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Old 01-06-2007, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just blew my 7900 GS and my dad said hes willing to replace the card for my birthday. My budget goes all the way up to the 8800 GTX but with my current pc being an x2 3800+, I figure the highest I want to go is a 8800 GTS or a x1950 XTX/XT. Whats the best option for me: a 8800 GTS, x1950 XTX, or a x1950 XT?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say the GTS because it's DX10 compatible already, so you'll be set for a while. Although the 1950XTX has a higher core and memory clock, the GTS has a much greater amount of pixel pipelines.
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Ok, I would have just gotten the same 7900 GS but after getting my new monitor, 1650x1080 is the only resolution I will play at and the GS has an issue keeping good frame rates at that resolution.
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BIG QUESTION?!?!?!? Is the 8800 GTS unlockable cause on that site www.gpureview.com , it says they are.
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I dont believe it is unlockable.

I would get the 8800GTS.
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I third the 8800GTS.
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Ok well n/m he finally told me the budget which is really $250, so whats a good card for 250$?

I came up with either a EVGA or XFX 7950 GT 512mb. I figure if I overclock the gpu and ram I can get it up to 7900 GTX specs and I can play my migher resolutions pretty good.
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For $250, I recommend this card

XFX 7950GT Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189

And for $130 more, you can get 8800GTS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133188
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One of the XFX 7900Gt comes factory overclocked to a 7900GTX if u want to save some money. theres 2 versions though so make sure you pick the right one lol

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For $250 I would look at the X1950 XT 256MB or X1900XT 512 MB
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