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What video card should i get?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by p_o_s_pc, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I have a 7900GS 256mb right now that runs 555/902mhz(core/mem) Should i get a
    ATI
    HD2600XT 256mb
    HD2600 pro 512mb
    x1950pro 256mb
    Nvidia
    8600GTS 256
    7900GT 256mb

    What video card should i get or should i just get a new HSF for my 7900GS? I am wanting more FPS in games like
    Need for speed carbon
    NFS MW
    and would like good FPS in Test drive unlimited
    So tell me what you think.Also if i get a new HSF for my 7900gs i will get another gig of RAM and maybe another HDD to RAID 0 them or if i get another card i will try to sell or trade my 7900 than do the upgrades.
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    Whatever video card you get, make sure it has DX 10... Other than that the choices are yours to make. Most importantly, check out Techpowerup.com's review database!
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    8600 GTS and OC it like no other
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    I want to know what one is faster and one day when vista has all of the bugs worked out and i have all my upgrades i will go with it but i don't see that anytime soon.Also i want something that will be faster than my 7900GS when overclocked
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    What brands can you overclock and still have the warranty
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    I read someplace that you can overclock EVGA's cards and not void the warranty that is why i overclock my EVGA and it came overclocked.
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    How did you get your memory so high?
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    you shoudl get a 512mb version of a dx10 card.. a 2600 with gddr4 is nice. faster than a 1950 pro too.
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    I just let ATI tool find the max overclock than scanned it for artifacts for 45mins than kept upping it till i got errors than lowered it 5mhz and it has been running just fine.
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    Dang, might have to try that. My core pwns yours tho lol
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    Your is the GT if i up the core anymore i get artifacts instantly maybe the cooling
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    Like I said, my core pwns yours.
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    your core pwns mine but my mem pwn yours.902(1804)
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    what ev.can we get back to what video card i should get.I have read too many times that the 8600GTS gets pwned by the 7900GS even with both overclocked.So i don't want the 8600
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    Well, whatever you do don't get a DX9 card....that would be totally pointless!!
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    I would go with the 8600gts man, they are known to oc quite well and perform ok. The only downside is for another ~$90 you can get a 8800gts...

    So I would be tempted to save a little more.

    The 2600XT is also a nice card, there are a few people here with one of those and they oc heaps as well.

    I wouldn't upgrade from a GS to a GT thats for sure, it wouldnt be worth it.

    X1950pro isn't a huge upgrade from a 7900gs either

    2600pro isn't a huge upgrade either.

    thats my reccommendations
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    I had to sig it.:rockout:
    Could someone tell me the brands that can be overclocked and still have the warranty?fold on the 2600xt?(F@H GPU)
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    how is the manufacturer going to know if you oc'd it????

    Unless you are going to flash the bios there is no way for them to tell.... :wink:
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    I would like to not rip them off... what about the F@H on the GPU on a 2600xt?
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