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Old 10-27-2007, 05:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This card freakin owns.

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Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)
Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)
Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)
Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)
Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-2
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista
Drivers: Catalyst 7.9, Forceware 162.18 (8800GTS) and Forceware 169.01 (8800GT)



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very nice find.. impressive card indeed.. nvidia outdid theirselves this time.. very nice
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I honestly hope these results are correct but I just can't see Nvidia selling $230 cards that outperform their $400 cards. I am thinking about skipping these all together and just back tracking and throwing a 7900GS in a new little gaming box.
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I honestly hope these results are correct but I just can't see Nvidia selling $230 cards that outperform their $400 cards. I am thinking about skipping these all together and just back tracking and throwing a 7900GS in a new little gaming box.
Tweaktown is a legitimate reviewer. As for a 7900GS...WHY would you do that? It's was an awesome card in its time but it's dated.
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i myself wouldnt take these benchies to heart just yet. like u said the price tag doesnt match with the performace
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Tweaktown is a legitimate reviewer. As for a 7900GS...WHY would you do that? It's was an awesome card in its time but it's dated.
LoL!! I mainly play CSS and older games. I am finding that a lot of newer games like the crysis demo, lost planet, UT3.. etc.. just have too much to them and it takes away from a good first person shooter. I love shooters, play a lot and take a lot of abuse from my lady for it, haha. The 7900 would be great for CSS and some older stuff that I play and I think that if I am gaming at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 with it than I will be able to run games like Gears of War at decent frames per second when it is released. Will most likely overclock it as well. I can get it for $120 but $90 after a mail in rebate, that is the main reason. The 8800GT or 2900GT would be great choices as well but I think that I will be able to make due with the 7900GS and Windows XP. I don't like my vista, especially where it uses 35% of my memory just at idle.
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LoL!! I mainly play CSS and older games. I am finding that a lot of newer games like the crysis demo, lost planet, UT3.. etc.. just have too much to them and it takes away from a good first person shooter. I love shooters, play a lot and take a lot of abuse from my lady for it, haha. The 7900 would be great for CSS and some older stuff that I play and I think that if I am gaming at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 with it than I will be able to run games like Gears of War at decent frames per second when it is released. Will most likely overclock it as well. I can get it for $120 but $90 after a mail in rebate, that is the main reason. The 8800GT or 2900GT would be great choices as well but I think that I will be able to make due with the 7900GS and Windows XP. I don't like my vista, especially where it uses 35% of my memory just at idle.
good point, about the vista memory, even when services are stopped it still uses the same amount. but i love the newer game like the crysis demo, best game ive ever played
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13,000 in 3dmark06!? That is on par with 8800 Ultras. This does not make any sense, unless they will be selling the card for alot more than they originally said. I dont trust this...
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13,000 in 3dmark06!? That is on par with 8800 Ultras. This does not make any sense, unless they will be selling the card for alot more than they originally said. I dont trust this...
exactly wat im thinking
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well.. its a q6600 at 3.0 ghz.. could be a great reason why
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