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Same as title, I was planning on getting a x1950xtx, but was thinking maybe I could save myself a few bucks by getting a lower model, so at this point which do you think si a better card out of the 2? X1900xt is a 512mb card and the x1950xt is a 256mb card with a ram clock of 1800. The 1900xt can be had for 268 overnighted used, and the 1950xt can be had for $294 overnighted new and sealed. Thought I had my mind made up but I guess not LOL.
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post #2 of 24
The performance delta between those two cards isn't THAT great. I'd say the x1900xt if youre looking to save money.
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post #3 of 24
Just get an x1900XT 256 and save the money for the R600 cards. No matter what you get, it will be obsolete inside a year, so just know that much.

Of those 2, however, I'd say the x1900XT 512 because it's cheaper, and following the logic from earlier, you have more to save for later.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ATI83 View Post
Yeah its 270 + 24 to overnight it. I ordered it last night so I should have it on saturday. I seen some good results over at XS so it should be a good card, but I have a feeling the memory wont overclock to xtx speeds so we'll see.
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post #7 of 24
Man I'm getting the Sapphire X1950 Pro , which looks like a bad MOFO, and I've heard that it is from several sources, here it is on newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061
It has a 256bit bus, 256Mb GDDR3 memory, so it shoud be able to OC fairly well. Also I hear the stock fan/heatsink combo it pretty good too.....I RMA'd my X1300XT and I'm going to order it as soon as the RMA goes through, I CAN"T WAIT AAAGGGGGHHHH!
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post #8 of 24
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Actualy I heard the pro's dont overclock very well at all.
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Really? That's strange...this VERY knowledgable guy at Guru3d forums suggested it and said that it OCs well...huh
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adeoliver View Post
Actualy I heard the pro's dont overclock very well at all.

I happen to know they OC quite well. They're build on 80nm process which helps a lot. Besides, it's more silent and doesn't need a master card in order to make a crossfire setup. The x1900XTX is better, but the XT (even with 512) isn't worth the money.

*EDIT: check out this thread
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