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Thread: 7900GT CO versus 8600 gts superclocked?

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    Default 7900GT CO versus 8600 gts superclocked?

    how do they compare for gaming and specs, guys?

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    About equal in DX9, 7900GT no DX10 and 8600GTS ~disaster in DX10.

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    yeah i just made that choice about 3 weeks ago..i went 7900GS
    theirs the x1950 too think about also
    EVGA 7900GS @ 605/800 - Core2Duo E6300 @ 2.8ghz - Asus P5B-E - 2Gig Kingston DDR2 - PSU: Corsair HX 520

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    A little extra $ for a 320mb 8800 would be very worthwhile.

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    Well, here's the thing: A guy sold me an EVGA 7900GT CO that he thought was fine so he says (I am inclined to believe him) but the serial number series of the one he sold me had a massive "recall" sort of (EVGA actually started telling people to send them in for replacement but I don't know how they went about it, just that the one I bought was part of a series that were bad). I started seeing BAD artifacting in games such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and even anomolies in some screen savers.

    Anyways, the fellow who sold it to me is working with me to get it swapped out but the reply email he got was that he won't know what they are replacing it with until he/I get it. Now: I see that EVGA has at least two models of the 8600, a standard, cheaply priced model selling for about $140 and a "superclocked" (SIC) selling for around $200. The question is, should I accept either of them or demand better, if that is what they send out? I don't want sucky performance in the above game and other games.

    Also, how much difference is there between the models AND how much of a factor is the

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    I don't know how they'd respond to it, but if you could get ANY kind of an 8800, go for it. Everything I've heard and seen (benchmark wise) shows the 8800 killing the 8600, especially in DX10, which is why I assume anyone would want to buy an 8600 in any shape or form.

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    At first the guy at the company said I would get an 8600 gts, but yesterday I was told it will be a 7950. Either way I will be happy I guess, but the 7950 is a more powerful card according to some guys I have asked. I see on newegg guys are overclocking them to at least 615...

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    A 7950 isn't too bad of a card, I haven't seen benchmarks b/w it and an 8600, but I've heard that they were better in all aspects than the 8600 except for DX10 which the 7950 doesn't have of course.

    BTW, I bet nVidia or ATI could make a killing by making one or two series of DX10 cards for AGP.

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    Yuppers, if one of them cornerned the market that is. But the cards might be slightly hampered by the AGP bus capacity I suppose.

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    GUYS I HAVE A QUESTION:

    This 7950GT card I am getting: Will it use more than the 7900GT CO I was using, because my current supply is only a 430 watt True Power Trio and I read that the manufacturer requires a minimum supply of 450 watts. I figure I am fine and that they are basing that on cheaper supplies, but what do you think?

    I am running 2 HDs (hope to run 3 HDs soon), 1 Optical, 2 Sticks RAM, DFI board, 4800 Toledo, SB Audigy w/front bay box, 10 usb devices, 4 fans.

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