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florin
10-28-08, 03:30 AM
I've an MSI GeForce 7900GS 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 with the following parameters:

core clock: 500 MHz
shader clock: 500 MHz
memory clock: 700 MHz (1400 MHz data rate)
memory interface: 256 bit
memory size: 512 MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127277

For another computer I need a card that's as fast as this one, or faster, since the current one is good enough for what I do. The other requirements are: as cheap as possible, fanless, narrow (not oversize, it's a crowded PC), 512 MB (or more), dual output (HDMI and VGA would be nice, but dual DVI is ok because I can get adapters).

Main usage: not extremely recent 3D games such as Tomb Raider Anniversary, with quality settings turned way up, resolution 720p or 1080p (but mostly 720p, since it has higher frame rate with antialias turned on).

I would buy another 7900GS if they still made them. But apparently they're discontinued.

So I need to find an 8xxx or 9xxx that's as fast as this 7900GS, perhaps just a little bit faster, while I need to keep the price as low as possible. So that's why I'm asking - which 8xxx should be just as fast as the 7900GS? Which 9xxx?

rage10
10-29-08, 06:42 PM
9800 gt (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130380)
a 9600 will probobly do but I'm not sure about it. this should be about twice as fast as the 7900 gs

DSC
10-30-08, 09:30 AM
9600GT already outperforms 7900GS significantly.

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/evga_geforce_9600_gt_ssc/page_5.shtml

florin
10-30-08, 01:02 PM
9600GT already outperforms 7900GS significantly.

http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/evga_geforce_9600_gt_ssc/page_5.shtml

After some research, that's the conclusion I came up with. I looked at the numbers, and every single one of them was higher for the 9600 GT. It cannot possibly be slower than the 7900. So I ordered one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125098