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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
G9
Daemon Poster
 
G9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,132
Default 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

It's the showdown of the vid cards I'm considering on buying...

The NVIDIA 7800GTX (Not sure which of those to get)

The ATI X1900XTX (Not sure which of those to get)

The MATROX 256MB

I heard that the Matrox is excellent for 2D development applications, like the Adobe Creative Suite and Macromedia Studio. I am assuming its gaming ability is way under par.

Can the 7800 and 1900 handle those development applications as well, or better than the Matrox?

In conclusion, which is better and less expensive, the 7800GTX or its ATI counterpart, the ATI x1900xtx? Compare them singly, and then with SLI/Crossfire enabled/configured.

EDIT: Is this article trustworthy?
__________________

G9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:07 PM   #2
Golden Master
 
G35x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,474
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Dude ur building things left and right just the other day i swore u said u were building a low end media center correct me if im wrong..Two weeks ago you were trying to set up raid...And now buying a high end video card. Where the hell do you work lol..Why dotnt you wait for the 7900 i think it is comin out soon
__________________

__________________
Check out my car forum..
altimacoupes.com

what is up vanilla face
G35x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:08 PM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
badninja3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,348
Send a message via AIM to badninja3
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

i dont think hes building with these cards. this thread it just for information/knowledge.
__________________
ATHLON64 3200+ @ 2.2Ghz AM2. 2 x 512mb OCZ 800mhz ddr2 ram. EVGA 7600GT KO.

myspace.com/badninja3
badninja3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:08 PM   #4
G9
Daemon Poster
 
G9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,132
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Yeah... heh, this probably seems strange. I build PC's for distant and close relatives alike. You can imagine how much I make for building them

But seriously, I'm a newb at this, but that's what they don't understand.

The PC I'm talking about right now is for my own personal use. And the purpose of this thread is getting to know the stats of these cards before I purchase them. I'll have to get a load of cash.
G9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:09 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
badninja3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,348
Send a message via AIM to badninja3
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Quote:
Originally Posted by G9
Yeah... heh, this probably seems strange. I build PC's for distant and close relatives alike. You can imagine how much I make for building them

The PC I'm talking about right now is for my own personal use.
oh dang. thats cool. so how much do you make?
__________________
ATHLON64 3200+ @ 2.2Ghz AM2. 2 x 512mb OCZ 800mhz ddr2 ram. EVGA 7600GT KO.

myspace.com/badninja3
badninja3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:10 PM   #6
G9
Daemon Poster
 
G9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,132
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

They're family. You think I'm going to charge 'em $100/hr?
G9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:11 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
badninja3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,348
Send a message via AIM to badninja3
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

lol. u actually charge hourly?
__________________
ATHLON64 3200+ @ 2.2Ghz AM2. 2 x 512mb OCZ 800mhz ddr2 ram. EVGA 7600GT KO.

myspace.com/badninja3
badninja3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
Golden Master
 
G35x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 5,474
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Lol i think he doesnt charge them at alll..I wouldnt charge family members neither..Maybe if the total was 1300 i would say it was 1350 heh
__________________
Check out my car forum..
altimacoupes.com

what is up vanilla face
G35x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:13 PM   #9
G9
Daemon Poster
 
G9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,132
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Quote:
Originally Posted by badninja3
lol. u actually charge hourly?
No. That's the point. I don't charge. They're family. All they do is pay for the parts, I don't charge for building. Plus I'm new to building, really... it's funny, as soon as I started up the notion of building, excitement exploded in my face.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dev0115
Lol i think he doesnt charge them at alll..I wouldnt charge family members neither..Maybe if the total was 1300 i would say it was 1350 heh
*tsk* For shame!

So instead of talking about my reluctant position as PC builder of my family (and consequentially, their families), let's get back on topic.
G9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #10
Golden Master
 
ISOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,208
Default Re: 7800GTX vs X1900XTX vs Matrox

Same here. I tell them what to buy and they pay for it. I build it for them. Then they come to me after a year complaining about problems creeping up

Mainly their system gets slower and slower.
__________________

__________________
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?
ISOwner 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 04:18 PM.


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