMD?!?!?!) fanboy.... :p 
-cm
January 3, 2007 4:02:37 PM

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Should i of got my two 7900 gs or should i of whent with 1 8800 GTX and if so could you please explain why


Thank You Very Much
sorry if im a little demanding i dont mean to be


8800 GTX -- just phenomenal, just put one in myself.... could not be happier.

What monitor do you have? If you plan to run this card a 1600x1200 Full blast AA and FSAA then your CPU will only cripple it by a small amount. However if you run it at 1280x1024, your CPU is limiting the potential of this card --- a 4200+ will bottleneck most games at the lower resolutions.

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/11/29/geforce_8800_nee...

It is a tough call what video card to buy balancing against current CPU installed. You may consider saving money and going with the 7900 or even the 1900XTX if you are not willing to use a different CPU.

Jack,

Im curious. Obviously you like the 8800. Ive read of some driver/control software issues with the 8800s current drivers, have you noticed any problems?
As I recall, you had a high end ATI when you first built your system. THGs charts/comparison show a solid improvement for the 8800 vs the 1950 ( I think you had a 1900 series?) but is it worth the extra cost, disregarding the DX10 capability. Ive also read of some heat issues with the 8800. Any comments on heat?
January 3, 2007 6:40:44 PM

Doh, I forgot my login :wink:
January 3, 2007 6:43:32 PM

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Doh, I forgot my login :wink:


Yeah, if the screenshot is merely two small white boxes that say username and password the GTX is having some serious problems. :lol: 
January 3, 2007 7:00:11 PM

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Doh, I forgot my login :wink:


I'm gonna b-slap the crap out of you! Just kidding. Thanks for letting me know, I thought it was in the public section of our website, but it is not.

Here is a copy of it:

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it makes all maps have a very large amount of fog and i can only see the outline of some one from a distance.
i googled 8800 fog counterstrike and it took me to an nvidia page that is undergoing maintenance :( 
here are some screens

see do i shoot and maybe get a tk ??? i had to pause to find out it was an enemy



hmm coming at me or running from me dont know



this is the least amount of fog i got in this map:( 
January 3, 2007 7:58:42 PM

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Doh, I forgot my login :wink:


I'm gonna b-slap the crap out of you! Just kidding. Thanks for letting me know, I thought it was in the public section of our website, but it is not.



:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
Ah, sorry, but I couldnt resist. :wink: Feel free to bytch slap away..I deserve it. :cry: 

Yeah, those screen shots leave the impression that something seems to be afoot at the circle K. Well, it is Nvidia. I expect they'll have updated drivers out soon. Or at least hope.
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