more 7900 questions! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 240
Default more 7900 questions!

From what ive heard 7900GT/GTX will be coming out pretty soon. Anyone know if there will be a price drop in the 7800 series, and more importantly will they stop making them. If yes, any idea when?
Thanks!

Edit: sorry about the sig, just realized its WAY to bit. Ill change it now
__________________

__________________
<a href=\"http://www.dynasig.net/?id=3738\"><img src=\"http://serve.dynasig.net/3738.gif\" width=\"350\" height=\"85\" alt=\"Signature\" border=\"0\" /></a><br />
Chris_PC is offline  
Old 02-26-2006, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi
Default

The 7800 series will drop in price accordingly... I would guess that the 7800GTX would have to be about 275, because the 7900GT is supposed to be 300-350. The 7800GT would probably be 225ish...

Retailers have put in their last orders for the 7800GT's. They're going to quit making them pretty quick because the 7900's are cheaper to make and perform better.

Ryan
__________________

__________________

<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb


Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Old 02-26-2006, 08:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

Think of the 7900GT as you are getting a 7800GTX 512MB (currently $700) for the price of a 7800GT. Not counting new games will need the power tha the 7900 series provides for max settings.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 02-27-2006, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
Think of the 7900GT as you are getting a 7800GTX 512MB (currently $700) for the price of a 7800GT. Not counting new games will need the power tha the 7900 series provides for max settings.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29928

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=29931

Actually the 7900GT is going to replace the 7800GTX 256MB because it has 24 pipes and clocked at 450mhz core. The 7900GTX has 24 pipes and is clocked at 650mhz, it's about 8-10% faster then the 7800GTX 512MB. Looks like the X1900 XTX still hold the performance crown.

Looks like ATI won this battle against nVidia
Waphlez is offline  
Old 02-27-2006, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Beefcake


Looks like ATI won this battle against nVidia
ATI won the "raw-power" battle. Not the drivers battle.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 02-27-2006, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4
Default

if they lower prices Id probably trade in my 7800GT for GTX (Ill add some money thoug)
petrovich is offline  
Old 02-27-2006, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Waphlez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ohio, United States
Posts: 1,976
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by beedubaya
ATI won the "raw-power" battle. Not the drivers battle.
True. But my friend has a X1800XT and the drivers serves everything he uses them for with no problems which is mostly gaming.

Unless the drivers are horrendously bad I'll take raw-power over better drivers, not to mention it has FX10 blending, FX10 and FP 16 multi-sampling antialiasing in and nVidia does not. But SLI is more efficient then Xfire but I don't plan on going down those roads (even though I got a SLI mobo and might be getting the X1900XT )

I still stand by the fact that the X1900XT holds it's own or is faster, escpecially in FEAR, against the 7800GTX 512MB. I'm sure more and more games will start using a lot more shaders like FEAR, good move by ATI.

The 7900GTX will most likely out perform the X1900XT in Doom 3, Quake 4, and ET: Quake wars because they are nVidia biased. Either way, X1900XTX or 7900GTX you getting some serious firepower.
Waphlez is offline  
Old 02-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi
Default

A friend of mine who lurks in the forums found an article. The 7900 series will come in 2 flavors... 512mb and 1gb...

Ryan
__________________

<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb


Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 01:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 300
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by FghtinIrshNvrDi
The 7800 series will drop in price accordingly... I would guess that the 7800GTX would have to be about 275, because the 7900GT is supposed to be 300-350. The 7800GT would probably be 225ish...
Ryan
HOLY S|-|iT!.. What a price drop!... nice and i never heard a IGB vid card will there br a price drop for the 7900 when the GF 8 series comes out? ta.
__________________
Sig reinstated SigSanta
Kazama is offline  
Old 02-28-2006, 05:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX:
32 pipelines
700MHz core (maybe 750MHz)
512MB 1800MHz GDDR3 1.1ns memory
made on 90nm process

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT:
24 pipelines
650MHz core
1400MHz 512MB memory

http://www.dvhardware.net/article9768.html
__________________

maroon1 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.