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Old 2006-04-25, 07:14   Link #1
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nvidia....7600GT? or 7800GT?

Can't decide......

i read up on anandtech.com and all they gave me was numbers. SOOO i thought i'd ask the almighty Animesuki Tech support forum!

of course the 7800GT was better but more pricey for abotu 100 buck over.... If i get the 7600Gt, will it still be able to play quake 4, doom 3, and Day of Defeat on MAX quality? Or is that little extra boost worth the extra 100?

7600GT= $160
7800GT= $260?
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Old 2006-04-25, 09:22   Link #2
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7800 GS 4tw
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Old 2006-04-25, 09:38   Link #3
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7800 GS 4tw

is the GS faster than the 7800gt?? thought it was slower? not sure....=\ just want something that can play with all maxed out settings with out over doing the budget.
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Old 2006-04-25, 14:23   Link #4
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GS is indeed slower than GT of it's same type. But the 7800 GS should be just a fraction higher than 7600GT yet still have decent specs.

RaistlinMajere:I can only find the 7900GT for $300, care you provide a link (I might need it, thanks)

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Old 2006-04-25, 15:57   Link #5
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Don't touch 7800 anything. If you game in high resolution, get a 7900GT for ~$275. If not, get a 7600GT.
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Old 2006-04-25, 16:24   Link #6
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Bought MSI GF7800 GT with 256 megs of RAM just a little while and been pretty happy with it. Quite a noticeable performance boost when comparing to my old GF6600 (256 RAM). Plus, when giving it in exchange, the price was quite reasonable too: 240 €.

Should last for the next five or six years.
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Old 2006-04-25, 18:42   Link #7
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Don't touch 7800 anything. If you game in high resolution, get a 7900GT for ~$275. If not, get a 7600GT.

I got an ultrasharp 17inch monitor that i'll be gaming on. so....what....should i just get the 7600gt??

man this is a hard decision.......i've seen the 7800GT and its pretty nice. i got a x300 se ATI right now......its alrite......cant do what i want it to do...
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Old 2006-04-25, 20:14   Link #8
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Are we talking about PCI-E video cards here?

- I think the 7800GS is AGP-only
- The 7800GT is an older card than the 7600GT/7900GT.
- I heard that overclocking a 7600GT can reach near-7800GT speeds. Something to think about.
- I have a 7600GT, and I can play nicely at 1024x768 in a 17-inch monitor.
- If you want to play at 1280x1024 or higher, I think you'll want a 7900GT. Almost same price as 7800GT, but newer and performs better.
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Old 2006-04-26, 01:14   Link #9
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7600GT is fine for you. Unless you care about having high values of antialiasing. I can play plenty of games in 1600x1200 with my 6600GT (obviously not like Oblivion though)
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Old 2006-04-26, 07:23   Link #10
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Are we talking about PCI-E video cards here?

- I think the 7800GS is AGP-only
- The 7800GT is an older card than the 7600GT/7900GT.
- I heard that overclocking a 7600GT can reach near-7800GT speeds. Something to think about.
- I have a 7600GT, and I can play nicely at 1024x768 in a 17-inch monitor.
- If you want to play at 1280x1024 or higher, I think you'll want a 7900GT. Almost same price as 7800GT, but newer and performs better.


yea, PCI-E i got an XPS 400. Came with a free 17 inch ultrasharp monitor.

7600GT seems like the winner i guess....for 160 bucks i cant go wrong, but will it be able to play my quake 4 and Day of defeat in ultra high quality??
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Old 2006-04-26, 09:27   Link #11
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If you're like me and sorta of a miser go with the 7600GT. Plus mine is a AGP too. Unless ur rich and don't care about the price and want quality then the 7800GT is for you.

I like the Radeon 9800 ^_^.
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Old 2006-04-26, 11:42   Link #12
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If you're like me and sorta of a miser go with the 7600GT. Plus mine is a AGP too. Unless ur rich and don't care about the price and want quality then the 7800GT is for you.

I like the Radeon 9800 ^_^.

HAAH RICH!! yea right!! if i was rich!! i've probably be going for the 7800GTX or the 7900GTX.

I wouldnt be asking you guys what video card to get if i was rich... damn i wish i was rich.........I guess the 7600GT then.....so far it's 164.96 from monarch computers....hooray!!
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Old 2006-04-26, 12:00   Link #13
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Stop considering 7800 series. Really. It's been replaced and is no longer made.
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Old 2006-04-26, 12:48   Link #14
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Stop considering 7800 series. Really. It's been replaced and is no longer made.
Actually I wouldn't rule it out completely.

Now that it has been replaced maybe someone out there just wants to get rid of their stock of the 7800 GTs with a sale or something.

It is possible that he could get the best bang for the buck with a 7800 GT.


http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearch...iteria=AA40280
260 $ with a 20$ rebate.
(EVGA gives lifetime warranty, so it doesn't matter if it's refurb)

This would drop him inbetween a 7900 GT and 7600 GT pricewise and performance-wise
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Old 2006-04-27, 19:09   Link #15
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Wow, like $30 cheaper than a 7900GT. Great deal indeed.
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Old 2006-04-27, 21:27   Link #16
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I still would like that link with the 7900GT priced at $275, because that would be a bargain.
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Old 2006-04-27, 22:29   Link #17
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http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/produ....do?oid=147049

Doubter.
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Old 2006-04-28, 13:23   Link #18
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oooo I didn't even know you can get them for than price. A 50$ rebate is excellent.

I've looked around and $312 was the best I found for the 7900 GT.
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Old 2006-04-28, 14:28   Link #19
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...X&promoid=1068

comes to about 303.41 US dollars.
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Old 2006-04-28, 19:27   Link #20
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Also consider a ATi Radeon X1800XT 512mb, these cards are a small fraction better then a 7900GT and cost NEARLY the same (~300 online).

link to newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102697

But if you still want a nvidia card, then just spend the extra for a 7900GT. It's more worth it. When you overclock a 7900GT you can surpass a 7800GTX

Also what are the specs for the rest of your computer? There could be a chance that the other components in your computer are not fast enough to handle such a high card as a 78/7900.
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