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    diffrences in video cards

    Xfx has just released 3 new cards: 7600GT and the 7900GT. anyone know
    the difference between them? I'd appreciate it.
    http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...oductId=186026
    http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/...oductId=185994

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    ther then the fact that the 7900gt(very high end) beats the sh*t out of the 7600gt(mid-grade) theres actually a few difference which can be found all across the net such as pipelines and vertex shaders and memory speed

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    thanks, anything else anyone?

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    tomshardware.com should have reviews and comparisons on those cards. thats where I personally go for hardware reviews before buying any new technologies.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    tomshardware.com should have reviews and comparisons on those cards. thats where I personally go for hardware reviews before buying any new technologies.
    either that or another good one is anandtech.com

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    Here's a bit of info for you

    GeForce 7600 GT

    Graphics Bus Technology PCI Express®
    Memory 256MB
    Memory Interface 128-bit
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 22.4
    Fill Rate (Billion pixels/sec) 6.7
    Vertices/Second (Millions) 700
    Pixels per clock (peak) 12
    RAMDACs (MHz) 400



    GeForce 7900 GTX

    Graphics Bus Technology PCI Express
    Memory 512MB
    Memory Interface 256-bit
    Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec) 51.2
    Fill Rate (Billion pixels/sec) 15.6
    Vertices/Second (Millions) 1400
    Pixels per clock (peak) 24
    RAMDACs (MHz) 400

    You get double the pipelines and the 512meg memory will move info vastly quicker.
    So you pay your money and take your choice. If you are intending to opt for the 7900
    I would hold on for a while though. I have it on good authority that the new 8 series is
    due out shortly and the amount you will pay for a 7900 will get you the new card with
    the expected advances in technology.

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    It's a questtion if you really need those extra megs of memory. Most games can't really take advantage of those extra 256Mb....

    What really makes the difference is double the memory interface withe (giving twice the memory bandwidth) and the extra pipelines.

    Personally I would go for a card one generation old, since the latest and greatest means you pay too much, compared to the extra performance ou get. One generation old gives the best price/performace ratio I feel.

    On teh other hand, I seldom have the time to play much games any more, so these days, I make do with an old geforce 440Mx.... (I should have gotten a newer one, but there's only so many hours available per day )

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    Also cost?!

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    yeah. Thanks. im trying to decide. I'm going to have alot of omputers and it aint a big deal for me to upgrade all of the time lol. Thanks for the info

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