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Old 08-21-2006, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XFX 7600gt SLi vs. ATI x1900xt

I know this is a really lame question but which card setup is better? I'm building a budget PC $1500 or less so I cant buy the latest hardware. The benchmarks I've reviewed so far show that the 7600gt in Sli is close to a single x1900xt. I want the most bang for my buck. The increased pixel shaders (48) in the x1900xt sounds like it will handle future games better (Crysis). From what I've heard the x1900xt is better than the 7800 and 7900 nvidia series in non SLi. I can only spend roughly $300-$350 on a vidio card. If yoy have any sugestions for my rig I'd love to here them. I still need to pick out a mobo, power supply, case, ect.

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7600gt Sli

x1900 xt benchmarks

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I would go for the x1900xt...especially because the image quality will be better
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X1900XT no question.
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I too am looking for a card in the same price range, which of these are a better buy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121554

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143066

If neither of those are good, can you suggest something in the same price range?
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I too am looking for a card in the same price range, which of these are a better buy?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121554

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143066

If neither of those are good, can you suggest something in the same price range?
I would say the 7900GT, but only because I have a similar card and have experienced it first hand
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I would say the 7900GT, but only because I have a similar card and have experienced it first hand
Well, since this is the 512 MB overclocked edition, do you think it will run all of the latest games with all max settings, at least 1024 x 768 resolution?
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Well, since this is the 512 MB overclocked edition, do you think it will run all of the latest games with all max settings, at least 1024 x 768 resolution?
OFC :P I have almost the same card, bar mine has slightly better quality memory, and it runs everything deliciously fluid at 1280x1024, let alone 1024x768 , mind you it depends on the rest of your rig.
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OFC :P I have almost the same card, bar mine has slightly better quality memory, and it runs everything deliciously fluid at 1280x1024, let alone 1024x768 , mind you it depends on the rest of your rig.
Thanks, and the rest of the specs are good as well. this is what I am building:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core: $235.00

Motherboard: eVGA 123-K8-NF47-AX Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD: $144.00

RAM: G.SKILL 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200): $95.00

Graphics: BFG Tech BFGR79512GTOCE Geforce 7900GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Superclocked edition: $350.00

Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface: $64.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s: $150.00

Optical drive: LACIE Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner w/ LightScribe: $70.00

Case: Thermaltake Armor Jr: $106.00

Case Fan: Thermaltake A2017 90mm 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve Blue LED Light: $13.00

PSU: HIPRO HP-P600W/TOP-600P5 ATX V2.01 600W Power Supply 115/230 V - OEM: $70.00

OS: Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM: $90.00

All of that comes up to exactly $1,430.57 After all taxes, savings, and shipping costs.

Also, about the RAM: I know that I should have at least 2GB's, but I am adding a 512 stick from this PC, and possibly another one if I have teh money, then I'll have 2 GB.
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Mmmkay your rig will eat-up nearly every game out there good luck with it!

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Also, about the RAM: I know that I should have at least 2GB's, but I am adding a 512 stick from this PC, and possibly another one if I have teh money, then I'll have 2 GB.
You'd be better off with 2x DDR sticks exactly the same, mixing and matching generally doesn't work out too good
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