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woofiedog
06-07-2006, 06:14 AM
Do you think my wife will understand... it's for the Game? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Oh Please... Just one more last up-grade Honey! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

The NVIDIAā® GeForceā® 7950 GX2 features a knockout pair of GeForce processors on one irresistibly powerful board. Resetting the bar for single board graphics performance with amazing 3D horsepower and speed, the GeForce 7950 GX2 enables a lightning-fast, hyper-realistic gaming experience with ultra-smooth frame rates. This dual-GPU board features an astounding 1 GB of fast GDDR3 memory and support for resolutions up to 2560 X 1600.

Video Card 1GB e-GeForce 7950 GX2
Part Number 01G-P2-N592-AX
Core Clock Speed 500MHz
Pixel Pipelines 24
Memory Clock Speed 1200MHz
Memory Bandwidth 76.8GB/sec
Bus PCI-E
Interface DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV

Features & Benefits:
Full Microsoftā® DirectXā® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 Support
Built for Microsoftā® Windows Vistaā"ž¢
NVIDIAā® SLIā"ž¢ Technology
Important Note: SLI support for the e-GeForce 7950 GX2 will be provided through a future NVIDIA ForceWare driver release, and will only be available initially through authorized system builders.
NVIDIAā® CineFXā"ž¢ 4.0 Engine
Full-Speed 128-Bit Studio-Precision Computation
Transparency Antialiasing
NVIDIAā® Intellisampleā"ž¢ 4.0 Technology
True High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Rendering Support
HDCP Support*
*Requires other compatible components that are also HDCP capable such as a HDCP capable display and HDCP capable media player.
90nm Process Technology
High-Speed 512-Bit wide GDDR3 Memory Interface
NVIDIAā® PureVideoā"ž¢ Technology
NVIDIA PureVideo Features:
Adaptable Programmable Video Processor
MPEG-2 Decode Acceleration
H.264 Decode Acceleration
WMV Decode Acceleration
Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
Bad Edit Correction
Spatial-Temporal De-Interlacing
High-Quality Scaling
Video Color Correction
Integrated SD and HD TV Output
UltraShadow II Technology
Full-Speed 32-Bit Color Precision
Normal Map Compression
Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs - Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA

Link:
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=01G-P2-N592-AX&family=22
http://www.evga.com/articles/310.asp

Megile_
06-07-2006, 06:20 AM
Does your current PC spec run Il2FB ok? IMO if it does, I think you should hold out until BoB is released.. if that is the main game you play.
Then you can see benchmarks, and the price will have probably dropped for the 7950.. which will no doubt run BoB comfortably though.

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Codex1971
06-07-2006, 06:27 AM
I agree... I'd wait...

woofiedog
06-07-2006, 06:40 AM
I'm running a SLI set-up at the momment with two 7800 GTX KO boards... and it's a Killer System.

If I was still running my old 9800 Pro... I would be doing some serious Thinking though! LOL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

WOLFMondo
06-07-2006, 06:45 AM
I'm going to wait until DX10 and Vista is out. I have a X800XT and there is nothing it can't run at full detail and my TFT's native resolution with some FSAA on top too.

If I was running an older card then I'd think about an upgrade.

Bearcat99
06-07-2006, 06:52 AM
I have my little old 6800GT256 on a XP3200 with 2GDDR... I run FB decently enough.... I dont intend to upgradce until at the earliest @ a few weeks after BoB comes out... I have my secret stash squirrelled away that I am adding to every payday... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Burt when I do upgrade it will be major... Im looking to be spending @a grand... at least.. I figure the video card alone will be a minimum of $300-$400....

woofiedog
06-07-2006, 07:04 AM
Bearcat99... When BOB does come out we'll all find out how our Rig's hold up... Hopefully better then we think right now! LoL

Capt.LoneRanger
06-07-2006, 07:45 AM
You can run this card in SLI (2 of those). If you have enough money to spend, that is.

And then each of them sucks a quantum of 150-175watts out of your PSU. So you better get a nuclear power plant near your machine and of course a VERY GOOD cooling solution.

I'd stick to what Oleg said: Wait for BoB, THEN consider buying an upgrade.

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-07-2006, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
I'd stick to what Oleg said: Wait for BoB, THEN consider buying an upgrade.



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Codex1971
06-08-2006, 06:05 AM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
...And then each of them sucks a quantum of 150-175watts out of your PSU. So you better get a nuclear power plant near your machine...

You might want one of these babies...1000W Power Supply...yes you read it right 1KW!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod2484.htm

LEBillfish
06-08-2006, 06:41 AM
I think you should buy it now, in fact, it's kind of frugal to just buy one, so I'd buy 2 or three to really state your position in the household as the king of your castle.....It would be silly of you to wait till such a board is really needed at which point it may be 1/4 its current price of $600.00/board...Naturally then it's "obsolete" compared to the newer items out......Besides.....

If you're willing to pay $600/board, how much more could a divorce attorney cost?.....

GO FOR IT!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

R_Target
06-08-2006, 06:46 AM
I think you need one of the newer NF4 boards to run them too. It needs a 16x PCIe slot for each card. As for the heat, I don't think it would be too bad. The 7900's have had a die-shrink and run pretty cool. I have a single 7900GT that runs ~30ā?C cooler than my 6800GT.

woofiedog
06-08-2006, 06:51 AM
LEBillfish... A bit Festy this morning! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Wow... maybe a quick check on the Hormone level.

My 31yr's of being married is going along Fine though... Thank's for Asking. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Troll2k
06-08-2006, 12:57 PM
Cnet recommends you pass.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Nvidia_GeForce_7950_GX2/4505-89...01901-2.html?tag=nav (http://reviews.cnet.com/Nvidia_GeForce_7950_GX2/4505-8902_7-31901901-2.html?tag=nav)

woofiedog
06-08-2006, 01:55 PM
Thank's for the link Troll2k.

It looks as though we will all be outdated soon, no matter what we have upgraded to recently as far as Graphic's Cards go's. Wow!

If that sounds like an epitaph, you're not far off. The problem is Windows Vista, or more specifically, Vista's updated multimedia programming interface, DirectX 10.

DirectX is Microsoft's Rosetta stone for combining hardware and software. As long as software programmers and hardware developers design their products to cue into DirectX, compatibility should be guaranteed. The current version for Windows XP is DirectX 9.0c. Microsoft has stated that Vista will support DirectX 9 software and hardware but that the OS will ship with DirectX 10. The GeForce 7950 GX2 (along with the rest of the GeForce 7000 series), however, is a DirectX 9 part. This means that while it will work with Vista, it won't support the latest and greatest 3D features, so your $600 investment will be out-of-date only six months after you buy it, assuming Microsoft hits its targeted January Vista release date. While Nvidia (or ATI) has yet to announce a DirectX 10 chip, you can bet that such cards will be out or will be very near release by the time Vista launches.

Jasko76
06-08-2006, 05:10 PM
If you've got the dough, then go ahead and upgrade now. Otherwise you'll be stuck waiting for the next best thing forever. 2 weeks ago my trusty old 9800XT died in sleep (probably a side effect of more than 2 years of insane overclocking) and I bought a XFX GF 7800GS. What a difference, what a card!

woofiedog
06-08-2006, 10:26 PM
Jasko76... Glad to hear your having a Good time with the XFX GF 7800GS... Excellent card by the way.

My old 9800 Pro was a Great card for it's time and is now being used by my son.

But even running the single 7800GTX KO card before I added the extra card for the SLI set-up... was Big jump in performance and smoothness of different applications.
As I said the ATI 9800 was a Great card for it's time... but have been having a Blast with the NVIDIA so far.

No... I won't be changing anything for awhile being... except maybe a extra 1Gig of memory to boost my Rig up to 2Gig's.

Jasko76
06-09-2006, 04:56 AM
About the new BOB - how much of a resource hog can it really be? If HL2, Doom 3 and Quake 4 runs like a breeze on my system, the BOB should fly well, right?

woofiedog
06-09-2006, 06:05 AM
LoL... I'm sure we will all find the answer to that quesion soon enough.
My Rig also runs Very Nicely with BF2 and Red Orchestra... but BOB might be a New Creature all togeather.
We'll see! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Codex1971
06-09-2006, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Thank's for the link Troll2k.

It looks as though we will all be outdated soon, no matter what we have upgraded to recently as far as Graphic's Cards go's. Wow!

If that sounds like an epitaph, you're not far off. The problem is Windows Vista, or more specifically, Vista's updated multimedia programming interface, DirectX 10.

DirectX is Microsoft's Rosetta stone for combining hardware and software. As long as software programmers and hardware developers design their products to cue into DirectX, compatibility should be guaranteed. The current version for Windows XP is DirectX 9.0c. Microsoft has stated that Vista will support DirectX 9 software and hardware but that the OS will ship with DirectX 10. The GeForce 7950 GX2 (along with the rest of the GeForce 7000 series), however, is a DirectX 9 part. This means that while it will work with Vista, it won't support the latest and greatest 3D features, so your $600 investment will be out-of-date only six months after you buy it, assuming Microsoft hits its targeted January Vista release date. While Nvidia (or ATI) has yet to announce a DirectX 10 chip, you can bet that such cards will be out or will be very near release by the time Vista launches.

I wouldn't be put off by that article...the same could have been said if 6 months ago you were planning to by 6800GTX knowing that the 7XXX series was coming. Besides the DX10 features in Vista will have new bells and whistles like Aero (3D text screens instead of 2D) but Vista will still run the same on a DX9 card.

Also I think it will be some time before game developers will release DX10 games but admittedly the time b/n a DX API release and games actually using that API is getting shorter and shorter.