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Which to Get 7900GTX or X1900xtx

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Clairvoyant, 11 May 2006.

  1. Clairvoyant


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,140

    Location: Torbay, Devon, UK

    Im upgrading from a XFX 7800 GTX

    But which one to get, need fast reply, Im stuck.
  2. BubbySoup


    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 2,846

    Location: Cardiff

    There are 100 million other threads like this ...

    To summarise them all ; both are fine cards, get whichever you have a preference for.

    Personally, I would purchase a X1900XTX
  3. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,692

    Location: In a house

    The x1900, and 7900 GTX are the same, both are on par with each other.

    Just decide what you want, as they both had advantages, and disadvantages.

    7900 GTX, is cooler, quieter, and uses less power than the x1900.

    x1900 is louder, hotter, uses more power, but can do AA+HDR at the same time which Nvidia cards can't.


    Could save another £24 and get the x1900 XT, and clock it to an XTX. :)
    Last edited: 11 May 2006
  4. Things change I've changed


    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,478

    Location: The Orion Spur

    b-cos of the special price on the OcUK GeForce 7900 GTX 512MB card this week I'm temped to upgrade from my 7800gtx, people have mention'd in the past tho that I will see no improvement due to my processor and the res I play my games at (1280x1024), is this strickly true ?, I do like to use 16AF and 4AA on most games,

    Games that are struggling on my system are, Fear, Quake, COD2, Condemnd, Oblivion, All set at 16AF and 4AA.

    Last edited: 11 May 2006
  5. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: The Place To Be

    I wish people would stop thinking the 7900GTXs are suddenly fantastic prices. They were way over-priced in the first place, and in terms of raw performance the X1900XTX is a better card.
  6. Things change I've changed


    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,478

    Location: The Orion Spur

    dude i agree that x1900XTX is better, but,

    1. I would have to upgrade my psu

    2. I'm very fussy about fan noise

    3. Heat is a major issue in my system at the mo, what with my ppu in there my gtx idles at 65 and I know the x1900xtx's run hot.

    Any other opinions regarding my post no4, cheers
    Last edited: 11 May 2006
  7. AceCard


    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 124

    OK SO AA + HDR is nice, but personally i'd still rather have a cooler, quieter, less power hungry card for the same price as a x1900xt.

    think about it another way............people building a system will need to spend more on psu and case cooling if crossfiring ati's card(not to mention the mastercard melarkie :eek: )

    not to mention ati's poor openGL track record.

    i do agree the x1900xt series is better, but its all about pro's and con's.
  8. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,692

    Location: In a house

    You'll see loads of improvement, you'll be able to crank AA/AF right up and improve the eye candy no end, im using an x1800 XT 512mb at that resolution perfectly fine. :)

    Oops, didn't see you already had a 7800 GTX, would still get some improvement i guess, but not by a huge amount.
  9. Alexrose1uk


    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,587

    Location: Milton Keynes

    lol..I'm running oblivion tweaked highest settings aa+af+hdr and it looks amazing. Lowest I drop is in oblivion towers, and thats a killer. Running a basic 1900xt got on offer when they were for 260-270 too so bloody amazing card.
    Every other game I have this game chews through. Haven;t even bothered clocking cos its soo fast now.
    Dunno whether its still the case, but ATI used to take a lower perf hit using aa+af too