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    x1900 xtx vs 7900 gt and 7900gtx

    i been reading alot of reviews on both cards and its seems like the best deal for permance is the 7900gt at 299.00 but the x1900xtx is only 379.99.
    so my question is should i really stay with the 7900gt when the x1900xtx is only 79 dollars more? and when in crossfire vs sli would the x100xtx out perform 7900gtx in sli? or should i stick with the 7900 gt cause a new card is comming out soon to out perform these cards.

    p.s conroe e6600 will be my cpu
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    Let's move you here for some better results.

    If you have the hopes of Crossfire in the future, then the X1900XTX might be your best choice. RIght now there isn't an SLI-capable motherboard available that supports Conroe, but the Conroe-ready 975X boards do support crossfire. Be warned, the X1900XTX is a very warm card and consumes a lot more energy than the 7900gt/gtx. It's also a noisier card. ATI has somewhat resolved this with the X1950XTX, but that card was just launched and might not be available when you are ready to buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeOnTheTree
    Let's move you here for some better results.

    If you have the hopes of Crossfire in the future, then the X1900XTX might be your best choice. RIght now there isn't an SLI-capable motherboard available that supports Conroe, but the Conroe-ready 975X boards do support crossfire. Be warned, the X1900XTX is a very warm card and consumes a lot more energy than the 7900gt/gtx. It's also a noisier card. ATI has somewhat resolved this with the X1950XTX, but that card was just launched and might not be available when you are ready to buy.

    ok ty for the info but i also heard if ur going crossfire the xtx basically just drops to the xt version so basically if ur going crossfire go with the xt?
    plus the only board i see with ddr2 800 is this board?
    plus if i do go crossfire does it drop from x16 to x8 when u go in crossfire mode?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130051

    any more boards that support ddr2 800 out there?
    Last edited by nsb; August 24th, 2006 at 11:45 PM.

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    There is an SLI conroe board out and I reckon there will be more to follow:
    ASUS P5NSLI: Core 2 Duo and SLI on a Budget

    don't count on running crossfire on a conroe. since AMD bought out ATI, I'm doubt Intel will want to continue crossfire support for long.

    The fan on the x1900xtx is crazy loud too. If you're going for a quiet system, that ain't the card for you.

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    i want a board that will keep its 16x when in sli mode that board u mention above goes to 8x times in sli mode;/. i thought no boards for conroe support sli yet?

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    dual 16x isn't that much faster, but you'll have to wait for the 590 boards.

    The P5NSLI does support conroe. check out the link i posted.

    As stated in my previous link:
    We are over a week away from the official launch of the NVIDIA nForce 590SLI Intel Edition

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    I was wondering when nVidia would get on the Core2 bandwagon. I knew the boards were on the way, and it looks like they've finally arrived.
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