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SLippe
10-13-06, 02:19 PM
Would it be worth selling my 7900 GT CO Superclocked to get the 7900 GTO? Considering the clocks I have my 7900 GT CO SC at now and what the 7900 GTO can be oc'd at? Opinions please?

Greasy
10-13-06, 02:24 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I seen they have the EVGA for 229 at chief value, so it's very tempting.

Then again with the next gen just a few weeks away it's probably better to just wait and see how much the GTS is going to cost.

Roadhog
10-13-06, 02:55 PM
yes, you should.

Daneel Olivaw
10-13-06, 05:18 PM
yes, you should.Why?

HeavyH20
10-13-06, 06:00 PM
Well, if you sell it for a decent price, and buy the GTO, you get the Step Up potential to the G80. Then, you get every penny toward that. If you keep the 7900 GT, and the G80 is released, how easy will it be to sell at that time? You will get less where the GTO will still be worth full value on a step up. So, if your end goal is a G80, then sell. If not, keep the 7900 GT card.

ruff97
10-13-06, 07:20 PM
i sell my on ebay for $200 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=006&item=160037437171&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&rd=1

SLippe
10-13-06, 07:34 PM
Well, if you sell it for a decent price, and buy the GTO, you get the Step Up potential to the G80. Then, you get every penny toward that. If you keep the 7900 GT, and the G80 is released, how easy will it be to sell at that time? You will get less where the GTO will still be worth full value on a step up. So, if your end goal is a G80, then sell. If not, keep the 7900 GT card.
Good point. I actuallly didn't even think of it that way.

SLippe
10-15-06, 01:25 AM
Besides the amount of memory each card has, what's some other difference between these two cards? What makes the GTO outperform my current card?

Redeemed
10-15-06, 01:56 AM
Besides the amount of memory each card has, what's some other difference between these two cards? What makes the GTO outperform my current card?

Considering that, from a technical standpoint, the GTO is a GTX... I believe that the main difference is that the GTO (read "GTX" :p ) is able to run with the full 24 pipes and 512Mb of GDDR3 ram at up to 1.8GHz. Now, I'm not sure what the architectural differences might be, when it comes down to comparing the GTX/GTO to the 7900GT. As far as I know they share the same architecture, both cards being built off of G71.

As such, the main advantage to getting a GTO would be you gain 4 more pipes, and I believe one more vertex unit, a hefty clock and memory speed bump, and 512MB of video ram, all of this under the dual slot cooling solution of the GTX.

Those are the major differences I'm aware of, anyway.

SLippe
10-15-06, 02:10 AM
Okay, thanks. Damn, damn, damn! Wonder if I could get $225 for my card w/vf900 included? What am I to do....

Redeemed
10-15-06, 02:28 AM
Okay, thanks. Damn, damn, damn! Wonder if I could get $225 for my card w/vf900 included? What am I to do....

Sell it, after the GTO arrives. ;) Therefore you don't have to go without a card. :)

fivefeet8
10-15-06, 02:53 AM
Considering that, from a technical standpoint, the GTO is a GTX... I believe that the main difference is that the GTO (read "GTX" :p ) is able to run with the full 24 pipes and 512Mb of GDDR3 ram at up to 1.8GHz. Now, I'm not sure what the architectural differences might be, when it comes down to comparing the GTX/GTO to the 7900GT. As far as I know they share the same architecture, both cards being built off of G71.

As such, the main advantage to getting a GTO would be you gain 4 more pipes, and I believe one more vertex unit, a hefty clock and memory speed bump, and 512MB of video ram, all of this under the dual slot cooling solution of the GTX.

Those are the major differences I'm aware of, anyway.

The 7900gt has the same number of pixel pipelines and vertex shaders as it's GTX brethren. The differences are in clockspeeds and memory sizes. The Geometry clock is clocked at +50 mhz on the GTX while most 7900gt's are clocked at +20 mhz.

I'm not sure what the Geometry clock is on these 7900GTO's though, but if they are GTX binned parts with slower memory, I'd guess they also have a geometry clock of +50 mhz.

With the G80 so close to being released, I wouldn't trade a 7900gt for a 7900gto. EVGA's step up program is great, but there is still no price announcements for the new G80 cards and the program seems to inflate the prices of the newer cards from what most retailers are selling them at. Case in point, the Evga 7950gt is listed as $370 for a step-up when most e-tailers are selling them for below $300. And most higher end cards are listed as "backordered". The 7900gtx is listed at $510 for a step-up!!! Often times, you have to wait a while for the step up to send you the card because of shortages or too much demand from the retail channels.

Best to just wait for prices for a G80, then sell your card and shop around for the best prices on the new card. Or sell your card now and wait for the G80 cards. My current 7900gt 512 meg still has a 27 day window for the step-up putting me directly within the release date of the G80, but hopefully, EVGA won't inflate the prices on the lower model g80 card too much for their step-up.

Maverickman
10-15-06, 05:23 PM
You need to remember that G80 is going to sell for a lot more $$$ than a GeForce 7900 GTO. The 8800 GTX will be well north of $500 if you can even get one for that. I would say in the $600 range for the 8800 GTX and probably in the $450 range for the 8800 GTS. You can get a 7900 GTO for less than $250 if you look around. The power requirements for the 8800 GTX will also be quite hefty, and many gamers will probably have to upgrade their power supplies. Also, true DX 10 games will not be out for some time. Consider also that the video card market changes rapidly, so any time you buy there is always something better right around the corner. With the 7900 GTO there has never been a card that offers so much performance for so little cost. You just can't go wrong. You're getting 7900 GTX speed if you are fortunate to get the right BIOS with your card.

stevemedes
10-15-06, 06:43 PM
You need to remember that G80 is going to sell for a lot more $$$ than a GeForce 7900 GTO. The 8800 GTX will be well north of $500 if you can even get one for that. I would say in the $600 range for the 8800 GTX and probably in the $450 range for the 8800 GTS. You can get a 7900 GTO for less than $250 if you look around. The power requirements for the 8800 GTX will also be quite hefty, and many gamers will probably have to upgrade their power supplies. Also, true DX 10 games will not be out for some time. Consider also that the video card market changes rapidly, so any time you buy there is always something better right around the corner. With the 7900 GTO there has never been a card that offers so much performance for so little cost. You just can't go wrong. You're getting 7900 GTX speed if you are fortunate to get the right BIOS with your card.

qft

and even if you get the newer bios simply flash to the older version. it takes five minutes and now im stable at GTX speeds on my GTO. :thumbsup:

Tikiman44
10-15-06, 08:14 PM
IMO yes plain and simple.:D

fivefeet8
10-16-06, 12:20 AM
qft

and even if you get the newer bios simply flash to the older version. it takes five minutes and now im stable at GTX speeds on my GTO. :thumbsup:

All he'd gain for getting a GTO is more memory and possibly a higher geometry clock. He'd also get the dual slot cooler which runs quieter, but takes up an extra slot. His current 7900gt already is clocked at 650/800. I think if he can sell his current card and get a straight trade for the GTO($250 US), then it would be fine, but if he has to shell out more money for the GTO, then no. But it's his money so.. I think either choice would be fine.

fivefeet8
10-16-06, 12:27 AM
The power requirements for the 8800 GTX will also be quite hefty, and many gamers will probably have to upgrade their power supplies. Also, true DX 10 games will not be out for some time.

I think his Antec 500w PSU would be enough for a G80. The recommended PSU is 450w. Even if there isn't any Dx10 games for a while, if the G80 can increase performance enough on the most demanding Dx9 titles, it will still be well worth it.

SLippe
10-16-06, 01:52 AM
His current 7900gt already is clocked at 650/800.
It's actually at 690/850. :D