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Maverickman
01-13-07, 06:24 PM
I've had this 7900 GTO in one of my computers, and I'm still amazed at how much performance I got for so little cost. I only paid $259 from newegg, which is still much cheaper than cards that offer less performance. The thing overclocks to 7900 GTX speeds, so those who bought one got a 7900 GTX for $259. The only bummer is no HDCP support, but I can live with that since I watch high definition content on my LCD TV. It's no surprise that these cards were gobbled up within two weeks of their release. I think Evga was the only manufacturer to offer them which suggests that Nvidia was just trying to sell off some 7900 GTX GPUs before the release of the 8800 series. It was also an opportunity to dump some lower-performing memory as well. Still, my card's memory clocks to 1600MH with no problem.

newls1
01-13-07, 06:31 PM
I've had this 7900 GTO in one of my computers, and I'm still amazed at how much performance I got for so little cost. I only paid $259 from newegg, which is still much cheaper than cards that offer less performance. The thing overclocks to 7900 GTX speeds, so those who bought one got a 7900 GTX for $259. The only bummer is no HDCP support, but I can live with that since I watch high definition content on my LCD TV. It's no surprise that these cards were gobbled up within two weeks of their release. I think Evga was the only manufacturer to offer them which suggests that Nvidia was just trying to sell off some 7900 GTX GPUs before the release of the 8800 series. It was also an opportunity to dump some lower-performing memory as well. Still, my card's memory clocks to 1600MH with no problem.

Yes, an "OK" card when it works:o . I've rma'ed 3 already w/ EVGA so im now on my 4th. I wish I never bought this card to begin with. I should have waited and spent my money on a 8800GTS.

Maverickman
01-13-07, 08:09 PM
I agree that the 8800 GTS is better, and I have one in my main computer, but it's also over $200 more, and people looking for a great deal on an awesome card (like myself) couldn't pass on it.

SlieTheSecond
01-13-07, 10:15 PM
Most cards it seems overclock to a better cards speed. But you gotta remember, that better card itself overclocks to an even better card.

SLippe
01-14-07, 09:57 PM
Is the GTO any different than the GT, because I can overclock easily to GTX speeds, almost to GTX Superclocked speeds and probably could be with a memory volt mod. I love my card. Currently running 732/840(1680). Not a GTO.

sirplayalot
01-14-07, 10:30 PM
Question! What's better...the 7950GT 512 or the GTO?

stevemedes
01-14-07, 10:35 PM
Yeah the GTS is better.. Its also a $400 card.. 500 at release. how short the memories are here lol.

GTO = better than 7900GT. its a 7900GTX with a BIOS flash to lower the memory clocks and relax some latency.

As for reliability issues, my EVGA 7900 GTO i bought when they first came out is still running beautifully.

BTW - i have one of these for sale in the for sale forum. replaced with a 7900 GTX i got in trade (has HDCP)

carey8
01-25-07, 05:21 AM
Currently i have my GTO running at 685/715. No Artifacts with ATI Tool.
Are there any other tools to test for artifacts?

Athena
01-25-07, 02:45 PM
I got my GTO running at 685 core and 1.5 mem. :D
This card totally has more power than my CPU. :D

GeniusPr0
01-25-07, 05:03 PM
yup this card is the best deal ever :D

Maverickman
01-26-07, 05:24 PM
With the 7900 GTO you were getting close to 95% of the speeds of a stock 7900 GTX at just over half the cost. Sure, there's no HDCP support, but so what! By the time HD DVD drives come down to a reasonable price, the GeForce 9800 GTX will be out!