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Old 06-19-2006, 12:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys do realize that the 7950 doesn't use SLI by itself right? You don't have to have a SLI motherboard for it, just need a PCIe slot.
Thought they were saying you need to put your motherboard in SLI mode for it too work though..... but that would mean you'd still have to get a SLI board or the DFI Ultra-D which kind of has SLI, and that'd be kind of a stupid way to go.

Oh well, I haven't looked into it too much, but for some reason I just thought that's what they were saying was needed.

1. DirectX cards are coming out soon and I won't want to replace such an expensive card, but I can't wait until that either.
DirectX cards are already out........it's the DX10 that's not har har, semantics I know I know....bad nubius!

2. The card can't handle HDR and AA at the same time. Correct? Is it like that with all NVidia cards?
Pretty sure it can't handle that and yeah that's with all nvidia cards.

Supposedly it's only the X1900XT or whatever that can do HDR + AA

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Old 06-19-2006, 12:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Reasons to get 7950 over 7900GT SLI:

7950 runs faster
Only uses 1 6-pin power connector
Only uses 1 PCIe slot
Can upgrade to Quad SLI once forceware drivers (but thats a waste of money IMO)
what about a 7900gtx??? or an x1900xtx???

sure the GX2 only uses one pci-e connector etc but that doesn't mean its not a power guzzler.

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Old 06-19-2006, 03:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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To set the record stright....

HDR, and AA are implemented in many different ways. Source (Half-Life2) has the best because it can run on pretty much anything with DX9. In HL2 HDR and AA can be on no matter the card. In other games, depending on how HDR was implemented in the engine it may not be compatible with other settings.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Guess what....7950 = 2x 7900GT's! Produced for Quad Sli freaks and as a hint as to what the new G80 will look like!!!

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