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went from evga 9500gt 512mb to xfx 9500gt 1gb and wei scores went DOWN???

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dito

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i wanted to boost my vid memory a little and it was only $50, so i thought going from a Evga 9500gt 512mb to a XFX 9500gt 1gb, would either be the same or better, but my WEI score went from 5.3 DOWN to 4.9? what gives? i did have the evga overclocked some, but cant find a overclcok utility from XFX. any help, opinion??? thanks!
 

Old Thrashbarg

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That was $50 wasted, honestly. There's not really any benefit from having more than 512MB on a 9500GT, and certainly not $50 worth of benefit.

But as for the score difference, did you possibly switch from a DDR3 card to a DDR2 one, or change to a different driver version, or anything else?

WEI scores seem to largely be based on pulling a random number out of the air, anyhow. My 8600GT scored a 6.7, and I've seen a GTX275 score a 6.5. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 

ratbuddy

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Yeah, bet he went from GDDR3 to regular DDR2 or something.

dito, neither of those cards is fast enough to take advantage of 512MB, let alone 1GB. Ask us before you make an upgrade in the future :p

You can grab Rivatuner (google it) to overclock the card.
 
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dito

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Guess it's going back to Tigerdirect. Ok so what vud card would you recommend for under$100
 

deed

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Guess it's going back to Tigerdirect. Ok so what vud card would you recommend for under$100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133305&cm_re=8800gtx-_-14-133-305-_-Product


This one is slightly better in some things and goes on sale often for less then the 8800gtx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4130339&cm_re=9800gtx+-_-14-130-339-_-Product

This one goes on sale alot also for under 100:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130469&cm_re=250gts-_-14-130-469-_-Product


When the 8800gtx is back in stock and since at defualt its under 100 I would snag it. Just destroyed the 9500gt in some game benchmarks by 30+ frames.
 

ratbuddy

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133305&cm_re=8800gtx-_-14-133-305-_-Product


This one is slightly better in some things and goes on sale often for less then the 8800gtx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4130339&cm_re=9800gtx+-_-14-130-339-_-Product

This one goes on sale alot also for under 100:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130469&cm_re=250gts-_-14-130-469-_-Product


When the 8800gtx is back in stock and since at defualt its under 100 I would snag it. Just destroyed the 9500gt in some game benchmarks by 30+ frames.

Er, 8800GTX is kinda outdated at this point. 90nm GPU, and pretty hefty power use. Also, those other two cards you linked are nowhere near "under $100" :beer:
 

deed

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Er, 8800GTX is kinda outdated at this point. 90nm GPU, and pretty hefty power use. Also, those other two cards you linked are nowhere near "under $100" :beer:

The 8800gtx may be outdated but gets an average of 30-40+ more frames in games the nthe 9500 and beats the 9600 in alot of things.

And I do believe i mentioned that about they go on sale very often for under 100 dollars :)
 

ratbuddy

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The 8800gtx may be outdated but gets an average of 30-40+ more frames in games the nthe 9500 and beats the 9600 in alot of things.

And I do believe i mentioned that about they go on sale very often for under 100 dollars :)

Assuming this card is for his 'rig 1' which shows the 9500GT now, that PSU only has a single 6 pin PCIe connector which was also part of my reason for saying "don't" to the 8800GTX which requires two. I'm sure the 450w Corsair unit could handle it, but I'm just not a fan of using molex->PCIe adapters.

And if they aren't on sale now, well, they aren't <$100 cards ;)
 

deed

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Assuming this card is for his 'rig 1' which shows the 9500GT now, that PSU only has a single 6 pin PCIe connector which was also part of my reason for saying "don't" to the 8800GTX which requires two. I'm sure the 450w Corsair unit could handle it, but I'm just not a fan of using molex->PCIe adapters.

And if they aren't on sale now, well, they aren't <$100 cards ;)

My apologies ;)
 

ratbuddy

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Whoa, hold on, something isn't right there. A 9600GT with GDDR2? I'd give that one a wide berth, personally.

What about one of these? 9800GT, $90, no rebates. Or here's a 4670 for $70, again with no rebates.

WTF? Why would they put DDR2 on a 9600GT?? No wonder it's so cheap, I shoulda noticed that.

OP, don't buy the card I linked :p