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jackal
April 10th, 2006, 01:35 PM
I want to buy Pine GF XFX7900GT, 256MB DDR3 (256bit, 1,5GHz), PCI-E, Dual DVI/TV, retail But iam not sure about its quality. Does any one have one and can tell me if it is worth buying?

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfiguration Id=186017

Vlad
April 10th, 2006, 01:39 PM
That's a wee bit out of the Vintage Range. Vintage would be more like EGA and CGA, and the good old days of Monochorme. Thats about as Modern as One could get.

Moved to a better spot.


-Vlad
VC Forum Moderator

alexkerhead
April 10th, 2006, 03:08 PM
What? I got a Kaypro IV sitting here that could blow that crap out of the water!

Seriously, XFX is a good company, and the 7900 is a great card, perhaps the fastest on the market now for gaming.

Vlad
April 10th, 2006, 03:12 PM
What? I got a Kaypro IV sitting here that could blow that crap out of the water!

I was thinking the same about my Zenith Super Sport 286 :)

XFX is a nice company, I have a GeForce MX4000 thats really nice....

-V

alexkerhead
April 10th, 2006, 03:14 PM
I was thinking the same about my Zenith Super Sport 286 :)



-V
Ah man, those things are sweet, I saw one running quake 4!;-)

carlsson
April 10th, 2006, 03:16 PM
I'm not sure if this is a genuine question or a way to get a referral link, but why would a big graphic card manufacturer want el cheapo referral links out of context? I found a similar thread here:

http://discuss.pcmag.com/forums/1004313967/ShowPost.aspx

It appears the 7900 chipset is the currently most powerful and sought after. I don't know if the brand in question (XFX) has a better implementation or price than MSI, Asus, Gainward, Albatron etc. For some reason, I think Google will be a better place to ask these types of questions than a vintage computing forum.

Vlad
April 10th, 2006, 03:23 PM
I kept it beacuase we always get so much joy from comments like mine and Alexkerhead's. If anyone wants me to, I can remove the link or I can just ax the whole post.... Remember the Teapot one? God that was funny. Espeially Erik's comment.

-V

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=2551&page=2&highlight=base+belong

carlsson
April 10th, 2006, 03:26 PM
On Tom's Hardware, it appears that they only make a distinction between the different GPUs. I couldn't find any test of several graphics card with the exact same GPU but from different card manufacturers. Maybe it doesn't matter, but then why would anyone want to pay $10 extra for a card with the same specs as the cheaper one? More bundled software, better known brand?

Heh, someone else asked the same question:

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/7900GT-brand-matter-ftopict178631.html

and it appears some cards are better with overclocking.

alexkerhead
April 10th, 2006, 03:28 PM
I kept it beacuase we always get so much joy from comments like mine and Alexkerhead's. If anyone wants me to, I can remove the link or I can just ax the whole post.... Remember the Teapot one? God that was funny. Espeially Erik's comment.

-V

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=2551&page=2&highlight=base+belong
Aww, dont do it..lol.....that junk is hilarious.
I have seen these kind of posts before, and dont understand why people do it. Google/Yahoo/etc. can give you much better results than a bunch of people who think tandy, commodore, apple, ibm, etc. rule.

Vlad
April 10th, 2006, 03:33 PM
That's why I kept this post, I knew we would get some joy out of it. Yes, Tandy does indeed rule. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a Vintage collector and all but I like Modern, High Powered machines as well. (Like my 64-bit rig and Cray I Telnet to which doesint really count since it's a Vintage Cray.) I love both Vintage and super modern high powered. I was always intrested in HPC*, but I like Vintage machines too.....

-V

*HPC = High Performance Computing

carlsson
April 10th, 2006, 03:45 PM
FWIW, Apple and IBM are still out there on the consumer market. Or rather, the consumer part of IBM was bought by a Chinese company "Legend" IIRC.

If the OP ever comes back to read any responses he got, the thread is worth it. From the Tom's Hardware forumz, most people seemed to recommend the eVGA brand, since it is overclock friendly and the warranty even covers overclocking and some modding?!?

I wonder which other computer or parts manufacturer - vintage or modern - would have a warranty that covers controlled tampering with the hardware?

Vlad
April 10th, 2006, 03:49 PM
It's Lenovo. And I think Lenovo is a great Company. They make really nice machines. XFX does NOT warrent overclocking and neither does Nvidia. My Nividia utility CD says as soon as you overclock it, kiss your warrenty good bye....

-V

alexkerhead
April 10th, 2006, 07:01 PM
That's why I kept this post, I knew we would get some joy out of it. Yes, Tandy does indeed rule. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a Vintage collector and all but I like Modern, High Powered machines as well. (Like my 64-bit rig and Cray I Telnet to which doesint really count since it's a Vintage Cray.) I love both Vintage and super modern high powered. I was always intrested in HPC*, but I like Vintage machines too.....

-V

*HPC = High Performance Computing
I too like new stuff, but not quite as much as my old stuff.
I don't have a 64-bit system yet, but I do have a P4 3.0@3.6, 2048MB OCZ performance rev.2 RAM, 2x80GB hitachi's in raid, asus p4g8x-deluxe mainboard, 6600GT.
I really dont use it much, i post on a dual P3 1Ghz system with 1GB RAM, this bad boy flies.
P4 Rig (http://www.gallery.ubertechworld.com/thumbnails.php?album=14)
Dual P3 Rig (http://www.gallery.ubertechworld.com/thumbnails.php?album=16)

DimensionDude
April 10th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Love the dual P3 case. What brand is it? Elegant and techno at the same time, without being goofy (can you say Alienware?).

Kent

alexkerhead
April 10th, 2006, 08:05 PM
It was some eagle case I got locally(costed $110...lol...worth it though) two years ago, put in my closet, and last year, I popped the dually stuff in.
Here is a silver version of it at the egg for $50 after rebates.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811117028


It has an electric motor controlled front door.
Solid aluminum. Case, with plastic bezel.
Tough, I mean this thing is built like my vintage stuff.