Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by trt740, Jan 31, 2007.
Forsa 7900gtx 512 mb DDR3 or Sapphire X1900xt 256mb no fan boy crap here only honest answers
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
card vs card
it looks like the nvidia is better!
and then send me the 1900
the only thing I see is the shader difference wow the x1900xt kills it. other than that the 7900gtx rocks
what if I told you I only payed 243.00 shipped for the 7900gtx new
I'd say I get much better prices, as I'm a retailer, but that was a good deal.
whats a good retailer price for that card
Sorry can't tell you that.
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
The 7900GTX is certainly a faster card
The X1900XT is intended to compete against the 7900GT anyways.
If someone paid $450 for that card now they'd be a fool, you could get a 8800gts for less. Newegg has the 8800gts for this
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
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
Sell both the cards......I'll sell you a brand new 1800XT you pocket some cash but I would never sell the GTO!!
hey tatty I just might do that pm me
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!!!!!
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.
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
Keep the Nvidia! The extra ram clinches it. Plus its an awesome all rounder anyway!
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
Depends on which X1900 you are comparing to
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.
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
They are pretty close to eachother in various games.
I would say the 512MB memory from the 7900GTX could be the reason to choose this card over the other.
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