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I'm thinking about a future build, somewhere next January, just throwing out some ideas, and the fact that I like to browse, so, would a 1950XTX be mid-grade by that time, or do you think it would still be useful...Just throwing out a hypothetical...
    
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Im thinking of going X1950XTX Crossfire, just from the fact that DX10 cards are so incredibly power hungry.
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It'd still be extremely useful, until games become DX10-only, which will take at least a year for the first DX10 cards.

HrnyGoat, I would have to recommend a second x1900, not 2 1950s, as the price is about $600 difference, and the performance truly won't be a humongous difference.
    
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It'd still be extremely useful, until games become DX10-only, which will take at least a year for the first DX10 cards.

HrnyGoat, I would have to recommend a second x1900, not 2 1950s, as the price is about $600 difference, and the performance truly won't be a humongous difference.
The reason I wanted to go for the X1950XTX is because of the better cooler and the fact that it uses less power.
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The reason I wanted to go for the X1950XTX is because of the better cooler and the fact that it uses less power.
True. But you already have 1 x1900xt
    
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Its an awesome card. And the cooler works a treat, keeps mine at 39 idle, 60 load with 1.500v on the core at 722/1071

I can play BF2142 all high, 1280x1024 75hz, 4xAA, 16xAF and all the other fancy stuff and FPS never drops below 50 mostly staying in the 70-80 region and occasionally well over the 100's

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It will not be only a mid ranged card by then. It will still be one of the high-end cards considering it's monstrous power =) Definitely a good buy
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Okay Just checking :: places it back on the list of things to get with income tax...::

Still waiting on processor though, AMD might pull through...
    
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post #9 of 9
Yes the X1900XTX will still be a card capable of playing all games now and in the near the future as will the X1950. DX10 cards are not overly needed as a must. Howeve they will be out about that time .
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