7900GS epxeriences?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Chock, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Chock

    Chock Ancient Guru

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    Heres the thing. a friend of mine was let down by his rig yesterday night and his 7800gtx broke. i know the msi 7800gtx isnt avaible anymore in german shops and i am pretty sure he will be offered a replacement. i adviced him to deny the replacement card if its not a 7800gtx and take the money back.

    ap. 350euro.

    i looked into the matter and checked for his hardware. my question:

    any users here with a 7900gs that can tell me something about the performance (maybe compared to a 7800gtx). i was planing on taking the money and replacing his broken card with 2x7900gs that cost about 100euro and ontop of that buy an opteron for him. all 3 pieces of yummyumm would cost about 350euro.

    7900GS sli would beat a 7800gtx for sure. would 1 be able to do the trick?

    would be thankfull for some feedback since i jumped the 7series completly and went from ati 800xt to 8800gtx :) i know my way around performancewise but im a litle puzzled about this card in particular.

    XFX 7800GS running at 600/1600. the specs look awesome for this kind of card even tough it has 4pp's less then his old 7800gtx. (the clocks alone should actualy do the trick in totaly owning his older card)
     
  2. robotman

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    7900gs does own a 7800gtx when it is oc get it ,and vmod it and u got a beast
     
  3. bug77

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    IIRC correctly, mine gets almost 9k in 3DMark05 with the factory o/c. Without any volt mod, it can go another 100MHz on mem (200 effective) and way over 100MHz on the core. Though I don't need it for 1280x1024.
     
  4. FlawleZ

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    Only when you don't overclock the 7800GTX. You can Vmod the 7800GTX as well and its an entirely different ball game. Mine scores just shy of 10K in 3DMark05. The 7900GS is a great bang for buck card and offers very similar performance to the 7800GTX because of its high clock speeds. However, you should really only recommend something like a 7950GT or higher at this point. Losing 4 PP will only decrease the card's ability to handle high resolution and detail settings as well.
     

  5. nicugoalkeper

    nicugoalkeper Master Guru

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    I agree !
     
  6. RaveFusion

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    7900GS Just kicks ass , i play any game with it at max settings on 1280x1024 , getting 160fps on CS:S (with the ****ty motherboard and ram on my specs) and might get more once my new motherboard and ram arrives , you wont be dissapointed if you buy 1 , and sli would be like .. a lil beast :dave:
     
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    I use 7900GS in SLI and my kit flies, playing bioshock at the moment in 1650 x 1050 with everything on. also they overclock so easily and for the money its good value
     
  8. BIGWORM

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    PNY 7900GS is the "budget" card so to speak. It's only 120 on newegg right now (at least $40 bucks less than any other brand), so if you pick that up over in Germany (somehow), you SHOULD see that price drop with the PNY brand, hopefully. Only downside about it is reviews says it doesn't OC that well (w/o a vmod obviously). I'd give that a shot. I plan on picking one up soon.
     
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    I bought a 7900gs and did the mods it rocks I got 11164 on 3dmark05 witha zalman it never goes over 60-65 now



    Definitely a good buy:cheers:
     
  10. Ali_NZ

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    Yeah the 7900gs is a great card. Just make sure you dont get a Sparkle cool-pipe one -_-
     

  11. Chock

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    ok we got a quick answer, hell be given back the money because i told him to not take the 8800gts 320.

    ill help him out the next days in the shop. well buy 2x 7900gs and an opteron 180 for that money.

    the 7900gs cards are clocked 600/1600 so no much need for overclock.
     
  12. fiika

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    I had the same card in my rig when I had an E6300 and got about 52xx in 3D06. With Bioshock & MOHA it was OK at 1280 x 1024 with high/max settings but did seem to struggle at times. Upgraded to an E6700 and 3D06 only went to about 56xx and Bioshock and MOHA really didn't improve as much as I thought they would so I figured that it was at its limits so to speak. Upgraded to an 8800GTS and now nothing seems to slow it down.

    If your friend is looking at playing newer titles I'd suggest an 8800GTS of some description as the 7900GS seems to be getting a bit long in the tooth for the newer titles. (especially if he enjoys eye-candy gaming)
     
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    Ya,I was playing the Crysis beta with everything on high was getting 8-10 FPS lol.I had to turn everything down to medium,that was at 1280x960 tho.




    I would be curious to know how the sli worked out tho:bounce:
     
  14. Ali_NZ

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    ^ lol, you crushed my hopes of running crysis with my current card.
     
  15. bug77

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    Or, if you can wait till November, the upcoming 8700(?) looks like a sweet deal.
     

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    I own both a 7800 GTX Stock, & a 7900 GS OC

    In my experience they perform exactly the SAME with all the Benchmarks i ran with the two. The 7900 GS is slightly faster though by 2 or 3 FPS.

    He will be happy with a 7900 GS for sure.
     
  17. Chock

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    i dont think you read the thread that carefully :)

    i was never talking about a single card. its going to be a sli setup and i told him not to take a 8800gts because he only has a 4000 sandiego core singlecore cpu and we will upgrade it aswell.
     
  18. Frohman0905

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    Why shouldn't he take it? Look at my profile, I have a 4000+ and my 8800gts runs like a dream on my computer. I can max out any game you give me. I was told that moh airborne is optimised for dual cores and that you get bad performance with a single core. I have a single core and I can run it maxed out @ 1280x1024 with 4x supersampling aa and 16xaf
     
  19. easy2007

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    frohman wot frame rates you get in CS:S coz i have a 8800GTS 320mb coming my way in about a week. got it really cheap a third of the price so i think it was well worth it. jsut wondered you see as u have a single core cpu.
     
  20. FlawleZ

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    Yeah, I've got a decently clocked 4000+ @3.2Ghz and my Opteron @ 2.8Ghz and I have seen maybe 2-3% performance increase with my Opteron in several games and that's mostly just due to the Windows background processes are managed by my other core and one core is dedicated to play the game. Even BioShock which is multicore threaded saw almost 0 improvement. Yes, I have the AMD optimizer, and yes I have the Hotfix. The fact of the matter is, if you have a fast single core, YOU ARE NOT holding your video card back enough to matter. Especially with an AMD CPU at the moment. The main reason people are seeing such increases with C2D's is because the C2D's are just THAT much faster in single threaded games and applications. It really hinges FAR less on the multicore aspect than most people realize. This is how it is now and will be for the very near future. As programmers become more adept in dual and multicore programming, games will take more and more advantage of more than 1 CPU, but for now, people like Frohman shouldn't worry about it one bit as I'm speaking from personal experience.
     

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