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It seems that nVidia has been modest regarding the GeForce 7800GTXs capabilities, allowing partners some freedom on their choice of clock speeds.

The original specs for the board mention default speeds of 420 MHz (GPU) and 1200 MHz (memory). Those specs would be adequate for most but in the search for the ultimate 3DMark score, some adjustments have been made.

The default board scores an impressive 7600 marks using a current AMD CPU while when part of an SLI setup, and the same CPU, it will deliver 11200 3DMarks. Now according to the inquirer.net, boards made by BFG, a U.S. nVidia partner, will deliver 460/1300 MHz. This improvement will apparently yield much better 3DMark scores. The BFG board will deliver 8500 3DMarks while in an SLI setup 13000 marks are guaranteed. The modest change in the figures does not seem enough for the change but the secret may lie in the CPU used for the testing. The BFG boards were tested in a setup that used an AMD FX57 CPU clocked at 2.8 GHz and although the changes in clock and memory speed are responsible for some of the increase, this should serve as proof of the importance of the CPU in gaming performance.

Still nVidia seems to have a good little card on its hands and ATIs R520 will have to be on its best behavior if it is to match it, let alone beat it. For those of you who still don't know the full specs (default) for the GF 7800 here they are:

430MHz Clock Speed
24 pixel pipelines
8 vertex shaders
Shader Model 3.0
1.2GHz DDR3
256MB of RAM

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What a f**king usless benchmark. Instead of one variable (the clock and ram speeds) they used too, they overclocked a fx57 to 2.8Ghz.Personaly this dosn't say alot in terms of performance (considering it wasnt *that* much better anyway, and most of the improvment was from the CPU probably)

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anyone who pays almost $1000 canadian dollars for this probably need to get thier heads examined. No thanks. I'd rather get an xboxk360 and a ps3 for that price.. What an utter waste of money. Its barely faster than a x850xt overclocked and i can get that card for 550+tax

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this sounds more like the next gen middle range card lol. This will not be nearly that good with that kind of score. It needs 2 of them just to reach around r520 score. Not only that, with the little it proves, 3dmark is pretty useless. It doesnt tell much, but when u see a 7800 @ 7600 points and an r520 @ >10,000 it does tell something. This not very very impressive at all.

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Whining bitchy little faggots...This card will be bought by many and if nvidia and ati where not in hard competition then we would not have all the great advancements we have had in recent years...

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nex your a f u c k i n g idiot get your facts straight befour you post again. The new ati R520 is scoring just ubder 7500 3d mark and just over 7700 when overclocker, so befour you post next time try pulling your head out of your a s s first

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Speak for yourself, nex, u give proof.who really gives a damn. they cost a s**tload and people will buy them., all there is to it. people still buy 9200s for christ sake get some perspective and stop b***hing about a fÙcking videocard

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I have to agree. The cards are not out yet and all this fanboy crap? Have you babies not learned from the 5800, 5900, 9700, 9800 etc..crap. Until the cards are out retail, then we can talk. Theone thing Nvidia has going for it is the fact that the cards are ready for release at time of anouncement. Hopefully ATI can do this with the R520 and not repeat the fiasco with the R420 line. IE: TheXT800PE(Phantom Edition it was called) The XT700(Never cam out) XT850PE(Took about 2 months after promised dates to be released and they were still hard to find) The XL800XL(The chip i have in my box. Problem was, i had to wait alomst 2 months after anouncement about it to even see it online. Let alone get it from a store)Please ATI, deleiver the R520 ontime and NO PAPER LAUNCHES!!!!!!

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This card is a waste of money. Even tho 3dmark is nonsense and proves nothing in the real gaming world one can see just by comparing the numbers for the price they want this is a total waste. People wake up and use common sense. No game needs this kind of power sop dont waste teh big bucks wait tell a game like unreal 2007 or unreal 3 comes out than buy a card. These guys are milking us poor saps and you keep buying. Stop for once.

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"When one thinks of leadership within the computer graphics industry, Intel isn’t a company that typically comes to mind. NVIDIA and ATI are usually the two companies that get all the attention, but in reality, they both are trailing Intel’s lead in the overall graphics market. According to JPR’s latest statistics, Intel currently holds more than 40% of the graphics market, ATI holding 25%, and NVIDIA holding about 22%.The bottom line is that most people buying PC’s aren’t willing to pay $400 for graphics cards, especially when brand-new computers can easily be found under $500."These numbers are for AJAX who keeps blubbering about ATI's dominance in Marketshare. 3% difference in marketshare is actually very small. that's basically the High-End graphic card sales. Which is the smallest part of a GPU's market. One poor selling quarter and you can easily loose that small lead. As seen in the past! So plaeas. No more of this Marketshare crap for DESKTOP GPU's. We are not talking about Mobile............

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Personally i thought it didnt need a source because everyone knew that the r520 would score > 10k in 3dmark. But obviously not u because ur an idiot...[url removed] ur little source, and btw, the g70 is expected to carry a little more than 7800 points, so thats a bit better, but the 10k on the fudo is confirmed ppl.

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Nex, those intial numbers posted at the Inquirer.net are great. Now can ATI release the R520 to the retail market when they announce it's offical launch? Unlike the X800 cards. If not, that means the longer they wait with a possible paper launch??(like the XL800XL, XT800PE and the non existant XT700XT which made consumers buy more 6800GT's and 6600GT'S and 6800 Ultra's) the more 7800 cards will be bought and more time for Nvidia to release the 7800 on 90nm. I am hoping the R520 becomes retail the day they announce it's release! I won't hold my breath though. This generation has proved to be the paper launch era of all time....

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guys below meget a life, both of you. i bet you are the kind of person that screams ATI ATI ATI!!! or NVIDIA NVIDIA NVIDIA!!! all the time, watching every benchmark to find a 0.00001fps difference. then u let your parents buy gfx cards for you that are way too expansive just to get owned in actual games by people who still use previous gen hardware bcoz those actually learn to play games instead of comparing benchmarks all the time

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and its really gay if someone has to do that to get a message through, not only that its just plain gay. Its quite obvious too that its the same person doing it all 4 times too. Notice how they are both right in a row within minutes of each other...

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i dont like nvidia very much, they are overall pretty crappy, but i do like this idea. The idea to let the manufacturer choose the speeds; however, by doing this, it could cause more cases of instability from certain manufactures if they arent careful, and u have a hot case.

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Tonight I walked my dog, took my gf to a restaurant and then f*cked her and I am much happier than you idiots whinning about gfx cards all day long. And the restaurant bill was way less pricey than a f*cking video card. Hint.

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"The nvidia card doesn't look that high end to me. And even if intel has a bigger market share with its on board cards, they use an ATI or nvidia chipset"No they dont. They have their own intergrated graphic chipset..it sucks, but they have it. And it sells more then ATI cards and Nvidia cards. It should not as their crap, but they do......

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Jesus... ok here, you can hook up these 2 bad boys to a f**king dfi lanparty sli-dr and smoke sli supported games. nvidia doesnt make very good stand alone cards, and most games and i say MOST do not even support sli, so its a waste of money. the only reason why sli got as big as it has is because of f**king marketting from alienware and paid "reviews".I have however been keeping touch with crossfire, hell I even signed my ass up as a sapphiretech partner, so i am qualified to review if i were to put myself through a battery of paper signing and legal bulls**t.Crossfire doesnt need any software extras implimented into doom3, farcry, etc. It works on all fields of gaming using a checkerboard approach(one card taking the black, one card taking the white across the whole screen evenly splitting load), it uses to x800 series cards, one being crossfire edition, and other being a standard atleast x800. crossfire will NOT support x600, x700, and etc. Now, take into consideration, the much LOWER cost of ati performance cards, and take into consideration the much higher quality and phenominal scores of ATI cards and put 2 and 2 together(crossfire works on ALL games). Crossfire will be coming out from DFI and I will be there to buy it off the shelve.I am not going 2 provide "proof" because if you don't know this already then you are too ilequipped to be in this discussion.

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The only issue i can see with crossfire and i am hoping ATI can address this quickly, is the very information you mentioned Nick. The use of only X800 cards and above. They need to change this. Reason. Not everyone spends money on Mid-range to high-end cards as seen by the break down of sales amoung gpu's. BUDGET CARDS AND INTERGRATED GRAPHIC CHIPSETS MAKE THE MOST MONEY. Crossfire should run all the way down to the X600. Even the X300. The majority of SLI owners have 6600 cards running in that setup. ATI needs to follow this with CrossFire and budget cards. I don't know about "much lower cost" of ATI's performance cards. As it's all relevant. Perfomance cards can cost upwards from $399-$699. From ATI or Nvidia. That is out of reach for the vast majority of people. The reason those sales are only 1-3% of the market. The $69-$150+ range is the big seller. Make those cards CrossFire compatible and they will sell like hot cakes.

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