Somebody find me a video card. v. ready to order.

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    I just can't make up my mind.

    1. nvidia rather than ati.
    2. 512MB.
    3. eVga is preferred

    Emmet suggested a evga 7950GT KO Superclocked ~$280 after MIR in another thread.

    I also considered the new 8800 GTS @ ~$490 but that is a bit out of my budget. I could still swing it but I may get some buyers remorse.

    I have everything already picked out. The only thing holding me back is the video card.
    I am alos on vaction all week and I have most of next week off so it would be a good time to order and get everything in and put it all together.
     
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    Somebody talk me in or out of something.

    I like evga because of the step up program. How would it work if I got the 8800GTS for 500 (just rounding off) and then within 90 days the GTX dropped to 550? Would I just have to pay ~$50?

    Then again, I have seen used 79xx evga's for sale also. :confused: :confused:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I would seriously think about delaying the build for just a few weeks.

    There will be more models available that will fit your budget.

    The 8800 series is the equivalent of the Intel Core 2 Duo in that it just blew the doors off of everything before it.

    An 8800gs when it gets released, will still be incredible. And probably much more affordable.

    And eVga being the way they are, will probably have a bunch of different levels of that card available before long.
     
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    I know. I just am tired of waiting. In this time there's always something else right aroiund the corner.
    My main pc died almost 4 weeks ago. So I've been using my work laptop for everything. I don't have any of my programs on it for video editing and stuff.
    Just ready to have a new build and maybe throw a few games on it.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    The main reason I suggested waiting is because those cards are directx 10 capable. That would future proof your comp for a while.

    But if you just want to get it in gear, there's nothing wrong with the 7950.

    I have the eVga 7900GT superclocked card, and it's outstanding.
    I don't expect to upgrade this build for a while.
    Directx 10 or not.
     
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    So you have this one?

    7900 GT:
    Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Core clock: 500MHz
    DirectX: DirectX 9
    DVI: 2
    Memory Clock: 1500 MHz (effective)
    Memory Interface: 256-bit
    OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
    PixelPipelines: 24
    TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video/Composite Out
    VIVO: No




    The 7950 KO Superclocked:
    Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Core clock: 600MHz
    DirectX: DirectX 9
    DVI: 2
    Memory Clock: 1450(effective)
    Memory Interface: 256-bit
    OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
    PixelPipelines: 24
    TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video/Composite Out
    VIVO: No



    So is the 7950 newer than the 7900GT? The specs loook similar but the 7950 only has Memory Clock: 1450(effective).
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Mine has 550 and 1580 respectively.

    The 7950 is newer, yeah, and it has double the memory of the 7900.

    But the eVga site shows the 7950 superclocked as having 580 and 1580
    rather than the 600 and 1450 you are showing :dunno:

    Either way, my guess is the speed of the two would be pretty close in practice, and I would go with the 7950 for the extra memory as long as they are priced similarly.

    Or wait for a gs version of the 8800...:naughty:
     

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