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bkswaney
10-23-05, 03:11 AM
Has anyone went from a 6800GToc or just GT to a 7800GT?

I'm going to buy next week.
Was the jump worth the $?

I'm going to go with a SLI mobo but only run one card for a few months.

I'm looking at that EVGA above for 334.99 at tigerdirect or maybe the overclocked EVGA 7800. "470/1100" in the 7800 line.
Or a regular 6800GT. "cheapest"

EDIT: man after a quick look at pricegrabber I may just go with a 7800gt.
Nvidia needs to drop the 6800 prices quick. Heck most 6800's are 300 bucks. I can get a 7800 for 340 bucks.

Peoples-Agent
10-23-05, 08:09 AM
Go with the 7800GT, best bang per buck solution going IMO, along with the SLi possibilities, it would be wrong not to.

tacos4me
10-23-05, 09:01 AM
I noticed a big difference from 6800gt to a 7800gt. Would be crazy not to go with the 7800 now anyway, with prices so low.

aAv7
10-23-05, 12:22 PM
Seems only to be 4 or 5 frame difference between a gt and a gtx, which I find odd since the gtx has 4 more pipes. Maybe in time, with future games, when certain functions are needed, those 4 extra pipes will start to show, but for "right now", I'd say grab the 7800 GT, the only bigger differences come @ 1600x1200 w/ aa/af and trans aa.

And like Agent said, there's always that sli possibility down the line.

I went from a 6800 gt to a 7800gtx 2 days ago and it's a huge difference in recent games, like quake 4, the fear demo, the call of duty 2 demo, fable, and trans aa in half-life 2 is stunning, not to forget better hdr support so I can play farcry in 64 bit with hdr enabled and the extra 64 bit content. At 1280x1024 8x af and prolly even more if I tried. =)

Worth the money, but just remember as i've been saying, and even though I own a 7800gtx, I still stand by it, the 7800 series is a refresh, the real power, the meat and taters is the G80. That's the prey card, the unreal engine 3.0 card, the max hdr w/ aa card, etc. This is a nice "inbetween" card for everything that comes....well...inbetween. =)

bkswaney
10-23-05, 12:54 PM
Thanx for the replies guys. So it seems the 7800GT is what I'm going with.

How are most GT's OCing? Any better than others?

I know the eVGA CO is the highest clocked factory card out now.
But I would like to save as much money as I can due to buying a whole new rig is costing me a lot.

Please give me some input on best bang for the buck 7800GT.
It seems most any 7800GT clocked above Nvidia's referance runs
within a few FPS of each other.

Is there any that uses faster NS memory or anything?

I would have liked to try ATI's new card this round but there prices are way to high.
ATI must love there 1800 so much they want to keep them all from the prices they cost. :rofl:

aAv7
10-23-05, 06:58 PM
Go with a company off an order site. Most of the retail cards are crap...MOST. PNY has a bad rep, but in my personal expierence, i've had nothing but great things, I had a pny 5900nu back in the day that oc'd passed ultra speeds on air cooling.

eVGA is also solid.

I don't care for BFG, they have a lifetime warranty, and it's for a reason...odd's are you'll need to use it with them.

XFX is hands down crap, stay far away.

The best you can do is an order from newegg getting a more established oc'er card from the likes of albatron, msi, gigabyte, gainward, etc. The ones you cant just grab at a best buy or circit city are the ones that usually do better oc's thanks to more advanced and less generic cooling solutions.

Absolution
10-23-05, 09:26 PM
the big reason why i took the GTX was because the memory was clocked higher (a lot of games higher memory clocks seem to help AA in higher resolutions) but anyway

yeah, go for the GT, its a big jump and worth the price

Omega53
10-23-05, 09:38 PM
XFX is hands down crap, stay far away.



Well I bought my first xfx card, a 7800gtx @ 490/1300 and have not had a single problem with it at all. No overheating and runs great. My last card was a 6800gt from evga and That thing overclocked like a beast with a nv5 silencer on it.

crainger
10-23-05, 11:12 PM
XFX also have a double lifetime warranty... Still this means nothing if it takes them around 4 months to replace the card.

avirox
10-24-05, 03:05 PM
It wont be like jumping from a 9800pro or 5900XT to the 6800 but it will yield decent performance increases. I'm rather disappointed with this generation of cards -- hopefully ATi will prove me wrong. Then again, you always have the option to add a second 7800 card, so more power to ya!

Burnt_Ram
10-25-05, 10:25 AM
a went from a 6800GT @ Ultra Speed to a 7800GT. very nice upgrade ! nothing i can't run at 1280x1024 or higher with AA AF and max settings. something my 6800GT struggled with sometimes (most times) ;)