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Old 05-17-2006, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy graphics card. Kindly help me out should I choose Nvidia 7900GTX (single) or (two) 7900GT's? In my budget I can buy one GTX or Two GT's

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Old 05-17-2006, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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SLi will not give you a huge performance boost over the GTX but there is some increase but the two cards are more expensive. I would go with the GTX. However........the M80 will be out in the not to distant future and you may want to buy just a 7900GT. I have a BFG 7900GT that oc's without any difference in core temps at 550/1600!! It will do any game at the highest settings. Save your money for the next generation DX10 complaint cards.
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or if you dont want to spend like 300 dollar for the 7900GT then buy the G80 later u can just get the 7600 now coz its cheaper and it runs new games fine
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2 x 7900GTs WILL give you a huge performance boost.

A single 7900GT CO Superclocked ($340) gives the X1900XT a run for it's money. Two of those for ($680), and maybe even overclocked a little more, would be better than dual X1900XTs.
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hrmm i'd go for 2 gt's they beat 1 7900gtx pretty bad, check out the charts here http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2717&p=7
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I would go with a cheaper card now and hold out until the 8800, as DX10 is looking nice and you will not have that with the 7 series.
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well i bet the g80 is going to delay just like vista.... though i hope not.. i'm guessing it will... either way, i'm getting 2 g80's :P
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2 x 7900GTs WILL give you a huge performance boost.

A single 7900GT CO Superclocked ($340) gives the X1900XT a run for it's money. Two of those for ($680), and maybe even overclocked a little more, would be better than dual X1900XTs.
bet that changes in a 06 benchmark. But your right it does in games now.
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Who cares about 3DMark dude? 3DMark05 has been ATI biased for most of it's life, and while '06 is a better benchmark, its crap as far as actual performance goes.

That said, X1900XTs are still $430 so its actually a very good value.
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isnt the 430 card oem.. who wants an oem card!!! i know i don't! i want everything with it, seeing as i'm an asian packrat!! hahaha.. well half asian.. filipino... pacific islander....
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