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devansh55
09-05-06, 01:33 PM
I have an inno3d 7800gtx.With a recently bought e6300 core 2 duo and 1gb ram i scored around 8500 in 3dmark 05.Is this a low Score or do i need more ram and a better motherboard than the current 945 chipset mobo.

A friend of mine wants to buy my 7800 gtx for $300 so i was thinking of getting a 7900gt.Would that be an upgrade or a downgrade and wat kind of a scre increase can i look at?

Lfctony
09-05-06, 02:44 PM
You're looking at a very slight difference, 430/1200 vs 450/1320. Not worth the hassle, IMHO. Especially if you're paying on top to get the 7900GT...

Athena
09-05-06, 03:04 PM
yes to better illistrate what he is saying about the min upgrade in performance I have made this. (lets say the memory speeds are to close to really matter at all)

core speed of the 7800GTX is 420 and it has 24 pipes. 420x24 is 10080
core speed of the 7900GT is 450 and also has 24 pipes. 450x24 is 10800

I dought this would even give you an additional 1 FPS in your games.

If I was you I would stop looking at 3Dmarks to tell me if my games are running smooth. Do you have any games that are not running smooth right now? If so what games are they? Then find out if that games is a memory hog, like Battle Field Earth. Or a processor hog like FEAR.
Once you have that info then you can make the best upgrade choice w/ out waisting money on nothing more than a few extra 3D marks that really mean next to nothing. ;) Good luck man

candle_86
09-05-06, 03:53 PM
yea I agree its not worth it, the 7800GTX is still a fine card.

SH64
09-05-06, 04:03 PM
Not worth it.

devansh55
09-06-06, 01:54 AM
thanks a lot guys for the responses.Just one more question.If i am getting an e6300 and asus p5b deluxe with 2 gb o ram i hope the 7800 gtx wont be a bottleneck,Would it be????

Eliminator
09-06-06, 02:37 PM
not at all

tornadog
09-06-06, 03:30 PM
thanks a lot guys for the responses.Just one more question.If i am getting an e6300 and asus p5b deluxe with 2 gb o ram i hope the 7800 gtx wont be a bottleneck,Would it be????

I think it will be another year or more before your graphic card becomes a bottleneck in any game. You really need to be thinking of a GPU upgrade only after Directx 10 matures and there are real quantifiable games out that make use of it.

K-1
09-06-06, 11:25 PM
Well, $300 for a 7800GTX is a damn good deal for you, and you can get a brand new 7900 GT for well under $250, so I dunno, if you wanna make an easy $50 i'd say go for it lol.

john19055
09-07-06, 11:17 AM
most 7900gt are faster then 450/1320 ,a lot of then is over 500 on the core and 1500 on the memory,but it being so close to the new cards comeing out ,it might be better just to save and wait.

CaptNKILL
09-07-06, 11:29 AM
If you were just doing a normal upgrade, a 7900GT wouldnt be worth it. But if your friend is really going to give you $300 for your 7800, DO IT. Take the money, and buy a good 7900GT (one that overclocks well or comes overclocked). I see there are a lot of them with mail in rebates, so you could probably make between $50 and $80 from the deal depending on what you get. If a faster card and a good chunk of $$$ is worth the trouble to you, go for it. :)

You could also consider getting a 512Mb 7900GT, but thats a lot more expensive (around $350).

ATOJAR
09-07-06, 02:16 PM
Or you could get a 7900GTX like mine

aZn_plyR
09-19-06, 12:46 AM
damn $300..... that's a rip on your friend's part, I wouldn't do it if you're a good friend! lol, tell him to spend that $300 on a 7950GT or X1900XT 512mb... lol.