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Old 11-27-2006, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you guys think the 7950 GTX is worth the extra $80 USD ?

Will the 7900GTX still run games on high settings?
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No such thing as a 7950GTX. There is the 7950GT, which replaces the 7900GTX because it has the same performance. Except it costs like $260.

There is the 7950GX2. It is the best of the GeForce 7s, but it costs about $200 more than the second-highest videocard (which is the 7950GT).

So you really have to ask yourself...is the 7950GX2 worth $200 more than the 7950GT? My opinion? No.
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Nope, I'm talking about LAPTOP vid cards...
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you can pay more money then go with geforce go 7950GTX, but I don't think there is huge difference between 7950GTX and 7900GTX.

Also, I don't think that you will die if pay $80 more. So, personally I say go with 7950GTX



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There is the 7950GT, which replaces the 7900GTX because it has the same performance.
Not true, the 7900GTX is faster than 7950GT
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According to this...

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=383&card2=445

The 7950 gets a little higher score in 3dmark06. Don't know how reliable it is though.

I don't know why this would be though because all the specs on the gtx are tab bit higher then the 7950.

Edit: oops missed the part about the laptops.
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Those would be under the GeForce Go series if the cards were for laptops.

Also, the 7950GTX card scores a good amount of 3dmark06s over its 7900GTX counterpart.
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Ya, the $80 is not that much, but my parents (who are buying it for me)

say no more that is my limit, but I was thinking that I could go down to

the 7900GTX and upgrade to 1900X1200 Resolution on the screen

instead of 1680X1050...
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Not true, the 7900GTX is faster than 7950GT
Not by much. Its a 50Mhz core and a 150Mhz memory overclock and it's there. That may sound like a lot for other cards, but the 7950GT is cool as a cucumber and reaches speeds of 750/1800 (7900GTX is 650/1600) without any problem. Since the hardware on both cards is the same, the 7950GT and 7900GTX would perform the same at the same clockspeeds. Not a bad deal for $260.
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Also I was wondering if I should get RAID 0 or RAID 1 or nothing at all?

What exactly do they do, and why are they all free?
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