XFX 7900GS 450M 256 MB DDR3 PCI-e Graphics Card - £35.98 (£40.77 inc. delivery) ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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XFX 7900GS 450M 256 MB DDR3 PCI-e Graphics Card - £35.98 (£40.77 inc. delivery when using "Super Saver")

Very good graphics card - faster than an 8600GT, and around the speed of an 8600GTS.

Incredible overclocker, too.

Bargain price!

Spend £49.99 and over and get free "Super Saver" delivery.
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#1
real good find very fast card for this price loads better than cheap 8 series cards
#2
have a sparkle version of this chip in my current PC - performance/£ its a cracking deal - with 2 gig of ram and a decent CPU you can easily get decent frame rates on full setting in BF2142, 50+ fps on CSS and halflife 2, about med/high settings on call of duty 4 and med on crysis

great card and at this price if you have the right motherboard - prob worth getting 2 and SLI'ing them for a good return

great deal voted hot
#3
Good deal. :p
#4
This looks good but does anyone know if it would fit straight into a Vostra 200 without needing any extra/unusual Dell type fittings?

I've had a look at the detailed spec and it doesn't seem to need a seperate power supply.
#5
It does need a separate power supply - a 6-pin connector iirc.
#6
You get free delivery at that price, no need to spend £50
#7
jazzy639;2086736
You get free delivery at that price, no need to spend £50
It may say "free shipping" but you don't actually get free shipping.
#8
jazzy639
You get free delivery at that price, no need to spend £50


It comes to £40.77 with Super Saver, it's not free http://http://forums.itv.com/emoticons/emotion-6.gif.
#9
Jakg
It does need a separate power supply - a 6-pin connector iirc.


Do not scare away potential buyers ;) ...the connector is included ....

....good PSU is recommended (essential). Check specification - min.25A on 12V (or 2 x 15A etc.)


Great price for a very good card.
#10
I know it's included, but i'm pointing out it probably needs more power than your average Dell PSU will put out.
#11
Jakg
I know it's included, but i'm pointing out it probably needs more power than your average Dell PSU will put out.


so would it work with my Dell 5150 or not ??
#12
nicknack
so would it work with my Dell 5150 or not ??


Open the case and check the label of your PSU.If 12V has more than 25A, you an install the card freely.If you are not sure, post what the label says.
#13
7777777
Do not scare away potential buyers ;) ...the connector is included ....

....good PSU is recommended (essential). Check specification - min.25A on 12V (or 2 x 15A etc.)


Great price for a very good card.


I'm intending to order the Vostro 200 unit (listed by MikeT here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/182988/dell-vostro-200-desktop-base-unit-2) but Dell don't give any detail on the psu supplied (other than it's 300 watt)and I've heard that they use a different 6 pin cable to their graphic cards - which is why I hesitate cos other than the compatability issue it looks like a good spec.
#14
7777777
Open the case and check the label of your PSU.If 12V has more than 25A, you an install the card freely.If you are not sure, post what the label says.


Have put up a picture of PSU label here:-

http://www.nickhowe.eclipse.co.uk/dell5150_PSU.JPG

Would be grateful for your opinion
#15
nicknack
Have put up a picture of PSU label here:-

http://www.nickhowe.eclipse.co.uk/dell5150_PSU.JPG

Would be grateful for your opinion


It's only got 18a on the 12v, so assuming what's been said before is correct it will not be a good idea to fit it with that psu.
#16
One note of caution : the 8000 series do 100% H264 Blue Ray and HDDVD offload which isn't in the 7000 series.
If you need a card for HD then get the 8 or 9000 series model !
#17
decanay
It's only got 18a on the 12v, so assuming what's been said before is correct it will not be a good idea to fit it with that psu.


thanks - wasn't sure what "7777777" 's meant by (or 2 x 15A etc.) ???
#18
Here come the wave of cold votes for no apart reason...
#19
nicknack
thanks - wasn't sure what "7777777" 's meant by (or 2 x 15A etc.) ???


Some PSUs (newer and stronger ;)) have a few 12V marked as 12V1, 12V2 , 12V3 ( often essential as 12V rail is used not only by Gfx ) ... so despite that each of them may have only 18A, the PSU can still be powerful enough to supply power-hungry gfx'.
1 Like #20
nicknack
Have put up a picture of PSU label here:-

http://www.nickhowe.eclipse.co.uk/dell5150_PSU.JPG

Would be grateful for your opinion


decanay
It's only got 18a on the 12v, so assuming what's been said before is correct it will not be a good idea to fit it with that psu.



:gift:

Actually, despite of low vattage, your PSU should be good enough to handle this gfx as it has two rails 12V .You have got +12Va and +12Vb of 18A each , so if you do not overclock your CPU, everything should be fine.
#21
7777777
:gift:

Actually, despite of low vattage, your PSU should be good enough to handle this gfx as it has two rails 12V .You have got +12Va and +12Vb of 18A each , so if you do not overclock your CPU, everything should be fine.


thanks for the help - have added to your "rep" :)
#22
RedSkywalker
I'm intending to order the Vostro 200 unit (listed by MikeT here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/182988/dell-vostro-200-desktop-base-unit-2) but Dell don't give any detail on the psu supplied (other than it's 300 watt)and I've heard that they use a different 6 pin cable to their graphic cards - which is why I hesitate cos other than the compatability issue it looks like a good spec.


A 12v 25A IS 300W.

P=V x I

Don't you remember anything from your physics classes? :roll:
#23
Oh hot deal by the way! Just the kind of mid spec gfx card I'm looking for to build a media centre server.
#24
great card i still have one and i love the looks at £40 its a great buy. That dell psu will not run this card so dont try i have a dell vostro200 and this card spare but havent even bothered for starters you only have sata power connectors off this supply so you will need some adaptor and 300watts dont forget you are using a cheap dell psu
#25
According to Dells website, the Vostro 200 does not have any GFX card power connectors on page 108.

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos200/en/mini_tower/om_en/pdf/DX333A01.pdf

So, you really are taking your chances with Molex power connector cables and the PSU being beefy enough. And it appears to have only 1 molex connector and I think the 6 pin converters usually require two molex's.

Great deal if you have a PSU for it, but for a Vostro 200, I wouldn't recommend it.

K.
#26
Need a better graphics card for my pc as I want to play games like call of duty 4, I'm not sure of the exact model of my pc but it's a packard bell iextreme of some sort. How would I find out if this card would be compatible with my system and are they easy enough to put in?
#27
Great card, great price, voted hot!

smasha7;2091540
Need a better graphics card for my pc as I want to play games like call of duty 4, I'm not sure of the exact model of my pc but it's a packard bell iextreme of some sort. How would I find out if this card would be compatible with my system and are they easy enough to put in?


This card will play COD4 Easily.... Just look inside the case and see if your mobo has a PCI-e slot. If it does that it will work...
#28
I hate posts like these :whistling:......couple of clicks later, one graphics card and one sat nav coming my way :thumbsup:, roll on pay day - Cheers OP, rep added.
banned#29
Great advice ty
#30
RedSkywalker
I'm intending to order the Vostro 200 unit (listed by MikeT here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/182988/dell-vostro-200-desktop-base-unit-2) but Dell don't give any detail on the psu supplied (other than it's 300 watt)and I've heard that they use a different 6 pin cable to their graphic cards - which is why I hesitate cos other than the compatability issue it looks like a good spec.


Excellent card for the price not DX10 but much better than vast majority of mid-range DX10 cards for this price would have this over 8600 series and 3650.

Dell power supplies are usually underrated btw what you see on label isn't always what you get
I have a 880gt connected to 375W dell power supply along with three hard drives and PC has no problems :thumbsup:
#31
not bad, better than getting a 8600GT

I got 2 evga 7900GT's for 80 quid of fleabay 4 months ago but ten again no warantee

edit: watch out about overclocking the 7900gs's they tend to get terminal artifacts if pushed to hard for too long, they are stable at a high clock but then 2-3 weeks down the line its as good as dead
#32
Is this the same card here? - http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/video-cards/m/35338549/

Because this guys going on about the cooling/heat sink not being good enough??

Quote "Assuming you can meet the power requirements, the key to unlocking the performance of this card is finding a quality after market vga heat sink/fan.":?
1 Like #33
Max Cady
Is this the same card here? - http://reviews.pricegrabber.com/video-cards/m/35338549/

Because this guys going on about the cooling/heat sink not being good enough??

Quote "Assuming you can meet the power requirements, the key to unlocking the performance of this card is finding a quality after market vga heat sink/fan.":?


They are very power effecient (compaired to their ATI counterparts) and actually chare the same heatsink with the 7600GT, overclocked by 7900GT wouldnt go above 65degrees C with a stock cooler and thats 565Mhz core and 800Mhz RAM.
although an aftermarket cooler would be beneficial, at this price range its not a worthwhile upgrade
#34
TheDoc

This card will play COD4 Easily.... Just look inside the case and see if your mobo has a PCI-e slot. If it does that it will work...


I'm not the most pc literate would anyone have a pic of what a PCI-e slot looks like? :oops:

Also people were saying that pc's would need certain specs for this to work properly on them, would someone be able to help me out if I pm'ed them the specs of my pc? :thumbsup:
#35
Max Cady;2092322

Quote "Assuming you can meet the power requirements, the key to unlocking the performance of this card is finding a quality after market vga heat sink/fan.":?
If you know what your doing, you can vMod the card, and then (if you have good enough cooling) overclock the card up to (and even past) 700 MHz on the core...
#36
Watch out Vista users, I and many other 7900 series users have loads of issues under Vista. The cards are great under XP, but any resolution changes under Vista causes a garbled mess.
Nvidia won't/can't resolve the problems.

Deeyup
#37
7777777
:gift:

Actually, despite of low vattage, your PSU should be good enough to handle this gfx as it has two rails 12V .You have got +12Va and +12Vb of 18A each , so if you do not overclock your CPU, everything should be fine.


NOTE the combined watage of rail A and B is 264w so 22A. so not 2*18A.
#38
deeyup
Watch out Vista users, I and many other 7900 series users have loads of issues under Vista. The cards are great under XP, but any resolution changes under Vista causes a garbled mess.
Nvidia won't/can't resolve the problems.

Deeyup


I've been runnin Vista ultimate for a year with a 7900GS, no issues at all, providing you use the latest NV drivers. At this price you will be lucky to find a card with half the power, runs COD4 just fine @ 1280 x 1024
#39
How is compatability with openSUSE 10.3?

Anyone using it with Linux?

Why is this one £33.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/121108

And this one £35.98?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/116422

Could someone please tell me the difference?

Ahh I see the cheaper one does not have HDTV!

Oh is it good enough to run GTA IV?
#40
can anyone post a link to a good site that would compare this with a 7600GT

thanks in advance

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