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Topic Title: X1950XTX VS 7950GX2 COMPARED
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Created On: 10/02/2006 02:00 PM
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 10/02/2006 07:07 PM
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TheReturnOfAZ
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im having trouble finding a power comparison for x1950xtx vs 7950gx2, my internet is really slow today

EDIT ok found one



uses less power than x1950xt, even. further leading to the "neglect how it works, because it works" philosophy.

in fact the dual-card solution from a technical/efficiency standpoint is almost better if it uses less power... i mean, its still 2 slots wide. its starting to appear better if you arent actually looking inside the case to see what's happening.

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 10/02/2006 07:44 PM
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WOW, uses more at idle, but on load, that's crazy. I knew the 7900 series was a smaller 7800/used less power, but that's crazy.
 10/02/2006 07:47 PM
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well i started typing out "equal", but really, load is all that matters. if your PSU cant hold it up during load, its useless. idle is less than load, so that should work if load works. none of us buy new PSUs and 7950gx2s to use in 2d/idle mode.

but yeah, i expected 7950gx2 to be a little bit more, but certainly not LESS, and certainly not on the new, lower power x1950xt (which uses less than the XTX!.

so yeah, see how stupid the no power connector is? a 7950gx2 could likely run in no external power mode, it seems, but theres no real reason...

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 10/02/2006 07:53 PM
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If you have the money to buy a 7950GX2, you're going to play at the higher reoslutions, and that's where this card is going to shine, end of story.
 10/02/2006 08:15 PM
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do you mean not hooked up to the PSU too AZ? I think that's pushin it abit, teh PCI-e doesn't supply that much power.
BTW, anyone know how much power is supplied through the pci-e bus? 75w...?
 10/02/2006 08:32 PM
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PCIe 16x gives 75W. Power connector gives 150W.

It doesn't matter how many GPUs there are, even when comparing efficiency. This design is just like dual cores, except with higher latency. nVidia introduced the GeForce 7950 GX2 in order to compete with ATI's 6 month cycle they created. For the first 6 months, nVidia puts out a card that is single GPU and with new technologies (G70). Then after 6 months, they put the same die on a lower nm process. They raise the clock for single GPU cards (G71) and use the old clock for mobile cards and the GX2 (G71m). This way, they don't have to redesign a new die every 6 months like ATI has to and can spend more money on lowering prices to attract business.

Anyway, I think the GeForce 7950 GX2 is better here. It allows for the ability for Quad SLI which should impress anyone at a lanparty.

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