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Pros: I came back to the Egg and grabbed a second gig for my rig (ECS-NForce570-SLI mobo, now 2GB of this RAM, PD 2.8 processor, 3vga 7900GS KO). With 1GB of this RAM and the video card overclocked to 600MHz core and 1600 (800x2) memory I could play BF2 demo online at 1024x768 medium/medium-high settings (+4xAA+16xAF) with very good performance, and now after upgrading to 2GB of RAM and overclocking the video card to same core speed and 1650MHz memory I play at same res and AA/AF with all settings maxed except no shadows and get 95% flawless performance.
Cons: The price is so low that people are going to think this is a scam ;), and low enough for me to consider getting more when I don't really need it.
Other Thoughts: School will be over soon, can't wait for vacation, etc, etc.....READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: IMO the best "budget" high-end video card out there.
Cons: Vista drivers......"nuff said
Other Thoughts: to "azjazz" M$ Flight Simulator X is very CPU bound, perhaps the most CPU bound game out there. Upgrading the graphics card will not increase performance whatsoever, but a faster processor will help a lot. This will rock once the Vista drivers are improved and Crysis is released. :-)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Once a great video card.....
Cons: ....once. This is still a great card but not at this price!! Not when you have the 8800GTS 320MB for a lot less buck and a LOT more bang! Check the reviews on places like Tom's Hardware and sites like that, you will see that this is no longer top dog around here. Take, for instance, the 7950GX2 (dual 500MHz GPUs, 1GB video memory total, 48 pixel pipelines, etc..). Pretty powerful card, right, at least compared to this? Well take this quote from Tom's Hardware:"The 8800 GTS is slightly crippled compared to the GTX, but it will still beat powerhouse cards like the dual-GPU 7950 GX2 in many cases."
That kind of performance is not available in a card like this 7800GTX. Think again before you buy.
Other Thoughts: I know I'm not supposed to reference any other sites, but...although I almost always come here for all my comp needs, I have made one purchase from T!ger D!rect, and all I can say is...NEWEGG RULZ!!READ FULL REVIEW