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Buff_K
03-11-2007, 09:33 AM
Gday.

Should I buy a 7900GT (not sure what memory) second hand from a mate for $150 or buy a new 8600GT 512MB for a little bit more?

I have no idea on graphics cards, but I play a lot of games on my pc. Currently have a 6600.

Thanks.

Greven
03-11-2007, 11:44 AM
7900GT would blow the 8600 out of the water

steveroby
03-11-2007, 01:07 PM
How would 2 SLI's 7900GT's compare to a 8800GT??

Just wondering what upgrade path to take.

Pete O'Neil
03-11-2007, 01:27 PM
2 7900GT's would probably offer similar or slightly less performance when compared with the 8800GT but would also use twice as much power and generate twice as much heat.

You also need to remember that single card solutions are normally cheaper, sell your existing 7900GT on TradeMe and the difference between what you receive for the 7900GT and a 8800GT will likely be less than a second 7900GT.

8800GT FTW

qazwsxokmijn
03-11-2007, 06:34 PM
Buy the 7900GT.

Don't bother with SLi 7900GT. Go for 8800GT.

altrounson
03-11-2007, 09:12 PM
depends if u got vista or xp the 8600 is made for vista as the 7 series isint

altrounson
03-11-2007, 09:13 PM
How would 2 SLI's 7900GT's compare to a 8800GT??

Just wondering what upgrade path to take.


doint no about the gt but i do no that 2 7900s in SLI cant beat 1 8800GTX

qazwsxokmijn
03-11-2007, 10:08 PM
depends if u got vista or xp the 8600 is made for vista as the 7 series isint
The only difference between the two series in terms of OS capabilities is the fact that the 8 series has DX10 support, and 7 only DX9. Vista doesn't use DX10 for its graphics interface, and so a 7 series card will do just fine.

And 2x 7900GTs doesn't equal to an 8800GTX in performance. Only 2x 7900GTXs does, I think.

Greven
04-11-2007, 03:19 PM
If you do decide to get an 8800GT, make sure it will fit in your case. They are a massive card.

Buff_K
05-11-2007, 08:54 AM
Does anyone have any opinions on these two 7900GT cards on trademe (my mate has put his card in another computer now):

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-125019952.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-125783176.htm

Pete O'Neil
05-11-2007, 09:00 AM
Does anyone have any opinions on these two 7900GT cards on trademe (my mate has put his card in another computer now):

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-125019952.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Video-cards/PCIExpress/auction-125783176.htm
The second XFX one is the better of the two, its has a slightly fast core. Might be worth considering a new 8600GT or GTS if your willing to spend that much money atleast you'd get a warranty and I'm pretty sure the 8600 is faster than a 7900GT.

Probably worth saving up some money and considering the 8800GT or 2900PRO, theres meant to be a 2900GT on its way that should cost about the same as the 8600 and eat it for dinner.

Greven
05-11-2007, 01:31 PM
http://www.neoseeker.com/resourcelink.html?rid=138149

Unless the GT brings a large improvement over the GTS, go with the 7900

Buff_K
06-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Thanks guys

SgtAllen
06-11-2007, 04:25 PM
Id definately save for the 8800 or the radeons 2900pro, because how far down the road will it be till you need these or better anyways? atleast then you can buy a second one and crossfire or sli and get by for a bit longer.

If you upgrade to a second 7900, then how long will it be till those cards get surpassed?

If you sell your 7900, and save up a little bit here and there, an 8800 or 2900 isnt too far out of your ball park. And you will definately notice an improvement over sli'd 7900's


-Sarge