Newegg messed up my order for the X1900XT and now I'm rethinking the decision. I'm considering the 7900GT. Since I am a very analytical person, always looking for the best min-max solution to problems, I have run some quick little numbers on these two cards.

I only include benchmarks at 1280x1024 because that's my LCD's resolution. When this resolutions score is not available, I have averaged both of the adjacent resolutions (1280x960 & 1600x1200). The percent is the differential between the two scores (ATI's X1900XT had the higher score in each test).

BF2 1280x960: 35%

BF2 1600x1200: 40%

BF2 Average: 38%

FEAR 1280x1024: 22%

Q4 1280x1024: 5%

B&W 1280x1024: 41%

After removing the outlier, we get these results:

Performance differential between X1900XT & 7900GT: 33.7%

Price differential between X1900XT OEM & 7900GT: 33%

Price differential between X1900XT Retail & 7900GT: 36%

Pretty remarkable, isn't it?

Does anyone here have experience with either of these two cards? The 7900GT is single slot, which is nice, but that doesn't really matter that much to me. I already have an nVidia card, so I suppose it would be cleaner to upgrade to another nVidia - can anyone speak to this?

I only include benchmarks at 1280x1024 because that's my LCD's resolution. When this resolutions score is not available, I have averaged both of the adjacent resolutions (1280x960 & 1600x1200). The percent is the differential between the two scores (ATI's X1900XT had the higher score in each test).

BF2 1280x960: 35%

BF2 1600x1200: 40%

BF2 Average: 38%

FEAR 1280x1024: 22%

Q4 1280x1024: 5%

B&W 1280x1024: 41%

After removing the outlier, we get these results:

Performance differential between X1900XT & 7900GT: 33.7%

Price differential between X1900XT OEM & 7900GT: 33%

Price differential between X1900XT Retail & 7900GT: 36%

Pretty remarkable, isn't it?

Does anyone here have experience with either of these two cards? The 7900GT is single slot, which is nice, but that doesn't really matter that much to me. I already have an nVidia card, so I suppose it would be cleaner to upgrade to another nVidia - can anyone speak to this?

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