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Midheavyweights: ATI Radeon X1950 Pro against Nvidia GeForce 7900 GS

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This may have been posted a while ago however still an interesting read :

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Cut-throat competition between ATI Technologies and Nvidia encouraged them not only to introduce new high-end graphics solutions every half a year, but sometimes to even completely update their entire product line-up. Of course, this state of things is very favorable for the end-users, because it ensures pretty rapid price drop for the new products as well as quick performance improvement in all market segments.


Since it is hardly profitable to develop two-three new GPUs every half a year, the leading GPU developers try to modify their GPUs so that they could last them a little bit longer. It means that each GPU will find its way into a wide variety of graphics products. So, the flagship solutions, like ATI R520 and Nvidia G71 can be found not only in$549+ graphics cards, but also in $199 solutions. However, the latter solutions can also be based on specifically developed low-cost GPUs.
Rest here :http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...-gf7900gs.html
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It makes me happy that I beat those 3Dmark scores by so much!

     
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These reviews seem somewhat skewed. Especially the oblivion one. The ATi architecture is really good for oblivion and the X1950Pro usually beats the 7900GS by a good 15%...
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Yes after looking at it again the Benchmarks seem perhaps a little off. Not like Xbitlabs.
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They used catalyst 6.9. Catalyst 6.10 gives a pretty good performance upgrade. And look at FarCry on highest detail (in the test) for example, the overclocked 7900GS can barely match the stock X1950 Pro performance, and that is with 6.9 drivers...
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For a 200 dollar card, this is a great value! ATI has come through for cheap consumers everywhere! Only con is that you might have to replace the PSU in like an HP(which everyone should do IMO or save yourself the trouble and not buy one) with those power consumption figures.
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ATI Have always had good Price vs performance ratio.
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