DirectX10 - 7950

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by mmoscosa, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. mmoscosa

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    exuse my noobness, but if I buy a 7950GT will it be able to work with Direct 10?! or is impossible to happen?!
    you say that the 7950GT was going to cost 300dlls but in evga webpage is 3750dlls could it be cheaper on newegg (same evga)
    cheers
     
  2. Undercova

    Undercova Master Guru

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    Not a single card at the moment supports DX10, that includes 7950GT
     
  3. mmoscosa

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    so.... you believe its a waste of time and money to buy the 7950GT?
     
  4. Decane

    Decane Ancient Guru

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    That depends on how you define "a waste of money". If purchasing a GPU that can't do DX10 is a waste of money, then all cards out on the market are a waste of money.
     

  5. DrFreeze

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    no, all DX10 games for the next two years will be able to run in dx9 mode too, granted, without the extra eye candy from dx10, but it will still run

    and still, for Dx10 you NEED windows vista, no Dx10 for XP, and seeing how XP wont launch for a while, the first true Dx10 games are still a long way off

    it depends on your upgrade cycle, if you want a card to last four years, buying now would be unwise, if you are content with it lasting two years, one of which where you wont get state of the art visual, then the 7950GT is one sweet card

    but please, post some system specs, that way we can give more tuned advice
     
  6. mmoscosa

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    Ok... well the specs are (ive just bought the system.. i am just waiting for the 7950GT to come out)

    • AMD AM2 X2 DualCore 4600+
    • Corsair XMMS 2x512Mb Ram
    • 250HD 16MB Cache
    • GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
     
  7. DrFreeze

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    nice system, looks like you are serious about gaming huh ;)

    anyway, a 7950GT would be a pretty good match for your system, if you really really really want to jump on the Dx10 bandwagon as soon as GF8 launches, i suggest getting a 7600GT (can be had for $140 these days) to hold you over untill the 8800GT (or something, seeing how the GT name has gone on for 2 whole generations looks like its gonna be axed soon :p) launches
     
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    What is a 7950GT? Better than the GX2?
     
  9. Rochin

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    How much did you pay for that system? I just put togeather a E6400 system for a friend for about 800.
     
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    I think Ill go for the 7950GT and maybe try some Sli before going to DX10... also I am a Linux guy!! Nvidia has good suport for linux (or the other way around) and I think i could get max performance for a couple of months..
    I think Ill take the risk hehe
     

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    Without the Video Card it was 6500dlls
     
  12. fivefeet8

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    The 7950gt is not better than a 7950gx2 in performance. It's basically an overclocked 7900gt with HDCP included by default and 512 megs of ram standard. All that for $300 US MSRP.
     
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    that means that I can still overclock the 7950GT and get bettet performance?!

    :tomcat:
     
  14. DrFreeze

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    basicly its a GTX with its clock slightly lowered, i think 550 mhz core, not sure on the ram, but it should be right between the regular GT and GTX

    and mmcosa, if you mainly run linux, then Dx10 is irelevant, as all linux games use OpenGL

    ill be sitting out the first gen Dx10 cards, im going to wait untill vista is out a good half year and amd launches it K8L, so around next year this time ill start looking again, untill then my dual GTs still kick ass :p
     
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    No, it doesn't work quite that way. All G71 cards (7900GS, 7900GT, 7900GTX, 7950GT, Gainward 7800GS (supposedly), 7950GX2, and so on) will overclock to the same levels when voltmodded (a task that is particually easy for G71 cards when you have a conductive pen handy). Because of this, it is usually wise to buy the lowest priced card for the core you want (assuming it has adequite memory size and speed).

    -Saucy
     

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    If you are serious about your gaming then I suggest you go with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 or E6400 for a good bang for the buck.
     
  17. mmoscosa

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    So you recomen that I hould buy the 7900GT instead of the 7950GT
    Both with 512M of Video and 24 pipelines.. I was told that the 7950GT was better because it had 1 more vertex pipelien or something like tat and HDCP

    what dou you say?!
     
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    I agree. Those Core 2 Duos are kick-arse CPUs in terms of bang for the buck, especially the E6600 and E6300. ;)
     
  19. fivefeet8

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    The 7950gt and the 7900gt both have the same number of pipelines and vertex shaders. The only difference is the reference clocks, 512 megs of ram as standard, and HDCP as standard.

    I think only most Super Clocked 7900gt cards are clocked at the reference 7950gt speeds. A 256 meg 7900gt is a bit cheaper nowadays, but it's performance is also a bit lower because of the 256 megs and it's reference clocks being much lower unless you get the factory overclocked versions which still lacks the 512 megs of ram and HDCP support.

    Most of the 7900gt's 512 megs are going for over $300 these days as well, so it would be better to get the 7950gt over them since the price is pretty much the same. Until we get these new 7950gt's, we won't really know how far they can overclock. I'd especially like to know how far they can overclock with the standard cooling and without any volt mods.
     
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    Truthfully, the extra ram in the 7950 isn't going to justlfy the price difference over the 7900GT until massive texture games such as crysis come out. And you're going to want a DX10 card for crysis anyways.

    -Saucy
     

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