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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
90% of whats in stores will be rev. 2. It has the new X1950PRO PCB with the digital VRM. Which translates to cooler temps. Once they get a program to adj. the voltage it will rock. The older version overclocks more but the newer version has more potential. Get the Rev.2
This may never happen. No-one has been able to get a hard mod right yet either. The new power vrm is cooler and doesn't need a heatsink, but this won't affect core temps. Ati is trying to make it tougher to increase performance on their budget cards.

You can get a NIB rev. 1 on ebay
    
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post #12 of 26
What are you talking about lol. They will get a software adj. It is "digital" you know. Once they get a program compatable youll see
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post #13 of 26
I would rather have one that works.

"Digital" doesn't neccisarily mean adjustable, and so-far no one has been able to get around the problem with rev 2.
    
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This is beacuse the Rev.2 has been out what...... like 2 weeks? Give it time youll see
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post #15 of 26
Personally I don't care if they fix it, but someone buying the card can adjust their voltage now if they get a rev 1. If they watercool, this would be a big plus.
    
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Plus i think there will be an added bonus. The new crossfire conections are on the Rev.2 there covered up, but nothing that a lil razor and scraping the pcb away to expose the contacts wont fix, i see this becomeing a big mod
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post #17 of 26
I say forget the HIS version and get the sapphire version, and get an aftermarket cooler such as the vf-900. the zalman cooler will yeild much lower temps, allowing for higher clocks. And the spphire is just a good name in cards, so you cant go wrong there...
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post #18 of 26
HIS has a killer rep. IMO much better then sapphire. They always have nicer cards
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As of late, I'm leery of Sapphire cards. The first two X1900's I bought were Sapphire... one went flaky after a week, the other was DOA. I went with PowerColor after that & had zero probs, and I've heard nothing bad about HIS.

I ended up ordering the HIS Rev. 2 card, and it should be here in a few days. If anyone hears about a program to adjust the voltages, let me know. Also, I'm watercooling, so I'd love to know what would be a good block to throw on this card.
    
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