Opinions on the EVga 7900GT

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by lancer, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Any one have any opinions on this?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130281

    I saw a review on the asus one, which stated that the 7800gtx was a faster card...BUT, the EVga one i was looking at is 50mhz faster on the core clock and 150mhz faster on the memory clock, basically 500mhz and 1500mhz respectively, which is far faster than the 7800gtx, they both have 24 pipelines.

    Plus the massive benefit that the EVga is only $319

    So would the 7900gt be a good buy.

    I'm just going to build a whole new system, that will hopefully last for a couple of years, so i'm kinda going all out. (well kinda all out anyway :) )
     
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  2. LeeJend

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    evga makes a nice set of cards. They come in multiple flavors with factory overclocking and better cooling solutions on the higher priced versions with the same GPU.

    That is the mid range card in the 7900GT series. You pay $20 extra for 10% more GPU speed. Not a bad deal but I prefer to make the overclocking decision myself. (I had a bad experience with a GE3 gainward that was overclocked. I have flashbacks every time I see "factory overclocked".)

    http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?family=GeForce+7+Series+Family

    The 7900GT is the newer 90 micron GPU line which runs cooler and has much higher overclocking potential that the older 7800GT. The 7800GT is about $45 less and runs about 15% slower than a stock 7900Gt, 25% slower than the card you have linked.

    They really have top memory speed for that model too. 1500mHz vs as low as 1300 on other brands.

    If you trust factory overclocking or GPU overclocking in general that card is a good choice. The next step up is at least $100 more.

    If it matters to you the 7900 series don't support Vivo. The 7800 family does support Vivo.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2006
  3. lancer

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    it would matter, if i knew what vivo was! :) i googled it but not much luck.
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Video in / Video Out handy if you like to play with movies/tv and such
     
  5. Aprox

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    I did not know the 7900 series doesnt have this... seems really odd. Even low end cards have s-video out... seems that a 500+ card should have it too.