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Wondering what card should I get to max out games currently with 1280x1024? Want cheapest one possible and then just CrossFire when I need to upgrade to keep up with the games.
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The x1950xtx 256mb should be able to max out most games...

The x1950pro isn't that bad either
    
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Bordedom, umm wouldn't that be overkill for 1280x1024?
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Probably for most but with games like Oblivion, it wouldn't be enough
    
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It might be, but seriously. Oblivion is like an outlier for GPUs. It takes way more power to get maxed out graphics on Oblivion in 1280x1024 than almost any other game. Apart from Oblivion, the x1950 series from ATI would probably be able to play all of the games maxed out.
    
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He asks for the cheapest possible...and you give him the best DX9 card on the market...? I would guess a 7900GT or ATi equivalent will be fine on most games. Maybe you should tell us what you like to play?

I just noticed you said "crossfire", so the x1950 Pro would be your best choice. It's beats the 7900gt single card in most cases already, I'm not sure about crossfire vs sli though.
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000 View Post
He asks for the cheapest possible...and you give him the best DX9 card on the market...? I would guess a 7900GT or ATi equivalent will be fine on most games. Maybe you should tell us what you like to play?
It's the 256mb version, about $70 more than the x1950pro and about $45 more than the 7900gt

The x1950xtx 512mb is actually third best DX9 card now
    
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post #8 of 11
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Well I saw this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161049 and was wondering if this could handle most games high (yes I do play oblivion, but I don't expect to max THAT out) or maybe just go with two x1600 gddr3 pros and OC 'em.
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post #10 of 11
X1950xt can handle all the games right now on 1600x1200 with MAX temp AA + MAX HQ AF and max other setting and ingame setting.
I just try Fear, WOW ,ArchLord, Oblivion, BF2142, guild war with it.

X1950xt Kill Everthing under 1600x1200 res.
If you dont think so? go buy one than you will see the Power of $270. lol
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