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Windows 7: Geforce 7950 GX2 - Is it good?

18 Feb 2011   #11
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah, their primary weakness when compared to a new model card is a lack of streams. This makes them chug along a bit with heavy shaders.
If you get problems with one I would suggest killing shaders first, as they are the hardest thing on them.


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18 Feb 2011   #12
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Bill, hopefully it'll keep at a fairly safe temperature. And thanks to you too Maguscreed, I don't really mind about the quallity once the newer games are playable at medium-ish settings and resolution.

Glad to here relatively positive information on the card! Should be good. But while I'm here, what power supply should I buy? Nvidia recommends a 400w power supply, which I have, but it's a pretty basic poor model from some no-name company called EVO Labs, so even though I have the card here now, I won't install it yet untill I buy a new PSU. :/ Anyone know of a PSU I should get that's able to handle the card, while not being very expensive?
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18 Feb 2011   #13
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The 7 series actually isn't that power hungry compared to the 8 series which were power hungry beasts from the depths of the underworld. I wouldn't go overboard for a psu in this situation. A run of the mill 500watt should be more than adequate.
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18 Feb 2011   #14
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18 Feb 2011   #15
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

With the 7950 GT I had, I put in a 550W Power Supply about 4 years ago and it's still running so about 500 - 550W should be fine. As Maguscreed said, the 7 series is not nearly as power hungry as the 8 series.
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18 Feb 2011   #16
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Sounds good guys, thanks for all the help!
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20 Feb 2011   #17
imeem

Win 7 & 10 x64
 
 

how much r u getting that card for?
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22 Feb 2011   #18
NeroDevil

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Pretty much free - my boss just said take it.
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