Should i bother? 7800GT to 7900GT

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by ntfx, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    Hi,

    I was interested in a 7900 GT but should i really bother upgrading to it from my 7800 GT?
    i figured the less power usage, smaller die, higher overclock could possibly be.

    But would it really be worth my time from a 7800 GT when i can play most things maxed anyway?

    Or should i try wait for a 8600 Ultra or lowering in the 8*00 range?
     
  2. Netgamer

    Netgamer Ancient Guru

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    no, i would not go from a 7800GT to a 7900GT
     
  3. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    bet you would go to one from that 6600LE though !
     
  4. Luvabud

    Luvabud Master Guru

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    I would get the 8600, I usally wait untill the graphics can do twice what mine can do then upgarde, but this year it's gonna be all new hardware for the fisrt time in 6 years.
     

  5. grunger

    grunger Ancient Guru

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    I was wondering about this too - we have similar specs apart from the fact you have an X2
     
  6. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    Ha yeah very similar systems actually!
     
  7. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    but would the 128bit bus 8600 GTS's be alright?

    seen them on ebay 180 canadian buy it now!
     
  8. Luvabud

    Luvabud Master Guru

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    Actually I wouldn't touch the 8600GT either, may be the ultra if I was desperate, fine it's got dx10 but it might not be that much faster than what you have or as much as you would like, I'm waiting for nvidia to shrink their gpu.
     
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  9. S_Kinton

    S_Kinton Ancient Guru

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    I would stick with what you've got until you can afford something better than a 8600 series card. The 128bit bus absolutely cripples the performance. Despite the memory being ddr3 and running a pretty high speed.

    Aim for a 256bit card, 512mb of ram. That will see you alot longer than an 8600 card. I am very sceptical of the 8600s ability to render dx10 games a good resolution. Fair enough, there arent any dx10 games to test, but 128bit bus with dx10 level graphics just aint gonna cut it imo
     
  10. Netgamer

    Netgamer Ancient Guru

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    I would go from a 6600LE back to my old 6800 LoL

    This thing Sucks, but its all the $ i had left after jumping to PCIe and DDR2
     

  11. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    I wouldn't even load a game on that 6600LE, no offence, But yeah i had a 6800 GT before this, and I loved that badboy.
     
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  13. ntfx

    ntfx Guest

    Not interested in ATI, Had them numerous times before, and always been nothing but trouble. Not to invite offensive fanboy remarks or anything, Because when they do work, they perform better than the nvidia counterpart i admit.

    Can't afford the 8800GTS right now, But i had a decent offer on my 7800 GT which meant i could get a 7900 GT with only about 20 dollars cash on top.

    Just trying to reason it thats all. I think i'll wait a bit...
     
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    Netgamer Ancient Guru

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    BF2, Everything on High, aa 2x and 1024x768 Res, Oced my card to 400/800
     
  15. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    SLI 7800gt`s??
     

  16. Terrorizor

    Terrorizor Ancient Guru

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    if its only gonna cost you 20 extra bux go for it, its faster than what you have now and itll overclock better, not to mention your gaining 4 rendering pipes at higher clocks.

    if you can hold out and save a few more bux and get at least a 320mb or 640 mb 8800gts youd be better off.or just try to hold out for the 8900 refreshes, theres bound to be a GS version that will be highly affordable.
     
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  17. ebucemag

    ebucemag Master Guru

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    When I made the jump to 7900gt from 7800gt there was defiantly a noticeable difference....
     
  18. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    If its only 20 bucks more, I'd probably do it. Honestly, its not going to make a HUGE difference either way. Is your performance suffering too bad to wait and save for a better card?
     
  19. aircool

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    Get another 7800GT, and then enjoy that :)
     
  20. FlawleZ

    FlawleZ Ancient Guru

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    Considering you can pick another 7800GT for a very reasonable price online now, I would say that's a pretty good idea. I know dudecat sold his 7800GT for ~$130? You could probably pick one up now for ~$100 or so if you look hard enough.
     

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