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GeForce 7950GT 256mb vs 512mb, worth the extra $$?

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May 4, 2007 6:35:25 PM

Is there a significant performance difference between the 256 and 512 models
(mostly for gaming) on newegg there is a BFG 7950GT 256 for $179 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and an EVGA 7950GT 512 for 200$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is the extra performance worth the 30$?
May 4, 2007 6:55:15 PM

As far as I know it all depends on what resolution you game at.

If you're stuck at 1028x768 (and don't plan on upgrading) I would assume 256 would be enough.

If you're going 1600x1200 or up 512 would be advisable.
May 4, 2007 6:57:06 PM

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Is there a significant performance difference between the 256 and 512 models
(mostly for gaming) on newegg there is a BFG 7950GT 256 for $179 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and an EVGA 7950GT 512 for 200$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
is the extra performance worth the 30$?


Well, the answer that you will get from the vast majority of tg forum users is that you should get neither.

These are my quick picks for gpus:
<100 : Sapphire X1650 $55
100: evga 7600gt
<150 : evga or xfx 7900gs
<200 : X1950Pro or X1950XT
250 : 320mb 8800gts
350 : 640mb 8800gts
more: 8800gtx

The 7950gt costs more than the X1950XT or Pro and has significantly lower performance. The 7900gs has very similar performance for much less money. The 320mb 8800gts costs slightly more but has MUCH more performance.

There is no reason to get the 7950gt unless you need Nvidia and HDCP but dont have enough power or cash to get a 8800.

thats what they all will say
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