Hey, I hadn't seen any posts comparing two cards, so I thought I'd get some background info on 'em. I haven't had the chance to compare the 7600GT to the 7800GT. From what I understand, it has twice as many pixel pipelines, but a slower stock clock. So here's my question: is the higher-heating worth the extra pipelines? I've been thinking about upgrading, but I don't want to waste $200. So if you've had the experience of using a 7800GT, could you give me some insight?
Certain discussions pairing two different technologies such as "Intel vs AMD" and "nVidia vs ATi" are pointless and will be closed. Search the forum for these debates - there are hundreds of them.
This isn't as general though. But it is still a comparison, which could end up into dispute.
I myself have the 7800GTX, I was going to get the 7800GT, but I went all the way. The 7800GT is still a fine card, and I would of cource take that over the 7600.
This is what I think...
7600 = 6600 in 6 series. 7800 = 6800 in 6 series.
This isn't a comparison of companies, and I'm doing it to find out the difference between the cards - not to cause a riot. Now, you say that you'd take the 7800GT over the 7600GT, but what about pricing. Bang for your buck ratio? I heard the 7600GT is a decent price for good performance, while the 7800GT costs quite a bit more...
p.s. Can I rename the thread to compared rather than vs?
I don't think it really matters. If a Rookie or C38368 beleive it should be changed, then they will. ;)
How much are each card? Price different wouldn't be too excessive.
To be honest. They both support SM3.0, and have the same core design. Just different clock speeds/pipelines, etc. That is easily moddable. ;)
If you are looking for the better straight out of the box package. Then I would get the 7800GT.
Well that's just it... from reading reviews 65% say the 7600GT is more overclockable due to it's cooler stock. Do you know if the 7600GT is unlockable to more pipelines?
Having used one before.
There should be a way around it.
Google is your friend. ;)
If I were to do serious clocking anyway, I would buy an after market cooler.
I'm on stock cooling, but only overclocking a fraction. My Zalman v900 CU comes soon. ;)
I'm not a big fan of changing coolers, mainly because it gets expensive for my clients. That's why I practice overclocking stock cards, that way it's not too much of a hassle.
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The 7600 is cooler stock, but it starts out lower as well. You may be overclock it more in terms of clock/mem speed increases, but will it actually be faster than an overclocked 7800 which runs hotter but also has higher stock speeds? I'd say no. Of course, for value for money an overclocked 7600 is better than a stock 7800.
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The 7800 GT is alot better its got 20 pipes it could probally be modded to 24 so you might be able to get GTX profromace Vs the 7600 GT that has only 12 pipes and profroms better than 6800 Ultra with 16 pipes. Why dont you just settle for a 7900 GT instead of a 7800 GT becuase 7800s are more priceyer than a 7900s. The 7900 GT has same profrmace as the 7800 GTX but its much cheaper scince there still manufactouring them.
Keep in mind I'm not concerned with price - but bang-for-your-buck ratio and stock cooling. Doesn't the 7800GT come with 24 pipelines? Not 20? Anyways, from reading reviews the 7800GT doesn't act well in small spaces.