x1900 vs 7900

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  1. fakeyfakerson

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    im thinking of finally upgrading my 9800 pro, but cant seem to make a decision between the x1900 or the 7900. im thinking between a 300-350 price range, might be able to go higher, but definitely not over 400. i remember people saying the x1900 is better, for costs a lot more, but im not sure. anyone know which would be better for the price, or have a link comparing the two? i have an AMD athlon 64 3500+ and 1.5gb ram if that makes a difference.
     
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    Well your 9800 pro is an AGP card and the 2 high end ones you mentionned are PCI-e. So you would need a motherboard upgrade before doing anything.
     
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    X1900 is better, and not more expensive than the 7900.
     
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    nVidia > ATi...
     
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    the x1900 is a newer arch, than the nv4x, but as usually ati's drivers hold it back... Go with nvidia..or better yet, wait for both co's to release their dx10 parts this summer/fall and decide then.
     
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    7900GT is substantially cheaper. And not a bad performer. But definately doesn't hang with X1900s.
    If you overclock and aren't against doing volt mods. The one for the 7900GT is easy as pie, and i run GTX clocks perfectly fine all day (with HSF @ 5V even).
     
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    Try January more likely.

    With the waiting for new tech attitude, you end up never buying a new PC as new better tech is out every few months.
     
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    do they make 256 x1900? that's all i could find on newegg.
     
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    And I'm definitely ready to upgrade now, pretty soon my 9800 pro won't even be able to run the latest games, and right now it's the only thing holding my 3500+ and 1.5gb of ram back.
     
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    you really think 512mb is really usefull? notrly.
     

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