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Old 10-06-2006, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default high-end budget cards... (oxymoron?)

just wondering what you guys think is better:

the X1900XT 256mb edition, or the 7900GTO... they go for around the same price around here....

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take the 7900gto

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Old 10-06-2006, 05:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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:amazed: so exactly what is this supposed to be "budget" when compared to? 7950GX2s in SLI? i think the XT is actually better but don't take my word for it.
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I wouldn't say those two cards aren't really budget, i'd say they are "bang of your buck" cards.

I'd probably go with the x1900xt only because ATI gives you the added bonus of running HDR & AA at the same time. You will have a slight drop in frame rates with both enabled, but if you look at screen shots you can notice a difference. It's small but adds to the value of the 1800 & 1900 cards.

Unfortunately, NVIDIA 7800 & 7900 cards don't offer HDR & AA at the same time.
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Old 10-06-2006, 06:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the gto is supposedly an under clocked gtx that has the same cooler. I'd say go for that.
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i say go for the ATI x1900XT......theres alot of technology behind that card. even though im an nvidia fanboy, i love the X1900XT, its the only ATI card i would consider buying.

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get 7900GTO
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7900GTO...plus I hear it's not difficult to OC the memory to GTX speeds.


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Old 10-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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go gto its faster then the 1900xt as this card is compared to the 7900gt


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