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Just thinking out loud (x1950Pro)

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Would you trade out the two x1600Pro's (at XT speeds) for one x1950Pro? I cant find the Tom's Hardware comparison I have seen on here for all cards to see if it would benefit so I will ask you guys/girls.

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well the fact that the x1950 is crossfire ready, with no need for a master, is a bonus, you could always pick up one now, and in two months when dx10 gets more mainstream and people start selling their old cards, grab another

thats my plan anyways
    
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What are yuo benching on those X1600's? There are several folks here that posted scores with the X1950PRO
    
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3DMark 06: 4854
Aquamark: 86,401

And thats all I have done for benchies. I am using the latest omega drivers also, plus my G.Skill HZ should be here tomorrow and I think that will give me a significant boost.

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Here is someone posting that he got 5,121 with a X1950PRO and a 3700+ Sandy (X1950PRO overclocked): http://www.overclock.net/1399557-post12.html

Thus, the straight swap won't give yuo a whole lot of a boost, but it will allow you a second one in the future....
    
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Its more the pipelines and the shaders I am kinda wanting. And the fact that its 256bit vs my 128bit. But maybe I will just hold out as it doesnt give too much of a boost. I will wait for the 2gb ram bench and then see where I sit I guess. Its just that the x1950Pro is not that expensive and seems to give some pretty good results.

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It's definately a good card indeed. I wonder how it holds up with higher AA settings and such, as opposed to just the raw benchmarks

Since NrGx's rig is fairly similar, maybe you can entice him to run a benchmark with AA/AF enabled.... and compare that.
    
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X1950 Pro is better then 2x X1650 Pro Crossfire and cheaper too.
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Proof? YOu see that the benchies are pretty darn close, and we don't even know the exact overclock settings yet.

Point also is: he already has the Crossfire set up, and is it worth replacing it?
    
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as for overclock results, i hope to be posting some next week
    
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