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pault123
05-09-06, 03:37 PM
This post is a follow up to my "don't buy the gainward 7900gt 512".

My first card I recieved from OCUK @ stock of 550/1400 gave me a pretty shoddy 3dmark >>>

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/pault123/bliss8425.jpg

When increasing the clocks to 550/1500 it got worse >>>

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/pault123/bliss8425memory750.jpg

Reorded one from Ebuyer as it was cheaper and I can definetely say ive got a good card this time round :) (nana2) (nana2) (nana2)

Again at stock 550/1400

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c400/pault123/blissfromebuyerstock.jpg


Once i'm happy everything is stable, the sandy 3700 is getting its virgin FSB OC'd, along with some more mhz on the core and memory of the Gainward :)

Lfctony
05-09-06, 03:57 PM
Nice purchase man, enjoy your new card. :)

mg1973
05-09-06, 03:57 PM
have you tried it in 3dmark06 yet?

pault123
05-09-06, 04:18 PM
have you tried it in 3dmark06 yet?

havnt got 06 yet! I didn't see the point because I never ran it on my old rig so I had nothing to compare it to. But I might download it, .

agentkay
05-09-06, 06:57 PM
Congrats Paul! I guess the first one was overheating and in throttling mode. How much did you pay for it and what is the price difference compared to a "normal" Gainward 7900GT with 256MB?

pault123
05-10-06, 06:37 AM
Congrats Paul! I guess the first one was overheating and in throttling mode. How much did you pay for it and what is the price difference compared to a "normal" Gainward 7900GT with 256MB?

I paid 303 for the one i RMA'd for OCUk. Then 280 for the working one from ebuyer. So its only 30-40 more than a vanilla 7900gt. But 256 more memory, faster ns memory, 550/1400 core/memory and heatsinks on the memory!

(Although fot 280 I was supposed to get the Goes Like Hell version with 580/1650 - but thats another issue i'm taking up with ebuyer!)

NoWayDude
05-16-06, 02:47 PM
Got a 7900GT 512 bliss for 270 from here http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?GWD-79GTGS
Working nicelly so far

AliceCooper
05-17-06, 05:41 PM
Got a 7900GT 512 bliss for 270 from here http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?GWD-79GTGS
Working nicelly so far


Got mine today, a nice card. I used to have the Gainward GLH 7800GT 512 and sold that for what I paid for it. Extra 20 and voila new 7900GT 512.

The new card is faster in all aspects and I even got a 20% increase on HL2 Lost Coast stress test with 6xAA instead of 4x!! Presumably I'm CPU bound below this as at 4xAA I only get about 5-6% higher scores.

A few things worth mentioning though;

1. It is dual slot whereas the 7800GT 512 was single slot.

2. It is also much louder although it is not a dustbuster or anything.

3. Although it says it is a 7900GT on the back, the P/N and S/N clearly state 79GTX. I think these cards are 7900GTX's that didn't quite make the 650/1600 but run well downclocked at 550/1400. I can bear this out because with coolbits the card bombed out to boot screen before it could find the optimal settings. This would also account for it being exactly the same design as the 7900GTX.

4. This card is actually 7 degrees C cooler than the 7800GT and even after some benching doesn't seem to break 50c! Amazing.

Certainly not complaining and I am looking ahead to some good gaming with this card.

Cheers:D