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DiscipleDOC
12-20-06, 09:06 AM
Which is better? And please, no fanboi-sm.

Xion X2
12-20-06, 10:07 AM
The GTS. Better image quality, better at high resolution performance, better AA, better filtering, HDR + AA in unison, DX10, etc.

Blacklash
12-20-06, 10:16 AM
The below review will give you a good idea of performance, GX2 vs 8800GTS. Look for the resolution you like to play and the level of filtering you typically use. Try pages 11-22.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nvidia_geforce_8800_preview/page11.asp

It is a fact that the 8 series has the highest quality anisotropic filtering currently available and two new AA modes the GX2 does not.

XFX Support
12-20-06, 10:33 AM
The 8800GTS will usually outperform the 7950GX2 with most tests. What makes it stand above the 7950GX2 is that you dont have to worry about motherboard compatibility issues and it is DirectX 10 compatible. I would choose the 8800GTS as it will be the better card especially in the long run.

XFX Support

DiscipleDOC
12-20-06, 10:45 AM
Thanks. I was looking at the prices and I was kind of confused when I seen that the 7950 GX2 is still more than the 8800 GTS.

ronss
12-20-06, 02:38 PM
the 8800gts is tempting, but i will wait to see what the competition brings to the table soon, then i will make my decision...anyone here run linux on the 8800 series card???

SH64
12-20-06, 03:00 PM
teh GTS.

Eliminator
12-20-06, 03:06 PM
read this review... they are pretty equal for the most part... personally id either go with the 7950gx2 now or wait and get the 8800gts when proper drivers are released
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2870&p=22

xanas3712
12-20-06, 03:06 PM
the 8800gts is tempting, but i will wait to see what the competition brings to the table soon, then i will make my decision...anyone here run linux on the 8800 series card???

Yes, and it's not hell or anything but the drivers are notably lacking. They don't work for wine in opengl due to a bug and beryl I can't get to start since it crashes the computer. 2d performance isn't as good as you would expect. Everything else though is fine (quake4, ut2004, direct3d cedega, etc.).

fatal1ty
12-20-06, 04:40 PM
A few apps favor SLI, overclock the GTS and the GTS is the clear winner - driver bugs aside.

LoneWolf15
12-20-06, 06:45 PM
The GTS is the clear winner in image quality. All Geforce 7 series cards have angle-dependent AA, so antialiasing looks inferior to both Radeon X18xx/x19xx cards, and to the Geforce 88xx which beats both ATI cards and previous Geforce cards for AA quality.

Also, the Geforce 7's cannot do AA and HDR at the same time. Clear win for the 8800GTS.

Video playback quality is improved, and HQV scores are higher. Win for the GTS over previous Geforce 7 series cards. That, and you get hardware-accelerated H.264 video.

This isn't even going into performance; the 8800GTS wins in many cases, and is neck-and-neck the rest of the time. The only real downside to the Geforce 8 series is that its drivers need to mature some. It isn't a deal-breaker, but it's something to be aware of before you purchase one.

tdream
12-20-06, 07:33 PM
I agree with lone wolf, even with performance being very close, the other features of the 8800GTS are superior. And you have a DX10 path for the future.

jAkUp
12-20-06, 10:28 PM
There is no reason to get a 7950 over a GTS. DX10 support, don't have to worry about SLI compatiblity, etc. Go with the GTS for sure. Also, no FP16 HDR + AA on the GX2.

SH64
12-20-06, 10:33 PM
There is no reason to get a 7950 over a GTS. DX10 support, don't have to worry about SLI compatiblity, etc. Go with the GTS for sure. Also, no FP16 HDR + AA on the GX2.
& no angle-independent AF , no CSAA & no FP32 HDR support on the GX2