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Old 17th March, 2006, 12:46 AM
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7900gtx Vs 1900xtx

I don't own ethier I've used the 1900XTX freqently but not the 7900 How do they stack up since I'm probly putting one of hem in the next PC I build.
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I just got to use one today, with an unbiast opinions as I prefer usally Nvidia (except FX series).
There was an image wuiity differance the 7900GTX made things look better and had less of a plastic rendering look(thats more driver related) However it doesn't support HDR and AA running simoultanious, thats dissapoint it's really anoyying especially for so much power.AAx8 doesn't run yuor FPS down and nethier does HDR, be nice to have them together must admit nvidia screwd that. Another thing is the 1900XTX is still cheaper then the 7900 Dissapoint. While the card impressed me it's not worth upgrading a 6 or 7 series, wait for the 8 series. However the ATI is woth the upgrade from a 6600< since of it's reduced price tag *cringe*.
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I just got to use one today, with an unbiast opinions as I prefer usally Nvidia
Ummmm..... Yes.
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Old 17th March, 2006, 10:19 PM
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when I'm paid for an opinion it's unbiast. since someone payed me for a comparisin I'm passing on what I said.
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You know my views, so I''ll outline the facts.

-Performance is about even.
-X1900 is cheaper.
-7900 is quieter and cooler.
-X1900 Supports AA + HDR
-SLi is more mature than Crossfire.

My own opinion is outlined in my sig. I don't regret the descision atall and would repeat it today, given the choice.
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Preformance may be even but the picture was not, they wheren't on the same moniter the ATI got a high preformace LCD and the Nvidia got a NEC Diamondtron same res though.
But me personally I've never had a good ATI product, it's like my friend he had two sony DVD drives and an MP3 fail him so he won't buy it anymore. I've found the noise donesn't matter as thats dictated by the case.
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Give me a minute, I've got a good comparision.
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Old 17th March, 2006, 10:32 PM
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any chance the moniters made a differance? Buy yes the ATI is much cheaper and better for the price.
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I've found the noise donesn't matter as thats dictated by the case.
You must have a noisy case then. Sony DVD drives designed for PC use tend to be Lite On drives anyhow.
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any chance the moniters made a differance? Buy yes the ATI is much cheaper and better for the price.
Here's an image of the differences of rendering techniques between the X1800 and 7800.

Yes, I know they are not the cards in question, but the rendering techniques remain pretty much the same. I'm not sure if the X1800XT support Fetch4 like the X1900, but it's not applicable in this comparison.

Stock image credited to Tomshardware.

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Bare in mind that the image in question is NOT using HDR, so nVdias AA is present.
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Heh. Madcat, I'm afraid it's fairly clear which card produces the better image.

It sounds like you tried to compare on two monitors. But I doubt this would have affected it much.
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the nvidia looks much worse in that picture which is odd since I always found thier AA to be better. Could be since I have an XFX who advertise great AA? But regardless I say thier equal and it's the persons personal opinions.
nvidia rules
EDIT: agast the ATI had the better moniter so I'm sure that wouldn't make the 79 look better.
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the nvidia looks much worse in that picture
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But regardless I say thier equal
They clearly aren't. And you admitted so in the same goddamn sentance. Why on earth do you start a thread like this only to cover your eyes and repeat in your head "nVidia rules".
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Thats a picture I've found my card AA's chain fences perfectly and in fact is one of the selling points. "nvidia rules" is my opinon not meaning it's better but I prefer it.
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http://www.gamespot.com/features/6145814/index.html
here I haven't read this yet but it can resolve some preformance issues.
EDIT:I've read it a bit now and will admit that actuly the 1900 does implement AA slightly better(in some of the gmaes other wise it's equal).
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Thread Over.

Also, in your link, madcatmk3 I really like the way that they have both the bars on the graph the same colour, because that really makes up for the fact that the bars aren't labled either.
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This is what seperates the men from the boys.
Men will admit their wrong and take a bow. Then all is well.

Madcat, we don't need fanboyerism.
If the X1900 is better then just let it be.

Let it be, let it be.
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I don't really know what more I can do.

I've given my points and expressed my opinion, yet despite that you seem to just dispute what I've posted. You asked a question, I answered it using constructive evidience to support it, and you still dispute it.

It seems that whatever information is presented to you, you won't accept that ATi is even remotely on par with nVidia.

But I completely fail to understand why you've apprently started this thread.
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I don't really know what more I can do.

I've given my points and expressed my opinion, yet despite that you seem to just dispute what I've posted. You asked a question, I answered it using constructive evidience to support it, and you still dispute it.

It seems that whatever information is presented to you, you won't accept that ATi is even remotely on par with nVidia.

But I completely fail to understand why you've apprently started this thread.
I never said thier not on par and I provided a link as well I'm desputing which is better it's not like I think a 6800GS would be better then a 1900XTX. My dispute with your image is it's one game, however after watching the gamespot link I'll admit the ATI manages AA better. What would you really like me to say? ATI is so much better? I've admited there cheaper and better value, preformace wise the 7900 seems to beat the 1900, which I didn't think until a few moments ago.
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Please, for the love of sweet Jesus.
The 7800 is beaten hands down madcat. In all areas. Full stop. End of. Debate over.
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