Nvidia 7950 GT or 7900 GT ???

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    Nvidia 7950 GT or 7900 GT or 7900GS ???

    hi guys, i just wanted to know which is best BET == Geforce Nvidia 7950 GT or 7900 GT or 7900GS ??? . all are under $300 margin. all three have PCI-e x16 interface.

    I am going to get them from USA.

    Will my INTEL 915G board support any of these card.

    the device manager shows the model of my M/B as = "Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family" & when i go to intel's website to clarify my doubt, i am totally confused... see for your self... http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/cs-011594.htm , i dont know which is my model there!! :confused: , one of them doesnt has PCI-e x16 gfx. interface.

    My PC Config- HP Pavilion a1210in, P4 3.06Ghz, Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 512MB RAM @ 400MHz,
     
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    Are you using onboard chipset ?
     
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    The below 300$ price is only applicable in the US . In india they are priced higher. i doubt whether 7950 GT & 7900GS are yet available in India. Your motherboard probably supports PCI-E card.
     
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    @ tech... i didn't understand what you asked.
    currently i have this m/b (in device manager it says chipset) which has onboard gfx. intel GMA 900.

    @soham i am going to get this from USA

    My PC Config- HP Pavilion a1210in, P4 3.06Ghz, Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 512MB RAM @ 400MHz,
     
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    If your mobo doesn't have X16 PCI-e slot then your mobo must have agp slots.

    Install SiSoft Sandra 2007 and then tell the model no. of mobo.
     
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    Only PCI,then don't buy nvidia cards(they are available in agp and pci-e X16 slots)your mobo doesnot supports agp and pci-e cards,upgrade you mobo which has 16X PCI-e slot.
     
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    F**k !!! just when i thought, i'll get huge UPGRADE with a Gfx. Card, i came to know my M/B doesnt has a PCI-e slot.

    What is a good solution for this?? any good card with PCI support.

    My budget is only $300, so can i get a good M/B based on intel 975/965 or supporting both P4 3.06 Proccy as well as quad core & a gfx card (7900gs)???
     
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    No for PCI,it is outdated.First get a new mobo which has many and new features such as ddr 2 ram supports,16X pci-e support,sata support.etc and then purchase a good graphic card.
     
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    One stupid question....
    (Enlarge the pic) are those solder points a POSSIBLE SLOT to PLACE A PCI-e Holder. & is it POSSIBLE to do a MOD like THIS & making a bios Update.

    [​IMG]

    why i'm asking this Question is that if i dont spend the $300 for PC now, then i'll be spending it on other unneccessary stuffs (as time flies by, & when you have $300, ..........drinks...my bike.........)
    As of now, i dont want do a M/B upgrade, coz Intel's Quad Core is just months away....

    Shall i just get that card (7900gt) & then do the m/B upgrade later(next year) & will there be a second hand M/B with PCI-e for 1000-2000 bucks
     
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    Cant !,buy a new mobo which has One 16X PCI-e slot.
     
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    I say get a 7300GS/LE for now use it for a few months then get a DX10 ....card..
     
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    It is beyond doubt that the most wise solution would be to sell off your current mobo and RAM and get a new Mobo, RAM and GPU. 512MB RAM can't even make full use of a 6600GT which is a nera future entry level current card and a lo end card since quite a while.

    Sell off your current mobo and RAM, you should get 3-5k max. Add the rest, now we have around 20k, or >15k to buy new stuff.

    A new Mobo should cost you atleast 50$. Alternately, don't sell your RAM, just add another 512MB module and make it 1GB. This way you will be able to play most games of 2004 and 2005 fine. After a few months upgrade to 2GB RAM. In doing all this you loose 100$, in case you feel you can get 2GB RAM very cheap, like 100$ or under, it would be more advisable to buy it in that case.

    So now you have blown up anywhere between 100-150$.
    The best graphic cards for you to consider now:

    1900XTX >300$
    1900XT 512 >250$
    1900XT 256 >240$
    Geforce 7900GTO > 200$
    Geforce 7900GT >220-240$, as long as it doesn't die, which might be a problem with this card
    1800XT/512/256
     
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    Thanx guys @tech_mastermind & @akshayt & @samrulez for your replies & especially you @tech for some really Quick ones

    well, i think i'll do the Mobo upgrade AFTER the launch of Intel's Quad Core.
    as of now for temporary period, i'll get a second hand mobo with PCI-e.

    About the Gfx. Card, i think i'll go for a $50-80 budget & get a low/mid end card. coz DX10 is also nearing its launch.... who knows whether new games & application (next version of autocad) will run on a old DX9 based card after one year.

    So which card will be a good idea for atleast 6 months.
    7600GS, 7300GS/LE....??????
    what do you guys think of " Radeon X1300 PCI card" based card-- only $100.
    Will this card work on my Intel 915G M/B.

    if go for this card i'll be saving some money (no need for upgrade for current M/B ) for the final upgrade (intel Quad core based ones).

    the games i'll be playing are NFS MW, NFS C, GTA SA with full gfx. settings.
    If possible, will i get a PCI based card.
    in this site they've put "Interface: PCI, PCI Express" under most of the gfx. card, so does this mean that a card can support both interface.
    http://www.nextag.com/geforce-pci-express/search-html
     
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