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Old 04-13-2006, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Its not about the memory for performance. There are 128mb cards that will blow away a 256mb card. Its all about clock speed, memory speed, pipelines, and the interface to the memory.

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Old 04-13-2006, 01:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah i always noticed that but was never really sure why. now i know, thanks.
i'll be sure to check out the specs a bit closer next time i get a vid card.

BTW, my current 6800GT Ultra totally rocks! before that i had some crappy MMX440 128MB card. it was like day and night when i made the switch and my wallet really felt it too


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Old 04-13-2006, 08:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if you're planning on getting 7900gtx don't expect to have much of a wallet afterwards..

how much money do you have now?
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by liquidmonkey

why? is the 512 no good?
one thing that i always wondered was why it took so long for a 512 Vid card to come out. weird or is it just me?
The 7900gtx, and the x1900xtx both outperform the 7800gtx 512, and both are cheaper.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Umm if youre going to be building a new PC than get a Dual Core OPteron. Zalman 9500 HSF and overclock it.Than Maybe a 7900gtx
If you can afford it.DFI MObO,Umm dual channel 2Gb like you said.Also
sale those HDD's that you have and buy a single 300gig.Those HDDs probaly generate alot of heat.

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