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    7900GT vs 7800GTX?

    I'm after a new gfx card in the next month or so and I'm wondering which to get. The 7800GTX and 7900GT perform pretty much the same, no? If the price was the same what should I go for? I'm leaning toward the 7800 because of the bigger, better and quieter cooler. Any advice would be well appreciated.

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    not all 7800gtx have the nice big heatpipe cooler, so be careful

    mine does though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk
    not all 7800gtx have the nice big heatpipe cooler, so be careful

    mine does though
    Hehe, they all have quieter dual-slots cooler don't they though?

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    no mate, not all of them, look here for example and here you can see a reference gtx at the top of the picture.
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    Oh right, thanks for the info. I've put a low bid on a 7900gt on ebay so I'll see how it goes with that, if not I might look into a 7800gtx with badass cooler like yours clunk

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    From my understanding it was only the 7800GTX 512 that had the big heatpipe cooler? or am I thinking of something else.

    If you want performace + cooling + quiet, get the 7900GT and stick a zalman VF900 on it, quiet as hell and spanked my OC'ed 6800GT where heat was concerned, it used to run 56 idle, 68/70 burn, now with the Zalman it runs 46/48 idle, 50/52 on burn!

    Gotta buy another one when I upgrade to 7900GT this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Codfather
    From my understanding it was only the 7800GTX 512 that had the big heatpipe cooler? or am I thinking of something else.

    If you want performace + cooling + quiet, get the 7900GT and stick a zalman VF900 on it, quiet as hell and spanked my OC'ed 6800GT where heat was concerned, it used to run 56 idle, 68/70 burn, now with the Zalman it runs 46/48 idle, 50/52 on burn!

    Gotta buy another one when I upgrade to 7900GT this week
    Cool, I've just upgraded to an x2 so in a month or so I'll grab a 7900GT

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Codfather
    From my understanding it was only the 7800GTX 512 that had the big heatpipe cooler? or am I thinking of something else.
    yes, you are thinking of something else
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    7900GT is pratically the same as a 7800GTX, but a little faster.

    The real difference is that it has newer technology (smaller NM core) also, it runs much much cooler and is a smaller card. This means you can have a quiet fast card compared to the GTX which is long and runs hotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk
    not all 7800gtx have the nice big heatpipe cooler, so be careful

    mine does though
    No mine does.... ok that's a private joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk
    yes, you are thinking of something else
    No the 7800GTX 512mb had exactly the same stock cooler as the 7900GTX does now. Very very nice efficient cooler and a decent card
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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez
    No the 7800GTX 512mb had exactly the same stock cooler as the 7900GTX does now. Very very nice efficient cooler and a decent card
    i never said it didnt, but it the cooler wasnt exclusive to the 512 meg version as he initially stated
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    The 256mb didn't have it, well scan sold one with it, but thats it. The 512mb, always had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    The 256mb didn't have it, well scan sold one with it, but thats it. The 512mb, always had it.
    Thats right. The stock cooling for the GTX 512mb was always the heatpipe cooler. The GTX 256 had a smuch smaller cooler (still pretty decent though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    The 256mb didn't have it, well scan sold one with it, but thats it. The 512mb, always had it.
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=861

    you must be thinking about something else as well. there have been a few 256 versions with that cooler on.
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    Some 256's did come with that super cooler but the vast majority did not. It was NOT the reference cooler like it is now for the 7900gtx and was for the 512mb 7900gtx.

    The one you pointed out clunk was one of the extreme versions, which IIRC did mostly come with them big coolers but normally the standard 256's did not.

    But thats beside the point, a 7900gt is a better buy than a 7800gtx in 99% of cases.

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