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Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 10:02 AM
i'm thinking of upgrading my wifes computer from it's 6800U to something more peppy ;) which card would you go with ?

DataMatrix
10-09-06, 10:12 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=20946&stc=1&d=1160406709
http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=86926

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 10:41 AM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=20946&stc=1&d=1160406709
http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=86926bite me. i started the thread because i want opinions from here!

jAkUp
10-09-06, 11:22 AM
GTO :D

MaXThReAT
10-09-06, 11:26 AM
I've been asking myself this question all weekend. For me it's between the 7900gt KO superclock 580/1580 or the GTO 650/1330. On one had you have the faster 256mb of 1.2ns GDDR3. On the GTO, slower clocked 1.1ns Ram but a much faster core. I'm sure the timings on the GTO ram is a bit tighter also. Looking at the specs the KOSC has about 50Gb of bandwidth and the GTO only has 42Gb. 42Gb is standard for the 7900GT. But 50Gb is matched more with a GTX that has 512.

It's a hard trade off. I'm trying to think what will be needed more in the future, a faster core or more memory. I'm in the middle of my setup and I've sent a letting along with my card asking them to send me a GTO instead of the GTKO SC but I'm not sure what is better now. I'll bet they still send me a GTKO SC we'll see. I would say the GTO is better but if you can OC the GT up to speed it's a tight race.
Between the 7900gGTO and 7950GX2 I would have to say the GTO is better.

shoman24v
10-09-06, 11:42 AM
:thumbdwn:

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 11:52 AM
:thumbdwn:WTH does that meen ??

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 11:54 AM
thanks for the appropriete replys guys! for me it has to have 512 mb memory. i'm starting to lean toward the 7900GTO .. the reviews i've seen sofar kinda bounce back and forth. kinda boils down to whats more important, mem clocks or that killer core clock of the GTO ...

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 12:45 PM
which card has the lower nanosecond memory, the GTO or the 7950GT ?

Arachnid
10-09-06, 01:03 PM
Or you might even want to check out the X1900XT 256MB version card which seems to have a upperhand performance wise as compared to the 7900GTO. Anyhoo this is what Firing Squad have to say in conclusion to their 7900GTO review -

In comparison to the Radeon X1900 XT 256MB, the ATI board the GTO competes with most closely in price, the X1900 XT 256MB has the performance advantage overall, but each card has areas where it wins and loses. The ATI card performs well in titles that ATI has performed well in the past such as Oblivion, Call of Duty 2, and Battlefield 2, while the NVIDIA GTO has the edge in games like Lock On: Modern Combat, and to a lesser extent in Quake.

The final decision here is likely going to depend on what games you usually play, as well as how important other factors such as graphics drivers and noise are to you. If you simply can’t stand any noise, or you want a card that runs fairly cool, you’ll want to go with the GTO: even under load in our testing the GPU on our GTO board remained under 60 degrees Celsius at stock speeds, and the card doesn’t have any hotspots like the X1900s do. It’s ultimately going to be a personal decision that depends on how important all these aspects are to you, not to mention other factors such as EVGA’s Step-Up upgrade program, price, and availability: GTO boards sell out so quickly at most online retailers that you may have an easier time picking up a Radeon X1900 XT 256MB.

EVGA’s e-GeForce 7900 GTO is without a doubt though, one of the best bang for the buck cards on the market right now. For about $250 you’re really getting an excellent card. As a result, awarding this card our Bull’s Eye Award was a no-brainer. EVGA’e e-GeForce 7900 GTO epitomizes what the Bull’s Eye Award is all about!

Offcourse with the 7900GTO you get 256MB more memory, also SLi seems a better option than Crossfire if you ever plan to go that route in the future.

Edit - Oh here is the link to the review in case you want to check it out - http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_e-geforce_7900_gto/

Bman212121
10-09-06, 01:46 PM
I'd suggest you wait for G80 to come out and get yourself one of those and give your wife your 7800GT. :)

stncttr908
10-09-06, 02:07 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=20946&stc=1&d=1160406709
http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=86926
How dare he ask a question such as this on an NVIDIA fan forum!

GTO IMO, for the reasons previously mentioned.

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 02:34 PM
I'd suggest you wait for G80 to come out and get yourself one of those and give your wife your 7800GT. :)
i will be rplacing my SLI machine with G80 when the second gen shows up, and some more DX10 titles. around a year from now i figure. i'm pretty confident my GT's will last til then (more or less) but i need a better card for my wifes machine. the 6800U is starting to really show it's age. seems most everyone thinks the 7900GTO is the way to go. now all i have to do is find the right price ;) it can be tough sometimes here in Canada lol ...

Burnt_Ram
10-09-06, 02:38 PM
it's a done deal now! 269.00 for the eVGA 7900GTO vs 339.00 for the 7950. seems to be a no brainer now.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?majorcatid=101&minorcatid=108

MaXThReAT
10-09-06, 02:49 PM
Sweet man, I don't think you'll be disapointed. The core in amazing and 512mb cards are really just starting to be used and 42Gb bandwidth isn't bad at all.

john19055
10-10-06, 01:41 PM
Plus they have 1.1ns and 1.2ns memory on the GTO's ,so they should overclock to 1500 or 1600.

Burnt_Ram
10-10-06, 08:42 PM
Plus they have 1.1ns and 1.2ns memory on the GTO's ,so they should overclock to 1500 or 1600. with any luck ;)

Alesr50
10-11-06, 12:15 PM
7900 GTO

stevemedes
10-11-06, 03:11 PM
Plus they have 1.1ns and 1.2ns memory on the GTO's ,so they should overclock to 1500 or 1600.

This is a misconception. Why do you think the GTO was released? To get rid of the GTX boards with Samsung ram that was rated at 1600 but wouldn't run it. All they did was put new BIOS, tightened timings and lowered memory voltage. Mine wont run 1600

InSuboRdiNaTioN
10-11-06, 07:51 PM
This is a misconception. Why do you think the GTO was released? To get rid of the GTX boards with Samsung ram that was rated at 1600 but wouldn't run it. All they did was put new BIOS, tightened timings and lowered memory voltage. Mine wont run 1600
eVGA has refuted this claim and stated that they were blank boards that were assembled as GTOs to begin with.
Do you really think 1.1ns RAM could be so incompetent as not to be stable at 1600mhz? It is designed for much faster than that.
This is there way of making room for the G80.

Tikiman44
10-11-06, 08:10 PM
GTO FTW! It's sad that I got the bought 2 7950 GT's right beofre the GTO cam out.