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Old 07-15-2006, 01:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I'm in need for a new video card for extreme gaming, after my 6800 Ultra OC got fried...

Should I get a 7900 GT or a x1900 GT?

Which manufacturers are good?

Information and advice appreciated...
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Get the 7900GT. It always wins in benchmarks against the X1900GT, and is an amazing overclocker.

Get the eVGA GeForce 7900GT KO Superclocked version from Newegg. At $290, its $20 more than the base 7900GT, I think.

Other good brands include BFG, XFX, MSI, and Leadtek. eVGA is the best of them all though.
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The x1900gt is crap. I would be looking at the x1800xt. The x1800xt and the 7900gt are very very close in performance.
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I just got a 7900 GT two days ago. it's a great card.
I got mine to 560MHZ so far, on stock cooling and at stock voltage.

but I plan on getting the zalman VF900, and once I get that, I'll mod it to 1.55V and see if I can hit 700MHZ.

with a volt mod and aftermarket cooling, the 7900 GT can usually get around 700MHZ. and that will perform better than an X1900 XT.
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Yes but people fail to mention you can OC an x1800xt too.
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