Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Are the 7950 GT`s any good

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 31, 2007 11:14:33 AM

Hi all this is my first post so don't be too hard on me ok :D . I have just recently purchased a new pc for £1200 and was wondering if you could enlighten me as to wether my twin SLI EVGA GeForce 7950 GT cards are any good? I can find benchmark tests on a single card but not on both twinned. Does this mean it runs twice as fast with 2X the frame rates? I'm not to sure about this whole SLI malarky but any help links or advice would be greatly appreciated. I also heard that the EVGA 7950 GT could be overclocked to give a benchmark close to the 7900 GTX is this so? a full list of specs are as follows.

CAS: Hot New! ASUS Vento 3600 Mid-Tower 420W Case
CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD AthlonT64 X2 4200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HT Technology
CD: SONY DUAL FORMAT 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER
CD2: SONY 16X DVD-ROM
FLASH: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer
HDD: Single Hard Drive (36.7GB Gaming Western Digital Rapter 10,000RPM SATA150 8MB Cache
HDD2: 160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
MOBO: (Socket AM2)MSI K9N SLI-2F nForce 570 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID MBoard w/ Dual 16x PCI-Express
MEM: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader
OS: MS Vista Home Premium
NETWORK: 10/1000 NETWORK CARD
PSU: Hiper Type-M SLI/Crossfire Ready 580 Watt Power Supply
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
VIDEO: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
VIDEO2: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card

More about : 7950 good

January 31, 2007 11:36:07 AM

Quote:
I can find benchmark tests on a single card but not on both twinned does this mean it runs twice as fast with 2X the frame rates?

No, it will not run twice as fast.

If you already have the cards, keep them, but you should of go with a 8800.
January 31, 2007 11:46:00 AM

I could of had a single GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 16X PCI Express Video Card. for £100 less but thought the twin cards would be better having a Gb of ram so basically you are saying I have shot myself in the foot so to speak the games I will be playing are Joint Operations TR and Escalation with th IC mod also Battlefield 2142 they are the only games I am interested in these cards should be more than capable of playing these games at High Res with all the settings turned up should they not or should I still see if I can swap the cards for the single GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB as they are not shipping the PC till mid week next week
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 12:10:18 PM

If they have not shipped it yet, call and change it!
The single 8800GTS is the way to go.
January 31, 2007 12:11:16 PM

8800GTS would be better. Look to swap them for sure.
January 31, 2007 12:33:04 PM

look to swap out a few letters for some periods too.
January 31, 2007 12:44:04 PM

Quote:
look to swap out a few letters for some periods too.


Sorry :cry: 
January 31, 2007 12:48:09 PM

Just emailed the sales support team and waiting on a reply. I have asked them to use the money that I save to pay for the time and effort that will go into changing them. I suppose I will just have to wait and see what their response is will let you all know what happens cheers for all of your help.
January 31, 2007 1:28:00 PM

For your culture, the only things SLI actually doubles is the money you spend, the stress on your power supply, and the trouble you'll have keeping your case cool.

2x512MB is NOT equal to 1GB for SLI, how it works is that each card must individually load the same textures, so really 2x512MB = 512MB.
2xbandwidth, GPU, etc. is NOT equal to 2x the performance because of the tedious exchange of information between the cards, synchronization, etc., so its never equal to a single better card that's optimised to run by itself, not paired with another.

Now that you are no longer a disciple of darkness but of the light, go and teach more people the same, so they can make wise decisions. :p 
January 31, 2007 1:45:19 PM

Quote:
Now that you are no longer a disciple of darkness but of the light, go and teach more people the same, so they can make wise decisions. :p 


LOL Thanks Dr_Asik I have contacted the supplier and they are more than happy to do that for me. The downside is that my order will be delayed an extra day or 2 but I suppose I could live with that.

Thanks to everyone that replied and set me on the right path to great gaming I am forever in your debt LOL cheers.
January 31, 2007 2:00:06 PM

unfortunately sli is not all its cracked up to be, you would benefit more from selling both of those and then look to buying an 8800gts or 8800gtx, you could
easily make at least 150 off of one of those 7950gt's so there you have about $300 put in another $100 or so and you can get an 8800gtx, which will perform much better than 2 7950gt's in sli mode
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 2:05:58 PM

Quote:
unfortunately sli is not all its cracked up to be, you would benefit more from selling both of those and then look to buying an 8800gts or 8800gtx, you could
easily make at least 150 off of one of those 7950gt's so there you have about $300 put in another $100 or so and you can get an 8800gtx, which will perform much better than 2 7950gt's in sli mode


Good point...a single B.A. card will outperform 2 mid-range cards. Do yourself a favor and either bump up to a single good card, or just run the best you can afford. SLI is a great concept...still getting things worked out to make it worth the cost of having 2, though. This is the only time that 1>2. :)  [except when you buy 2x8800's and compare to a single 7600] :roll:
January 31, 2007 3:18:08 PM

The company has already changed it to the 8800GTS and it worked out £50 cheaper than the 2 7950 GT`s so it's worked out even better for me thanks.
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2007 3:19:48 PM

Quote:
The company has already changed it to the 8800GTS and it worked out £50 cheaper than the 2 7950 GT`s so it's worked out even better for me thanks.


Good buy on your part...you should be pleasantly impressed. :) 
January 31, 2007 10:04:46 PM

Quote:
unfortunately sli is not all its cracked up to be, you would benefit more from selling both of those and then look to buying an 8800gts or 8800gtx, you could
easily make at least 150 off of one of those 7950gt's so there you have about $300 put in another $100 or so and you can get an 8800gtx, which will perform much better than 2 7950gt's in sli mode


Sorry to single you out Evil, but for shits sake, read the whole thread before you post. The OP already said the PC hadn't shipped yet AND that he'd requested the change to the 8800. Unless you're just going for post count, then carry on.

Sorry, /rant off :twisted:
!