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Video card to run Oblivion when it comes out...


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#151
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Is the 7600 you speak of a nVidia card? Just so you know, I don't care if it's better I am a die hard Pentium and ATI user...so I'll stick to the X800XT because I don't have $300 to spend on an amazing card to make my friends jealous.

Most of my friends are already jealous :whistling:
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i'd buy the x800xt too...i'd don't have enough will power to buy the x1900, let alone having the spend the money on it! :
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Where do i buy a 7900 GTX without having to go on the internet. I want to but one in a store. PLZ HELP ME!
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it would depend on where you live. you're going to have to use the internet to find a electronic stor next to you, or at least in the city where you live, then call them up or go over there to look for it. i looked for some big retail stores that you could find across the country (i'm not sure about all over the world, though). i checked on best buy's website, and they carry it, but they want 599.99...theres the link below.
http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1140392184220
heres the link to Circuit cities website...they want 529.99 for theirs...
http://www.circuitci...roductDetail.do
and here's frys...they want 599.95...i'm pretty sure that they have stores all over the country too...
http://shop2.outpost...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
sorry about the lengths of the addresses...hopefully you can just cut and paste it onto your search bar...like I said, i think that these retailers have stores in cities allover america, but i don't know about europe or any other country...so I hope you live in america...and I also hope you're rich, 'cause I could never afford this card! :whistling:
p.s-any product on the websites are usually carried in all the stores, so i don't think that you're going to have to worry about them not carring it. good luck looking for it.
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What would a 7800GT run it like?
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if you're talking about oblivion, you'll be able to run it with everything on high. (probably.) thats and extremely good and expensive card, so there's no need to sweat it...
and to Casheti-sorry, i didn't notice that you lived in england...i sure hope that there are best buys over there or circuit citites...i don't know of any big name retailer that stocks cards that good.
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Well Mozzer if youre UK i would probably go ATI as ATI prices are very good here and they are better cards for the money here and are better at oblivion, they can run HDR and AA at the same time which is what you expect from a card that fast.

Cashetti, you can buy from any computer shop they will order it in for you, but you will get completely screwed on the price internet sales are the most popular method because it is the safest and cheapest way to get computer parts bar none, a shop will usually charge as much as 30% handling free AFTER there generous price markup, good example PCworld biggest chain of computer shops in the UK they charge the same price for 80Gb ultra ATA drives that the most expensive online retailer charges for 300 and 400Gb brand new SATAII drives. They are a rip off ive yet to see a computer shop that wasnt.
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Hey Scott... wanted to thank you for all your advice and help..(but i'll be back) got my 1600pro and my enermax(sp) 530 arriving tomorrow.. with the ATI radeon xpress 200.. tho the game is running..I think i'll be fine now.. but I really wouldn't have had a clue without all you guys helping this computer helpless girl find her way thru a maze of computer hardware. Now.. just to figure out crossfiring.. and what kind of cooling system to use.. it never ends..
Thanks again.. Hugs.. if that's allowed.
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hi im a new member but ive been research my graphics card for the last 3 weeks (xfx geforce 7300 gs with turbocache) and so far ive found out its about half the price of a 6800 and just about as powerful. on my computer oblivian runs with medium high settings. so if ur looking for a budget card deffinently check out the xfx geforce 7300.



ive placed a link below directly to the page with the card






http://www.tigerdire...6&sku=P450-8572
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Does it matter who the card was made by? e.g XFX?
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Company doesnt matter.

But you need to do better research, from what im reading here its below an x1300 and way below a 6800 of any type.

Heres a couple http://www.anandtech...doc.aspx?i=2699
http://www.hwspirit....ews.php?read=22 .

AMD zone had a review that had some weird numbers in it but even they i think realised there was something dodgy and still reccomended a x1600 instead, they compared it against a 6600GT as well and it was well below a 6600GT.
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I am planning to get the XFX nVidia GeForce 7900GTX PCI-EXPRESS 512MB Graphics card. It is £390. Bargain. Nobody tell me otherwise or I shall get upset.
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http://www.overclock...900_Series.html

And thats an expensive site and they are all cheaper, the x1900 is the smarter, faster and cheaper choice for you.

The x1900XTX is faster and more advanced than the 7900GTX and in the UK its a cheaper card than the 7900. You can get the power colour x1900xtx for 330-350 pounds.
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all you guys are from england! How many british pounds are in an american dollar!?
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pfft, who wants powercolour. I want sapphire. Look up the current exchange rates for the pound to dollar thing ok mate?

btw, look at these specs,

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX PCI Express x16

Core Clock Speed 665 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512 MB
Technology GDDR3 SDRAM 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1.63 GHz
Features Nvidia SLI Multi-GPU Technology
Max Resolution (external) 2560 x 1600
Supported Display Graphics QXGA (2048x1536), 2560x1600
API Supported DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
Max Monitors Supported 2
TV Interface HDTV out
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Expansion / Connectivity Interfaces 2 x DVI-I - 29 pin combined DVI 1 x HDTV output

Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express x16

Compared to the X1900XTX:

Interface Type PCI Express x16
Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
Core Clock Speed 650 MHz
Video Memory Installed 512 MB
Technology GDDR3 SDRAM 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1.55 GHz
Features Dual Slot Fan Cooler, Avivo Technology
Type Video capture adapter
API Supported OpenGL, DirectX 9.0
Max Monitors Supported 2
TV Interface Video in / video out
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Expansion / Connectivity Interfaces 2 x DVI-I - 29 pin combined DVI
Software Included Cyberlink PowerDVD , CyberLink PowerDirector, Sapphire Select DVD (2 unlock keys)

I think that 7900 GTX comes out on top.

Edited by Casheti, 18 April 2006 - 04:21 PM.

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