Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-28-2006, 02:59 AM   #21
BSOD
 
JustinMcG67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,519
Send a message via AIM to JustinMcG67 Send a message via MSN to JustinMcG67 Send a message via Yahoo to JustinMcG67
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Along with new RAM. Basically, a new computer.
__________________

JustinMcG67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 03:05 AM   #22
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

I got the 6800GS last week and I'm impressed with it. FEAR does play at high settings, yes, but Smooth Shadows still knocks the hell out of it I'm afraid So I still have to have this off. other than that, I get a rather high FPS.

Your best bet if you can afford it is the 7800GS which is rather cheap, and I would have got that if I had the money too

The only real difference between that is the fact that it can handle 8 shader instructions per shader, compared to the 4 of the 6800GS, but that does make a bit of difference, and will for later games, even if it does have less pixel pipelines than its bigger brother.
__________________

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:12 AM   #23
BSOD
 
HRHunteRHR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,730
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Well if you can't upgrade one thing without upgrading everything, it's DEFINATLEY time for a new computer. The graphics card probobly won't help I'm afraid. It may give you 20 more frames, but you could easily just save it and then in a few months, depending on your monthly income, you could have us set you up with a nice, cheap, gaming computer.
HRHunteRHR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:34 AM   #24
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

What you mean, his systems good! So what if its not PCI-e, neither is mine, and I'm not planning to update for years!
I don't know wheather the X800 to the 7800GS will give you a big enough boost for you to be happy though. It might certainly increase it a bit, but not by a huge amount I wouldn't think.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:42 AM   #25
BSOD
 
Flipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 246
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kage
I'm not planning to update for years!
Seems like we won't have too...before it was just ATi making these AGP cards...now that nVidia is starting to put some more high performing AGP cards out there I don't think I will have to upgrade to PCI-E for a bit.
Flipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:44 AM   #26
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Yeah, though it makes me wonder if AGP is coming to the end of its life. These new cards proove it still has potential, but why did Nvidia decide to choose a slower, less overclockable core for the AGP version of the cards?
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:46 AM   #27
BSOD
 
Flipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 246
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Also notice that nVidia is choosing now to make these powerful cards for AGP when they could have done it while AGP was in its prime...why didn't they?
Flipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 05:01 AM   #28
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Well these types of cards werent accessible then.
Plus, they must have expected people to swap to PCI-e quicker than they have.

AGP definetly has some more to give. How much? I don't know.

They decided not to use the newer core though for the AGP version, and I believe it could have been to do with making them cheaper to produce. Good and bad I guess, but at least you can unlock the AGP version of the 6800GS for example.
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 05:03 AM   #29
BSOD
 
Flipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 246
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

Honestly I don't think the AGP technology will last much longer, I mean it will still be used alot, but I don't think they are going to continue to waste time when they know alot of people are switching to PCI-e.
Flipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #30
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 7800GS or no?

True, but they decided to release these cards, purely because they had a lot of support to to do.

The 7800GS will definetly keep games going for a while, either way.
__________________

__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0