View Full Version : 7600 or 7900

05-15-07, 01:57 PM
I'm buying a notebook soon and want to know which card is better for it. The 7600 has 512mb of graphics while the 7900gs has 256mb. I think the 7900 had higher bench marks but i not sure which is better for my notebook. The reasson i'm looking at these two and not something higher is because i got around $2000 to spend and i can get a notebook with one of these two in it for that price. Any ideas would help. Thanks

05-15-07, 02:04 PM
The 7900gs is considerably better than the 7600 (unless you are referring to the 7600gt).

Take a look at the info here:


This helped me with purchasing my notebook video card.

EDIT: Also, the Santa Rosa platform was just released and long with it the DX10 cards are coming. You may want to look into that as well.

05-15-07, 02:08 PM
sorry i'm not entierly sure which one it is. I'm just going off the hp website that says "512MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7600". Don't know if that helps.

05-15-07, 02:20 PM
Generally, the 7600 is too slow to make effective use of the larger amount of memory. It's like tis on a bull at that point.

Get the 7900, as even the GS outpaces the best 7600 cards (GT). Very few games will make use of over 256MB at this point, if even that much. A 7950GT 256MB with similar clocks to my 7900GTO 512MB benches about the same, despite having half the memory.

05-15-07, 04:30 PM
7600 uses TurboCache if I'm not mistaken, which steals system ram.

05-15-07, 04:59 PM
I decided that i'm going to go with a GeForce 7900GTX with 512mb in it. I'm going to put it with 2gb of ram. If i go with the t5600 1.83ghz proccesser insted of the t7200 2.0ghz proccesser i shouldn't notice much of a difference should i when gaming. I realize that the t7200 has and extra 2mb L2 cache but that shouldn't make much of a differece when gaming should it?