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So who bought one then? (7900)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by mmj_uk, 10 Mar 2006.

  1. mmj_uk

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

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    I just received my XFX Extreme Edition, clocked at 690/1750 default (almost as fast as XXX version and far cheaper, it's no wonder OCUK chose not to stock it).

    My initial impressions are wow silence, it's no louder than my previous Leadtek 7800GTX256 (which was quiet!), temps seem to be far less than my previous card despite the obvious 240MHz GPU increase!!

    Quick run of 3dmark06 gets around 6350 with FX60 equivalent. :D

    Well I'm well impressed, a nice bleeding-edge card with a silent fan and a simple non-resource hogging slow as an ass control panel, this ones a keeper unlike the last one (X1900XTX). ;)
     
  2. Bennah

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Jul 2004

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    Location: Sunny Manchester

    Any 05 scores?

    Whats your FX60 clocked at?

    Your gunner have some fun with that card :D
     
  3. easyrider

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    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

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    Me!

    But I bought a 7900 GT 520/1500.

    I hope I can get close to GTX speeds :D
     
  4. Kyo

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    EDIT : Hehe scratch that i just found it :D. One thing though i think i found the card your talking about but not sure about the far cheaper bit :confused:
     
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  5. Bennah

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    Can you run your 7800 GT in 05 and 06 please. Then when you get the 7900 GT run that in 05 and 06 at the same system settings to see how actual difference there is please?

    It would be very handy to know.

    Cheers :)
     
  6. Bennah

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    Looks to be the 512MB GTX 675 / 1700 version. But it looks like he didnt get it from here.
     
  7. easyrider

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    yep :)
     
  8. Kyo

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    I think the one he on about is one up on it. there a 690/1750 version i can see that XFX does but it pretty expensive :eek:

    ROFL - scratch that again i can see what he means now again. He saved himself quite a bit of money compared from the 7800GTX xxx Xtreme version compared to his new card but still a bit too pricey for me.

    What confused me the most was that i the difference in core speed is not 240 but (7800GTX xxx Extreme 550 core) and his new card 512 GTX 690 = 140 jump between the 2 cards. If he was referring to a standard 450 GT/GTX card then that figure adds up.
     
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  9. Goksly

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    Joined: 5 Mar 2003

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    Location: Nottingham

    Can you post some benches with high quality? Most people will be forced to play with that setting due to the shimmering... so yeah - lets see the results when the image quality is more on par with ATI :}
     
  10. Mr Fujisawa

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2005

    Posts: 658

    im running a 4800+ at 2.7ghz and currently have a 7800gtx ee at 490core 1.3mem. ive gone for the 675core 1.7mem xfx gtx which whould arrive tomorrow (dont let me down ocuk), that should give me a nice bump in performance, i really just want to have 4xAA on in games instead of my current 2xAA. i might even be able to squeez it up to 700core :) though if my current xfx is anything go by, putting it even 1mhz over that 490 results in artifacts :O
     
  11. Bennah

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    What res do you play your games at?
     
  12. Mr Fujisawa

    Hitman

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    1360x768 on 26" sharp screen
     
  13. Bennah

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    Ah, I see. A large res then. Hopefully the 7900 GTX would be a big of a boost for you.

    Ever thought of trying out a X1900 XTX ?
     
  14. Mr Fujisawa

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    only ati card ive ever owned was a 9800pro cause at the time the gffx was rubbish, but i still prefer nvidias drivers, catalyst gave me nothing but problems
     
  15. Bennah

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    Ah ok.

    Good luck with the new card anyways. Be sure to post results when you get it :)

    Thanks.
     
  16. jrodga2k5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,815

    Location: Scotland

    Yeah will be interesting to see results, I doubt it will be much faster than the x1900xt-x but we'll see with driver updates, the direct x 10 war will ebgin soon tho ;)

    Oh yeah anyone like the new SIg?! ;P
     
  17. Arcane

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Aug 2005

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    Location: Ealing, London

    Ordered an XFX 7900gtx, the standard 650 one, I'll be stunned if it doesn't manage 700 through coolbits, 50mhz clock jump isn't worth the extra imo. I'll probably get another one next month if it struggles with the LCD at 1680x1080.
     
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  18. Mr Fujisawa

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    right i should get mine deliverd tomorrow acording to city link, will be sure to post benchies
     
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  19. Bennah

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    Arcane, I would be supirsed if it does struggle with the rig you have. Getting another one, would just make your rig even better. 3000MHz FX power and 2 7900 GTX's... enough said :D
     
  20. Arcane

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    Location: Ealing, London

    Unfortunately I suffer terribly from upgrade addiction....it's never enough. :D