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OcUK GeForce 7300 GT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-040-OK)

The above is the exact model you are looking for. Now I will tell you why this is cush a good deal. This particular card uses super fast DDR3 memory, whereas most other 7300's use standard DDR2.

The difference (performance wise) between this card and any other 7300gt card is phenominal. Lets just say if you put two of these cards together is SLI mode they outgun the awesome and expensive 7900 and X1900 series of cards, and these cards cost over £200 each. This 7300GT costs less than £60 for one so for two you pay just over £120 with post and packaging. But you must make sure you get the model listed at the top of this page as any other 7300gt is just bog standard.

And also just as a stand alone card it actually beats the 7600gs which is supposed to be a next step up in class. So if your after a cheap PCI-express graphics card you would be a fool to buy anything else.

Here are the actual specs of the card:

OcUK GeForce 7300 GT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-040-OK)
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7300 graphics processing units (GPUs) allow you to experience the latest gaming effects without compromising performance. Boasting the 3D graphics features of todays most advanced GPUsincluding full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 and true high dynamic-range (HDR) lightingGeForce 7300 GPUs also bring stunning, high definition video and superb picture clarity with minimal CPU usage with NVIDIA® PureVideo technology. For the performance and features you need to play the latest games and enjoy home-theater quality video, make sure your PC is equipped with a GeForce 7300 GPUs.

- GeForce 7300 GT Core running at 500MHz
- 256MB GDDR3 Extreme Memory running at 1200MHz
- 8 Pixel Pipelines
- SLI ready Delivering upto 2x the performance
- Shader Model 3.0 Support

Price: £49.95 (£58.69 Including VAT at 17.5%)
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banned 1 Like #1
No Good :x :x :x :x :x :x
#2
rickylester
No Good :x :x :x :x :x :x


Why??????????
#3
Check the benchmarks in XtremeSystems.org.
#4
not a bargain price anyway. this is around the normal retail price for this card
#5
Good, enthusiastic post. Well researched SAF. You raise a good point The SLI combo is good in theory, but you need a twin PCIe x16 board and games/apps that support SLI. And even then the benefits are nowhere near Nvidias claims. Similar story with Crossfire I believe. I'm not talking entirely off clipsheets, I look after a renderfarm and visualisation Powerwall for a car design studio and I have tested both these setups with Mental Ray (render), Opticore (OpenGL) and Bunkspeed (DirectX). Twin FX3450's couldn't match an FX5500 in a Dell 690. Obviously, the apps aren't totally SLI friendly yet but there should be some improvement. It could be the drivers, it is early days, but I'd hang off for the next gen that will really be designed for Vista, Core2Duo etc. Of course, I haven't tried it under Linux, which could be a totally different story.....
#6
It's a very well written post, very interesting information SAFC. I'm sitting here with a x1900xt and you're making me think I'd rather have two of those SLI'd together...!

@ rickylester - an explanation of your comment would be appreciated.
#7
I got mine Yesterday, and I'm happy with it. But then ahh nah noot about computers. Cheers mackemlad for the info.
#8
emmajk42
It's a very well written post, very interesting information SAFC. I'm sitting here with a x1900xt and you're making me think I'd rather have two of those SLI'd together...!


I think you'd be mad to replace the x1900xt!! From what I understand the 7300 is pretty crap!
#9
SLI all depends on drivers mainly, you can overclock the 7300gt to get more bang for your buck.
Dual 7300gt's in SLI is great value to be honest. It can beat a 7900GT once overclocked.
Just make sure the 7300gt is DDR3 and 256MB.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?page=7229&head=0
1 Like #10
Jimbob_B
I think you'd be mad to replace the x1900xt!! From what I understand the 7300 is pretty crap!


Yes mate the standard 7300 is nothing special, but a 7300gt with 256mb DDR3 is actually a good card. The reason I posted it is a lot of people on different forums have been asking for a cheap PCI-express card for about £65 or so. And to be honest I simply can't find a better card for this price anywhere, and this post also points people in the right direction who otherwise would not know what they are looking for.

The SLI setup may not touch an X1900XT, but it does a damned good job of getting close, and beats a 7900gt in the benches I have seen in the past.

And for £60 mate if you can find a better card brand new then post it on here so we can all benefit from getting one.
#11
Spend the extra £30-£40 and get a 7600GT - believe me you won't regret spending the extra bit of cash!
#12
Any AGP versions worth getting, my 6600gt needs replacing
#14
From what I've seen this is a pretty good card, if you're on a budget. That is if you get the DDR3, I think it can be overclocked as well (although I haven't done too much research into that ;-) )

Review

Don't suppose anybody has any pointers on any other bits of kit on a reduction ? (JB who is trying to put something together on the cheap :smile: )
#15
This thread seems to be going off on a tangent, but I can recommend the 7600GS for any mediacenter/gaming PC. Passive cooling and good games performance at a great price. Someone will find it cheaper, but here's a start:

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?XFX-76GS

(Look for the 512mb version, if you can find one)
#16
#17
Personally I would pay a little extra and get a 7600GT - £92.83 at Novatech, or spend a little more and get a quality branded one like an XFX XXX for about £120.
#18
The 7300gt with DDR3 is a fantastic value for money card - its very fast for its price! I would definately go for an sli setup of these (<£140) rather than a £120 7600gt.
Just a note though, there is no point buying a 512mb 7600gs or 512mb anything less than a 7600gt. I have read the reviews and you actually get zero performance gain as the processors are not powerful enough to utilise that much memory!
A pair of silent 7300gt's (ddr2) would be sweet as!
#19
qpan
The 7300gt with DDR3 is a fantastic value for money card - its very fast for its price! I would definately go for an sli setup of these (<£140) rather than a £120 7600gt.
Just a note though, there is no point buying a 512mb 7600gs or 512mb anything less than a 7600gt. I have read the reviews and you actually get zero performance gain as the processors are not powerful enough to utilise that much memory!
A pair of silent 7300gt's (ddr2) would be sweet as!


I was about to write that mate, it really is pointless buying any card with 512mb ram if the core chip is not powerful enough to utilise the extra ram.

But that is obviously different with the x1900 and 7900 series of cards as these do actually shine with the extra ram.

And the whole point of this post was not to start a discussion about which card is best for that extra money etc, but to let people know that there is a very good card out there for very little money. A lot of people who are not in the know will not have knwn the difference between this card and any other 7300 card.

I posted it due to seeing so many posts on forums from people wanting a cheap PCI-express card for casual gaming etc. It is not a hot deal in itself as it's always this price (although only a few days ago they had it in their weekly special at £5 off), but it is a hot deal by making people aware that these are better than most others. And actually better than the more expensive ATI range of cards (X1600XT even) and the 7600gs.
#20
zwarder
Any AGP versions worth getting, my 6600gt needs replacing


Mate I have just sold my 6800 Ultra on this forum for £85. Now that was a bargain. Your best off trawling the forums for second hand AGP mate. You can get the 6800gt for about £70 second hand. Ohter than that if you really want to spend cash then as pointed out the 7800GS is a really good card. It uses the 7900 core and is very fast indeed, but expensive.
#21
You can get a cheaper pair from savastore although availability appears to be 1-2 weeks. Delivery appears to be cheaper than OcUK's too.

Inno3D 7300GT (DDR3):

http://www.savastore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?catalog_name=Savastore&product_id=10289642&pid=44&rstrat=0

:thumbsup:
#22
Thats a super price, but are you sure that is a DDR3 card? If it is, i just might go and buy a pair!
1 Like #23
qpan
Thats a super price, but are you sure that is a DDR3 card? If it is, i just might go and buy a pair!


Well it's GDDR3 which is not technically the same as DDR3 (not released yet according to Wikipedia) but probably what you were thinking of.

Anyone got any links to benchmarks backing up the claims of how good this card is by itself or in SLI against the more expensive ones?
#24
Yeah, sorry, i meant gddr3. I've just had a look - GDDR3 versions with higher clock speeds (as in the TrustedReviews review) have the code G5F3 whereas the version is savastore has code G4F3...

So i'm not sure its the GDDR3 version...

Edit: i'll eat my words - looking at the reviews, this is the same version as that which was reviewed! Core clocked at 500MHz and mem at 1400MHz - good spot!
#25
Sorry I assume without thinking that posts without quotes are talking about the OP not the one above... I'll try to pay more attention! The Savastore one doesn't mention any DDR things and like you say the code doesn't match so it's probably not.
#26
I think qpan is correct, these do appear to be the non-GDDR3 versions.
X10
#27
Hi, sorry for the confusion, i was referring to the savastore link ( http://www.savastore.com/productinfo...id=44&rstrat=0 ) and not to the OP... I really should have quoted.

On looking at the customers reviews, i'm pretty sure the cards they received are the 7300GT OC (GDDR3) versions, as the core is clocked at 500MHz and the mem at 1400MHz, which is definately not the standard 7300GT!

I think Kori has spotted a real bargin for us - thanks!
#28
Hmm, well all the information on the 'net says the I-7300GT-G4F3 model number cards are DDR-2, not DDR-3, so if you do end up with a DDR-2 model you can't complain as that's what Savastore are saying they're selling.
Still, if you want to take the risk and hope that the unit you get is GDDR-3 then this would be a good deal.
X10
#29
Hmmm, seems a difficult one ot work out this one. The customer reviews are saying that they have received the GDDR3 models with the high memory and core speeds, but yet as stated in the previous post after a google search I have found the same info as X10 has found, so just be careful.

Here is info
#30
I have found one of the bench tests in SLI mode for these cards. It is in chinese/japanese or something and will ask you to install a language pack, just tick 'do not ask me to install any moe packs' and then cancel it, you will then be able to see from this review that two of these are better than one 7900GT. And by quite a margin too, how reliable this relieble this review is I have no idea, but it's there for all to see.

http://www.pcpop.com/doc/0/137/137992_8.shtml
#31
re: 512mb cards.

Can't find it at the mo but there are benches to show that the 512 cards run on slower memory (hence cheaper) than the 256's, and in the benches actually came up considerably slower (5-10fps IIRC) so don't go thinking that the 512 for only a tenner more is often better. Plus by and large the 256 will take the required texture size ok, 'cept maybe in circumstances like the HL2 custom texture packs.

Someone must be able to back me here?!?!
#32
Yes mate you are correct. Or at least the same thing was true with the old Radeons. The 9600 256mb version was slower than the 128mb version due to your exact comments, they use cheaper and slower memory to try and keep the costs down. I would imagine they also do that still. especially with the low budget cards.
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[SIZE=2]But of course 512mb is a waste because the card is not powerful enough to utilise the extra ram, therefor 256mb is more than enough for a budget card, and will probably be faster due to the above comments.[/SIZE]
#33
:confused: I wish I'd kept my mouth shut. Please forgive my ignorance....
#34
NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT 256MB SLi TV 2xDVI PCI-E so is this DDR2 or DDR3 I just cant seem find out! also what would be a good mobo to pair with this (socket 570 AMD2)

Found it here on the Inno3d Homepage

http://www.inno3d.com/products/graphic_card/gf7_pcie/7300gt.htm

Dont know about you but it sure confused me!!!
#35
That card is debatable as to whether it is DDR2 or 3, some people are saying it comes with DDR3 memory strapped on, but after a google search the product details seem to indicate DDR2. It would be a gamble in my eyes. And to be honest there is nothing wrong with the OCUK one I originally posted, these are good makes just re branded by OverClockers. You are not getting an inferior card just because it has the retailers own name on it.

And as for AM2 mate, I have never used them so can't point out the best boards, but any board which is SLI capable will do.

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