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I would say get the x1800xt 512 MB. yes, the x1900 is slightly faster, and the extra 256MB of ram doesn't help in a lot of games, but games are starting to use 512 MB of RAM, so you're a little more future proof with the 512 MB RAM
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I would personally get the x1950xt. It will allow you to play all games that are currently out at 1280x1024 at maximum settings except for Oblivion which you would probably have to kick down the resolution to 1024x768 for playable framerates in all areas.
I can play oblivion at 1280x1024 an max settings with my x1800xt 256MB
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The X1900XT 256MB will beat a X1800XT 512. You should also look into the X1950XT, its around the same price.
 
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Abit late I know. However the X1950 will be a great Choice. Something you may like to know is the larger Mmeory sizes on cards only really benefit people using Tight resolutions..Other than that its not a huge advantage.
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I really like my X1800XT. OC'ed it stands up to the likes of the X1900 and its a great card since I'm waiting for R600. F@H needs to support the X1800 though!
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Abit late I know. However the X1950 will be a great Choice. Something you may like to know is the larger Mmeory sizes on cards only really benefit people using Tight resolutions..Other than that its not a huge advantage.
Thanks for that extra bit of info Enterprise. I only ever play FPS games at 1024x768 (occasionally 1152x864) so, the smaller amount of VRAM should be no problem for me .

It's looking like I might not be able to upgrade after all now . If I get the opportunity though, I'll still be going for the X1950XT 256MB as people have suggested .

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