XFX 7900 GTX XXX Edition Video Card Review

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Toughts and Conclusions

There is no doubt that the 7900 GTX is one fast card, easily the fastest card available from Nvidia. The introduction of the 7900 GTX has put Nvidia back in contention for fastest video card available, but according to our testing, can?t quite make the claim of the fastest. Even with the core speed of our XFX card clocked to 700 MHz the 7900 GTX just doesn?t have enough to pull it off, but is very close.

The up side of this is that we the enthusiasts win as the pricing of 7900GTX is suggested to be at $500, bringing some sanity back to the world of high end video cards. ATI has also recently dropped prices on the X1900?s in anticipation of the 7900 GTX. Another great thing about competition is that just like the 7800 GTX and 7800 GTX 512 Nvidia is hard launching this card today! You will be able to order your own XFX 7900 GTX (or other brand for that matter) after reading this article. It?s something that is quickly becoming the norm, but should never be forgotten or taken for granted. Trying to decide between an X1900 series and a 7900 GTX is a tough call and will largely depend on what things you prefer. The X1900?s have superior Anisotropic Filtering, while the 7900 GTX are more mature when it comes to multi-GPU systems.

The XFX GeForce 7900 GTX XXX Edition (model number PV-T71F-YDD) performed well and comes backed with the double lifetime warranty from XFX. A double lifetime warranty means that XFX will repair and service your 6-Series or 7-Series Graphics Card for as long as you own it. All you have to do is register the card with them. And, should you sell or transfer the card, XFX will honor the warranty for the card’s second owner, too, as long as they register it online. Not a bad deal for a warranty!

It should also be noted that XFX is currently selling five different models of the 7900 GTX on their site.

  • XFX GeForce 7900 GTX part number: PV-T71F-YDL (650MHz/1.6GHz )
  • XFX GeForce 7900 GTX part number: PV-T71F-YDF (665MHz/1.63GHz)
  • XFX GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme Edition part number: PV-T71F-YDE (675MHz/1.7GHz)
  • XFX GeForce 7900 GTX Extreme Edition part number: PV-T71F-YDP  (690MHz/1.75GHz)
  • XFX GeForce 7900 GTX XXX Edition part number: PV-T71F-YDD (700MHz/1.8GHz)

I tired to find the XFX GeForce 7900 GTX XXX Edition that we reviewed for sale on at launch, but couldn’t find one. Newegg has the PV-T71F-YDE9 on sale for $549 and the PV-T71F-YDP9 for $599. Right now it looks like the 650MHz cards will run around $499 with the 700MHz cards selling for over $600 at the launch. 

Brian?s thoughts :

The thing to take home about this article is that all of the cards in this review will play any game available today with no problems. The differences between the X1900XTX and 7900 GTX are so small that price will likely be the deciding factor. You will not go wrong with either card. In my opinion the X1900XT is the bleeding edge card to buy as it gives you 95% of the X1900XTX performance and can be found under $500.

Legit Bottom Line: The XFX 7900GTX is the fastest card you can get from Nvidia. The overclocked speed gives you the power to play any game you can get your hands on today at high resolutions with the settings maxed out.

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