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Old 06-16-2006, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get the best card for my computer, So is the 7950GX2 made for high resolution? Or any? Because I dont play that high resolutions, (1024x768), and I want to get the best fps I can get, what should i do, the 7950GX2 or the 7900 gtx? I went away from the gtx cause tehre alot of bad feedback on them on newegg.com. Any replies would help.
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well the 7950GX2 would be the best. But if you dont want to get that the x1900xtx would be the second best card.
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well with the 7950GX2, you would be playing at 1280x1024, or even 1600x1200 if your monitor supports it, if you want to take the power of the GPU to its full potential.
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I believ someone here just got 2 of these for a build for this rich kid.
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I would get the X1900XTX..... heres an article comparin the X1900XTX and the 7950GX2:
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2735

Also the X1900XTX is cheaper

but if u do get the 7950, make sure ur mobo is combatible
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All you have to have is 1 PCIE slot in your mobo to work. The 7950 is a great card for a great price. It scores almost 19k in 05. Thats about equvilent to a 2 1900XTXs in crossfire.

That review is crap, talk to some people who have it on XS, I highly reccomend it.

Also quad SLi isnt driver supported at the moment, so that would be retarted if someone bought 2 to use in a build.
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Mobo Compatibility list:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/geforce_gx2_sbios/us.asp

but w.e spend ur money on wut u want......
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If you don't play anymore then 10x7 resolution I would get the X1900 XT, don't bother wasting money on the XTX because there is very little difference between the two, ATI should have just made one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...em=N82E1681416
Get this one, it has a better cooler which makes it cooler and quiter.

I was going to get one of those, but now that I got one of these:

http://www.accurateit.com/details.asp?iid=360

I am starting to think about getting the 7950 GX2 just so I can play games at the insane 2048x1536 @ 85hz. I never recommended the 7950 GX2 mainly because most people don't have monitors that go over 1600x1200, most are stuck at 1280x1024 because they use LCDs. Unless you have the ability to play with these ultra high resolutions going SLI or dual GPU at the moment isn't a very good decision, this is mainly becuase of CPU limitation. In games like HL2 the 7950GX2 performs a lot like the 7900GTX when played at 10x7 and 12x7 resolution. So unless you play at 16x12 and higher you won't see an incredible boost in performance. However some games that eat up frames per second like Oblivion and FEAR, having a multi-GPU setup will help quite a bit.

To put it blunt however, it isn't worth buying SLI, Xfire, and dual GPU setups if you don't have the means to play something higher then 12x10 resolution. Your better off just buying a X1900 XT.
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