View Full Version : question about my bfg 7800 gt oc
12-03-06, 02:35 PM
lately i been seeing alot of talk of 7900gs and ati 1950x pro.
where does my video card stack up against these?
they sell for 200 dollars each on average.. i bought mine almost a year ago for 300.
im guessing its not good to equate price with performance since its technology.
but i am considering upgrading my video card, was looking at thenvidia 8800 gts cards for 499.
would it be better to go crossfire with 2 ati 1950 pros for 400 or less or go 8800 gts?
and would it be a visibly significant jump from my current 7800 gt oc card?
thanks for any info.
Two ati's would be pointless unless you swapped your board out too. the 7900gs is a nice card, but its there mostly as a tweak card. upgrading your 7800 to it would be really wasteful because you would get the same card but you might be able to oc it higher.
if you can afford a 8800 anything, thats your best bet as even the GTS will be competitive with any 7x card in sli, where a gtx will beat them.
but ultimatly, who cares if your card "stacks up" the real question is , does your card not do what you need it to do? if your games lag, then upgrading might be an option but you might be better to just get another 7800gt for your sli board.
12-03-06, 03:58 PM
thx for the reply,
i thought i could use ati cards on my board hmm.
secondly i originally wanted to go sli with the 7800 but seeing as microsoft will stop directx9 support and will be more or less forcing ppl into directx 10
i considered the 8800, priced at 449 and 629.
upgrading to these cards would also require me to get a new powersupply i have a 550? how high of a power supply would i need?
the games i want to play or playing? well im playing on a westinghouse 37inch 1080p monitor and source gives me about 60 fps with all bells and whistles on. but vanguard saga of heroes beta lags ( could be bad coding ).
and i know i def will play team fortress 2 when that is available and crysis.
Eh, they want you to upgrade, surely, but its its not like you wont be able to play new games just because you arent running vista for a little while.
If you can afford a 8800, go for it. your psu will be fine if it has two pci-e connectors.
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