View Full Version : 7800 GTX compared to 7950GTX?

10-21-06, 02:21 PM
Why is my 7800GTX still going for over 500 bucks and the newest cards (7900, 7950) are only in the 300's?

10-21-06, 02:26 PM
Because they are old and getting out of stock , the same thing happened to 6800GT/Ultra when G70 released.

Anyway 7900 is the way to go if you want high end nvidia series . The old 7800's perform a little slow and cost much more. Sell your existing one and get two 7900's if you can or get some used 7800 if its a good deal....

10-21-06, 03:03 PM
7950GTX? You mean 7900GTX?

Go for the 7900GTO. It'll overclock to GTX speeds, and if you're up for volt-modding, you'll go way past GTX speeds.

10-21-06, 03:18 PM
I am sure he means 7950GT

The 7900GTO is a nice card. Overclocks good and you can try this guy's method .


10-21-06, 03:46 PM
I think he's asking why is the 7800GTX a lot at places like Newegg. Kind of like how if you go to some websites, they still have like a 9800XT or X800XT for like $400-$500 because of their old prices.

By the way, there is no 7950GTX. There's a 7950GT and a 7950GX2 (different cards). And yes, these cards are better than your 7800GTX. The 7900GTX, 7950GT and 7950GX2 are all better than the 7800GTX, but I wouldn't suggest upgrading to any of them.

10-21-06, 04:03 PM
I like having my VIVO. I will most likely get one 7950 and put them in SLI.

10-23-06, 12:41 AM
you could buy one 7800GTX off of ebay for ~$200. 2 7800gtxs will beat a 7950GX2.

10-23-06, 09:47 PM
Got to save a little but the plan is to get another 7800 GTX. Thanks Guys. They will drop in price when the 8800's hit the market.

10-24-06, 10:09 PM
tbh, you would probably be better selling off your GTX and getting a G80. the G80 will probably come close to matching dual 7800gtx's (if not surpassing them).

also, i wouldnt go SLi if it really isnt necessary. go with the card that will give you best performance at your pricepoint. its pointless to get another card just for SLi bragging rights. SLI works great, but opens up greater potential problems as well.

it may also be smart to wait and see ATi's offering (R600), if it isnt a paperlaunch :rolleyes:

man i love nvidia and their hard launches :D

10-24-06, 11:59 PM
you could buy a G80 and if the R600 turns out to be better sell the G80 and get an R600.

10-26-06, 03:02 PM
How much do you think the 8800 cards will go for??