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Old 11-28-2005, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does 7800GTX 512 have a huge performance increase over a 7800GTX 256?

If it does not have a huge performance increase, is the 7800GTX 512 worth the price over the 7800GTX 256?

Please help I am trying to decide which one to go with on my new build. Thanks
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not worth buying the 7800gtx 512 yet because you only get around 33% increase of the 256mb version, for a hell of alot more money.

wait for the prices to drop around $500-600 then it will be worth it.
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want 512mb get an X1800XT which preforms better than the 7800gtx 256, but not as good as the 512 7800gtx, but it's more than $200 cheaper, and its a VERY good overclocker
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If you want 512mb get an X1800XT which preforms better than the 7800gtx 256, but not as good as the 512 7800gtx, but it's more than $200 cheaper, and its a VERY good overclocker
The only thing you need to be worried about is ATI's drivers...
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I dont think that ATI is an option at this point because my motherboard has the nvidia chipset. So I believe that I have to stich with the 7800 GTX.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the chipset doesnt matter, im using my ATI card on an nF3 chipset. it doesnt matter, ati has chipsets and some people use nvidia cards. nvidia also messed up when they made the NF3 chipset, not working well with 66** series cards
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What kind of question is this? If it's better, it's going to be more expensive. I got the 512 version, and I love it. I'm planning on getting a second card and connecting them via SLI. Halo 2 at max at around 95+ fps is godly, my friend. GODLY.
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