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Old 03-11-2006, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Theres the extreme edition but its nearly 100£ more for a little boost in clock cycles.. its not really worth it?

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Leadtek GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-078-LT)
A 256-bit memory interface and fast GDDR3 memory enable blazing graphics performance with the quality set to max so you don’t have to choose between frame rates and image quality. Need a break from gaming? The GeForce 7900 GPU also delivers smooth, high-definition video playback and crisp picture quality thanks to its advanced NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology. If you are searching for an extreme HD gaming and video experience on the PC, look no further than a Geforce 7900 GPU.

- GeForce 7900 GTX Core running at 650MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Extreme Memory running at 1600MHz giving upto 51.4GB/second bandwidth
- 24 Pixel Pipelines
- Designed For Extreme HD Gaming – Delivering Ultra Realistic Gaming Experiences
- Nvidia Pure Video Technology – Delivering high definition video playback supporting H.264 and WMV9
- Dedicated Video processors free the GPU Shaders to run 3D applications – Letting the GPU do what it does best
- Built for Windows Vista – The next generation operating system
- Dual link DVI support
- SLI ready – Delivering upto 2x the performance
- Shader Model 3.0 Support
- True High Dynamic Range Rendering Support – Based on Open EXR technology




Price: £329.95 (£387.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)



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Leadtek GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme 512MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-077-LT)
A 256-bit memory interface and fast GDDR3 memory enable blazing graphics performance with the quality set to max so you don’t have to choose between frame rates and image quality. Need a break from gaming? The GeForce 7900 GPU also delivers smooth, high-definition video playback and crisp picture quality thanks to its advanced NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology. If you are searching for an extreme HD gaming and video experience on the PC, look no further than a Geforce 7900 GPU.

- GeForce 7900 GTX Core running at 675MHz
- 512MB GDDR3 Extreme Memory running at 1660MHz giving upto 53.4GB/second bandwidth
- 24 Pixel Pipelines
- Designed For Extreme HD Gaming – Delivering Ultra Realistic Gaming Experiences
- Nvidia Pure Video Technology – Delivering high definition video playback supporting H.264 and WMV9
- Dedicated Video processors free the GPU Shaders to run 3D applications – Letting the GPU do what it does best
- Built for Windows Vista – The next generation operating system
- Dual link DVI support
- SLI ready – Delivering upto 2x the performance
- Shader Model 3.0 Support
- True High Dynamic Range Rendering Support – Based on Open EXR technology




Price: £369.95 (£434.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or shall i go with the x1900XTX seeing as overclockers.co.uk is very expensive compared to them..
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Old 03-11-2006, 05:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh man, look at that.
You are paying 50 quids more for a 25/6o increase in performance. It's not worth it man. You can easily overclock the non-extreme edition to exeed that of the extreme one

Even the 7900 GTX might not worth the money. If i were you, i will look for a lesser card ( 7800 GTX or 7800 GT or 7600 GT ) then upgrada later when the 7200 series come out.

Dont know about you. But if budget is not a problem for you then just go for it. Look at ebuyer.co.uk if you want to buy stuffs a bit cheaper.
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