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What should i do

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LetsHaveIt, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. LetsHaveIt

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    Ok i have a 7800GTX 256MB BFG card, now should i get another 7800GTX in SLi or get a 7900GTX 512MB or any other options eg 7950 or X1900 etc, got a Dell 24" so play games at high res :confused:
     
  2. spacegrass

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    I would get the HIS radeon x1800xt 512mb from here for £205 inc vat
     
  3. marc2003

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    i'm well out of the loop with highend gfx nowadays, but is that a really an upgrade from a 7800gtx..... :confused:
     
  4. LetsHaveIt

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    thats what i was thinking too
     
  5. LoadsaMoney

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    It is an upgrade, but for the performace increase its not worth it, id either go for the x1900/7900 GTX, or if you want bags of eye candy at uber widescreen resolutions, then the 7950 GX2 can't be touched. :)
     
    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  6. Dark_Angel

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    Maybe I am missing something, but why dont he just grab a cheap 7800GTX and SLI... I mean, it would be the easiest cheapest option. Specially till DX10?
     
  7. easyrider

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    This card will be useless at the res he wants to game at so why suggest it? :confused:
    Not much faster than the card he has either.

    The card to get is the GX2 7950,Will be great for that resolution too.
    I have one on its way!
     
  8. Dark_Angel

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    Easyrider, why on earth are you getting a 7850? I mean, would it not be easier and cheaper to just add another 7950? maybe I am missing something?
     
  9. Darkwave

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    Stick with what you have, it's a great card and should easily last until the middle of next year (when DirectX 10 games begin to proliferate.) If you just have to upgrade though, going from a 7800GTX to anything short of a 7900GTX or X1900XT wouldn't be worth it at all.

    Adding a second 7800GTX would be a good option too, if you can find one for a decent price.
     
  10. Logsi

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    If you could get a 7800GTX for say at most £150 i would definately go for it mate!
     
  11. fullfat

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    i think even the 7800gtx will start to struggle in very recent games such as oblivion or condemned for instance, 1920x1200 is one hell of a resolution for a single card to power

    by far the best and cheapest course of action as long as you have a good enough PSU, the only thing that would be better than this option is to upgrade to a 7950 and thats alot of money
     
  12. LetsHaveIt

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    i have a Enermax Noisetaker 600W EG701AX-VE so i should be ok, but do i need another BFG 7800GTX to match for SLi :confused:
     
  13. fullfat

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    no, afaik you can use any 7800gtx from any board partner now with the recent drivers going back a little while now too. im pretty sure though, that if you got a slower clocked card, the faster card would auto match the slower cards clocks. but having never has SLi i cant say for deffinate, im sure someone will put you right if im wrong though
     
  14. gt_junkie

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    I'd go with adding a 7800gtx for now and then upgrade to a dx10 card when they eventually arrive! 7800's in sli should work fine at that high res! :)

    gt_junkie