1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

which should I keep

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trt740, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    Forsa 7900gtx 512 mb DDR3 or Sapphire X1900xt 256mb no fan boy crap here only honest answers
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. Gwargor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    111 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Supreme Nation
    I'd keep the 7900GTX and I own a X1900XT 256mb, so no bias from me. Both cards have their strong points, but the extra 256 of ram would be the difference maker for me. Just my .02
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,086 (2.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    915
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,977 (1.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,903
    Location:
    Florida, A.K.A. the Sweatbox
    79gtx FTW!!!
    and then send me the 1900:D
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  5. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    the only thing I see is the shader difference wow the x1900xt kills it. other than that the 7900gtx rocks
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  6. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    what if I told you I only payed 243.00 shipped for the 7900gtx new
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2007
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. Frogger

    Frogger

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,282 (0.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    404
    7900gtx
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. Gwargor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    111 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Supreme Nation
    I'd say I get much better prices, as I'm a retailer:), but that was a good deal.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    whats a good retailer price for that card
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. Gwargor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    111 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Supreme Nation
    Sorry can't tell you that. :laugh:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  11. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    why not? I see them posted at online stores in the 450.00 range and the rule of thumb is a 100 percent mark up so wouldn't a retailer pay like 250.00
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,999 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    470
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    The 7900GTX is certainly a faster card:D
    The X1900XT is intended to compete against the 7900GT anyways.:p
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. Gwargor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Messages:
    111 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Supreme Nation
    10 Year Member at TPU
  14. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    Im not sure the point of this price debate but check price grabber and see if Im not correct. Anyway thx for the impute you gave and im not sure you really are a retailer since you cannot even give me a ballpark for a whole sale price. Also I believe the price is high due to the now rarity of this card. (just kidding on the retailer thing) here is the same card as cheap as I could find it minus ebay http://www.become.com/shop?q=7900gt...rce=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_term=7900gtx+pci

    here is the only newegg listing I could find http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121023
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2007
    10 Year Member at TPU
  15. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19,529 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,804
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    You know my views Trt, dont get too hung up on the shader thing as there are plenty of modern games that the 7900GTX beats the 1900XT at some games just prefer more pipelines, some more shader engines, its all down to the architecture of the game, take Fear for example.

    To me as I said in our PM's in 3D Marks I think the 7900GTX would have the edge and is probably the faster card versus the IQ and HDR/AA running simultaneously, personally haveing both ATi (1800XT 740/900) and 7900GTO (a GTX @ 710+/840) I do not see a great IQ difference but the 1900XT has probably better IQ than the 1800, although the 1800 still beats the 1900 in some benches :D

    Sell both the cards......I'll sell you a brand new 1800XT you pocket some cash :rockout: but I would never sell the GTO!!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    hey tatty I just might do that pm me
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  17. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19,529 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,804
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    Only because, if they can find one, Connect3D may warranty replace with another 1800XT, can you still get them across there? May not be worth your while cause you know prices are much higher here than across the pond.

    I'll tell you what......I'll give you an 1800XT (new if they send me one) and an A64 4000+ at 3.27 Gig for your Opty 185?....deal? You sell both your cards, stick like $450 in the bank.....bonus!!!!!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  18. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    Hey tatty let me figure it out and I will get back to ya might be a good deal!!! I payed 335.00 for my Opty 2 weeks ago.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  19. trt740

    trt740

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    11,069 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,184
    x1800xt is worth here around 180.00 to 200 dollars if its a 512 mb figuring a x1900xt 256 is about 199.00 to 219.00 and the 4000+ is now at 83.00 on newegg up about 5 bucks. Going to send you a PM
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. J0N

    J0N New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    448 (0.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Keep the Nvidia! The extra ram clinches it. Plus its an awesome all rounder anyway!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  21. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19,529 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,804
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    Agreed!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  22. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19,529 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,804
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    If you can get one.....£150 here for an 1800XT but very hard to come by now, and thats just the 256MB version, so to you at best prollie $170 :(
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  23. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,999 (1.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    470
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Depends on which X1900 you are comparing to:p
    The X1800XT do have more pipes than a X1900GT, but the X1900XT and X1800XT both have 16 pipes.
    So I doubt that the X1800XT will beat a 1900XT, since the X1900XT have 3 times as many shaders than a X1800XT.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19,529 (4.62/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,804
    Location:
    Worcestershire, UK
    When i get home I'll post a couple of links to some game benches that are not so shader dependant where the 1800XT at least matches, and in one beats (albeit just) the 1900XT, as I said, the extra shaders only really work to their max potential in games that are more heavily dependant on that architecture, there are plenty that dont and they tend to lose a little of their advantage then. Its very much the same song as the 7900GTX versus 1900XT, there are arguments for both, dependant on what games you tend to play, in 2005/2006they are pretty even although generally, in higher res the 1900XT tends to fair a little better.

    ohhh and I thought it would be obvious what model I was refering to, its the 1900XT 256MB as that is the card Trt has! D:)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  25. Flow

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    199 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    88
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)