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Old 03-06-07, 03:01 PM
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you sound as though you have had the worst luck ever

wish you some good luck

i would keep your card untill you go to vista and then get a 8800gts

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Old 04-06-07, 05:05 AM
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WOW zomg i feel horrible for you man. Like Darkorb said, live it up and dont listen to them. My dad was given 3 years back in 82 because of cancer to his apendicitus (sp?) and its 2007, hes 51, and still kicking like i am. As to the video card, i say stick with the 7950GT. Youll like it more and DX10 isnt for a while.
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Old 01-07-07, 03:33 PM
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Hello ,

I just got registered here after a long while of searching for a good forum with decent replies. I stumbled upon your post and wanted to express how sorry I am about the luck grandgotti has had.

Here are 3 links that I use a lot. I am on the look of a 7950GT and facing the same dilemma 7950gt or 8600gts.

link 1: THE BEST site for GPU + features comparison (ATI+NVIDIA + ...): http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=445&card2=512

(select any card you like - i just put down the two of the current subject of discussion)

link 2: NVIDIA Chipsets comparison table: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/132

link 3: ATI chipsets comparison table:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/131

I think I have ended up with the 7950GT after deciding that I will never use VISTA. Thinking about Ubuntu 7.*

And to go with that a Collermaster IGreen 430W because although my Thermaltake W0023 (560W 22A on the single 12V rail) is enough it uses less power and more efficient which means less money on electricity bills.

Let me know if the sites helped you or if you have found any better ones for the same purposes. I recommend making those three sites in a sticky note for people with similar dilemmas to look at.

chocodood
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Old 01-07-07, 04:13 PM
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A few years back I had a major accident involving a truck my bike and the crash barrier

I was told

1) You will not walk again, I now jog to town and back

2) You will likely be dead by time your 21, I am now 23 soon to be 24

3) It is unlikely you will regain use of your right arm * errmmm frags guys on bf2142*

Honestly sometimes I think they are blithering idiots if I listened to them I would have been dead when I went in that hospital, instead I am alive to this day.
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Old 01-07-07, 04:21 PM
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either doctor stupidity/lack of experience or miracles of nature based on character strength and will!

anyway...
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Old 02-07-07, 07:42 AM
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link 1: THE BEST site for GPU + features comparison (ATI+NVIDIA + ...): http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=445&card2=512
That is only specs on paper. It depends on RL performance. On paper, the HD2900XT should be better than the 8800GTX but in RL it isnt. I used to use that site alot till i found out that it dosent really matter.
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Old 02-07-07, 09:46 AM
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I agree but at the end of the day it's a measure of comparison. I haven't seen another site that allows you to overclock the cards

whether the site's prediction/comparison is different to that in Real Life (RL) or not depends very much on the rig you have and its compatibility with the neighbouring hardware.

I do believe it will be different especially from game to game. You see one card is schooling the other one in some specs while being schooled at something else...their purpose is to confuse us while in fact all those graphics cards are sh*t...my X700pro currently plays all the games I have installed/completed from NFS(all of them) to Chaos theory to STALKER on full quality settings...believe it or not. Why I need another card then? Well..I work on Solidworks and 3dsmax and have to render complex structures daily and this card just can't take it...

Any recommendations about which budget card (of th two talked about in this post) would be best for me? I recon the 7950GT but with DX10 I somehow believe 3D rendering will become a walk in the park...
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Old 26-07-07, 08:35 PM
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this is wot i want to do too, upgrade from

XFX GeForce 7950 GT XXX Edition 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E

to

XFX 8600GTS XXX 256MB DDR3 PCI-E

wot do you think, the other does DX10 and i will be buying Crysis, is it worth upgrading to this card, my budget wont stretch to a 8800 unfortunatly
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Old 26-07-07, 09:36 PM
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To be brutally honest, keep u`r budget in the bank until u can atleast afford a 8800 GTS.

I can`t see Crysis running in more than medium settings on the 8600, and coming from a 7950 background I don`t think u`d like that.
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Old 26-07-07, 10:30 PM
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I recon the 7950GT but with DX10 I somehow believe 3D rendering will become a walk in the park...
The reviews show the proof. The 7950GT walks all over the 8600GT in DX9 benches. Also, like i mentioned before. Its useless to compare by paper. Look at the HD2900XT for example. Still gets owned by the 8800s but yet is excelent on paper.
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