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LabShark
03-15-06, 07:07 PM
Just uncrated and fired up my 7900GTXs and did a quick comparison in 3DMark '05:

Default 1024 x 768 No AA
7800GTX SLI (Stock) = 12,328
7900GTX SLI (Stock) = 13,214

1920 x 1200 4xAA
7800GTX SLI = 8528
7900GTX SLI = 11,240

About 7% increase @ 1024 x 768 No AA
About 36% increase @ 1920 x 1200 4xAA

agentkay
03-15-06, 07:15 PM
3dmark05 slowly CPU limited at 1024x768/0AA ? Kick ass increase at hi-res with AA. Congrats! :thumbsup:

OWA
03-15-06, 07:28 PM
Just uncrated and fired up my 7900GTXs and did a quick comparison in 3DMark '05:

Default 1024 x 768 No AA
7800GTX SLI (Stock) = 12,328
7900GTX SLI (Stock) = 13,214

1920 x 1200 4xAA
7800GTX SLI = 8528
7900GTX SLI = 11,240

About 7% increase @ 1024 x 768 No AA
About 36% increase @ 1920 x 1200 4xAA
Nice results at 1920x1200! Thanks for posting.

LabShark
03-15-06, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the kind words mates. I was hoping it would be interpreted as informative and not bragging.

:thumbsup:

Dazz
03-16-06, 01:28 AM
The 7800GTX cards are they 512MB or 256MB?

LabShark
03-16-06, 08:23 AM
They are the 256 flavor..........

Dazz
03-16-06, 12:52 PM
Not much of a diffrence really when you consider the extra speed in memory bandwith and core clock 230MHz (5500 filrate increase) core clock and 400MHz memory clock (12.8GB bandwith) x2

keith33
03-16-06, 01:51 PM
LabShark, which XFX version did you purchase? There's at least 4 different kinds, what are your default clock speeds?

LabShark
03-16-06, 02:41 PM
Dazz,

But I didn't upgrade from a 512MB 7800GTX setup. IMHO 36% is a decent increase when gaming at 1920 x 1200.

Keith,

I got the next to stock model.
XFX GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3
(PV-T71F-YDF (9,R))

LabShark
03-16-06, 04:04 PM
Cool 'nuff. How do you like your Dell 30 incher?

Dazz
03-16-06, 05:24 PM
Yeah that due to the dual link DVi's with the new 7900/7600 cards which we will see as a standard now :)

LabShark
03-16-06, 05:58 PM
How many and which resolutions does the Dell do?

Dazz
03-16-06, 06:00 PM
It has a rez of 2560x1600

LabShark
03-16-06, 06:22 PM
Yeah - I knew that was the max. But what other options do are there for gaming?

1600 x 1200?
1600 x 1000?
1680 x 1050?
1920 x 1200?
1280 x 1024?

So on..............

LabShark
03-17-06, 02:15 PM
That's great news! I had read somewhere that it supported only a couple of resolutions. Strange.

:cool2:

Dazz
03-18-06, 07:54 AM
is 1600x1200 streched?

|MaguS|
03-18-06, 08:02 AM
Dazz,

But I didn't upgrade from a 512MB 7800GTX setup. IMHO 36% is a decent increase when gaming at 1920 x 1200.

Keith,

I got the next to stock model.
XFX GeForce 7900GTX 512MB DDR3
(PV-T71F-YDF (9,R))


I don't see any benchmarks that are showing a 36% increase in gaming... you posted a synthetic benchmark... I wouldn't mind seeing an actual game comparison though...

LabShark
03-18-06, 09:18 AM
It does seem to vary according to the game and the resolution. In NASCAR 2003 - the increase was about 10-15%.

7900GTX seems to shine when running at resolutions of at least 1600 x 1200 with AA and AF on heavily.....as long as the game is not CPU limted (like NASCAR 2003).

Here is a 1600 x 1200 link with 8x AA and 16x AF (13% increase in Half Life 2 and 25% in Doom 3)

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/880/13/page_13_benchmarks_high_quality_aa_and_af/index.html

You are correct - not every game will show a 36% increase. Sorry - if I was misleading. Maybe more 1920 x 1200 benchmarks will come out soon. I did not bench all of my games at 1920 x 1200 before the 7900GTX install.