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Which Video Card is better?

By BlindObject
Jul 3, 2007
  1. The EVGA GeForce 7800 GS 256MB Gddr3
    # Mfr Part Number: 256-A8-N506-AX
    # Chipset: GeForce 7800 GS
    # Engine Clock: 375 MHz
    # Video Memory: 256MB DDR3
    # Memory Clock: 1200 MHz
    # Memory Interface: 256-bit
    # Memory Bandwidth: 38.4 GB/s
    # Bus: AGP 8X
    # RAMDAC: 400 MHz
    # Pixel Pipelines: 16
    # Max. Resolution: Max. Analog - 2048x1536 @85Hz; Max. Digital - 1600x1200
    # Connectors: VGA, DVI-I, TV-out (S-Video), support dual head
    # Support Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
    # Requirements: Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply


    OR

    The SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950GT 256MB GDDR3
    # Chipset: Radeon X1950 GT
    # Engine Clock: 500 MHz
    # Video Memory: 256MB DDR3
    # Memory Clock: 1.2 GHz
    # Memory Interface: 256-bit
    # Bus: AGP 8X
    # RAMDAC: 400 MHz
    # Pixel Shader Processor: 36
    # Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600
    # Connectors: Dual DVI (Support Dual VGA); TV-out
    # Thermal: Fansink
    # Microsoft DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL Support
    # Built for Microsoft Windows Vista
     
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    If you can find out the Bandwidth of the ATI it would help you make the final decision. I have Nvidia 7800GS in an AGP machine and it is good. No hiccups.
     
  3. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    They're the same.

    38.40 GB/s
     
  4. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    RADEON won this one "blindo". It's seldom that ATI products offer more than Nvidia these days. I research products for the simple fact that I'm always buying them! You never stop upgrading once you start. If you haven't gotten a PCI-e equipped machine yet, you have a lot of graphics fun in store. Good Luck!
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    The X1950GT is better. More pixel shaders, and a faster core clock. But you should try to see if you can find the X1950PRO or X1950XT AGP versions... as they are quite a bit faster than both those cards, and the X1950XT tops every PCI-E card up to the 8800/HD 2900 series.
     
  6. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    Blindo? Haha, good one. Yeah, yeah, I'm buying the ATI as soon as I have the money (one week or so).

    And off to non-stop gaming I go.
     
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  8. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    KPO I don't know why I didn't think of that...
     
  9. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

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