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kwynjunk
03-07-07, 12:00 PM
In direct X 9.0 games?

Is there a big difference?

Does the 7950 beat the GTS?

I assume the GTX is better than the 7950. By alot?

Riptide
03-07-07, 12:05 PM
Keep in mind that these days people's opinion of what constitutes "a lot" can be as little as 10% differential.

We've come a long ways from when we got speed leaps like going from an 8088 to a 286.

Grov
03-07-07, 02:53 PM
Depends on the game, but the GTX totally whoops a 7950 GX2.

HL2 at 1600x1200
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics/charts.html?modelx=33&model1=517&model2=606&chart=199

Just look for other reviews, it's pretty conclusive. There is totally no point in a getting a 7950.:D

T.h.o.m.a.s.
03-07-07, 02:58 PM
one GTX is even faster as the overhyped quad sli

SH64
03-07-07, 07:24 PM
The difference to the GTX is quite good as far as i experianced. in some siuations i get double the framerate! (usually 70-80% increase).

Igor01
03-07-07, 10:17 PM
Depends on the resolution you play at, my 7950 GX2 was absolutely fine with all games at at 1920x1200 (24" LCD) with all the eye candy on but when I upgraded to 2560x1600 (30" LCD) I had to get a 8800 GTX in a hurry...

Rytr
03-07-07, 10:20 PM
Yeah, I am fine with the 7950 GX2 gaming at 1680x1050 but for overall performance the 8800 series is where it is at.

Digital_Trans
03-07-07, 11:12 PM
one GTX is even faster as the overhyped quad sli


I can account that this information is 100% correct! I took the advice from an NVNEWS forum member on here and sold my EVGA 7950 GX2 Quad SLI setup and used the money to upgrade to qty. 1 EVGA 8800 GTX KO Edition Graphics card. Quad SLI was and still is a waste of money. The NVIDIA G80 series is a real make over compared to the G70 series. I might have considered skipping the G80 series altogether but the the reviews were to good. Finally, NVIDIA really has a hard balls to the wall graphics card. It took years to get to this level but finally you can see and feel the difference. Let's hope NVIDIA'S G90 series holds it own like the G80 series has. Also if I recall correctly... if your running an 8800 GTX and using Windows Vista the performance level in DirectX 10 games will be optimized 4X greater so if that holds any truth then were all in for a huge performance increase. Correct me on this but I might of recalled reading something about Microsoft's DirectX 10 performance increase being 4X better and faster.. I can't back this up...but I had read about it awhile back.

nopp0x00
03-08-07, 03:57 AM
Depends on the resolution you play at, my 7950 GX2 was absolutely fine with all games at at 1920x1200 (24" LCD) with all the eye candy on but when I upgraded to 2560x1600 (30" LCD) I had to get a 8800 GTX in a hurry...

Really? I doubt you'd be able to play with 4x AA at 1920x1200 in FEAR with a GX2. I struggled to get consistently good frames at 1600x1200 with 2x and 4x, let alone at 1920x1200. I don't understand these people who claim that the GX2 was an awesome card for higher resolutions, for me it wasn't good enough at my native res (1920x1440).

Maybe these people use high performance mode in the drivers, lower settings in game, nor AF or AA.

To the OP:

My GTX finally truly allows me to crank up the AA and AF at even my native resolution (Oblivion at my native res with QTP3 hitches too much, so I'll need to upgrade in a future to be able to play at that comfortably, but for now I'm happy at 1600x1200). My GX2 was awesome for its time, but it struggled in the games where my GTX does not; it also doesn't have the atrocious image quality problems that the GX2 did-especially in source games. In fact, it was the image quality aspect that annoyed me more than the performance. As I learned to distinguish these characteristics it annoyed me more, such that I purchased an 8800GTX on launch.

Igor01
03-08-07, 09:32 AM
Really? I doubt you'd be able to play with 4x AA at 1920x1200 in FEAR with a GX2. I struggled to get consistently good frames at 1600x1200 with 2x and 4x, let alone at 1920x1200. I don't understand these people who claim that the GX2 was an awesome card for higher resolutions, for me it wasn't good enough at my native res (1920x1440).

Frankly, I don't remember if I used AA with the 7950 GX2 at 19x12, but you are probably right, I doubt the game would remain playable with massive framerate drops. But FEAR is a huge resource hog, at 2560x1600 even the mighty 8800 GTX can't pump enough frames to keep the game silky smooth with AA, hell forget AA, I can't even use 16x AF.

spaceigg
03-08-07, 10:35 AM
Isn't the GTS to be better as well???????//

snilloconator
03-08-07, 04:11 PM
Isn't the GTS to be better as well???????//

Yes it was a performance increase for me! My GTS currently whoops up on the 7950! But I have issues in certain games where I didn't with the 7950...