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Sapphire Radeon X1950 PRO or Asus EAX1950PRO

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Both X1950PRO chips, which one is better?
i need a know soon because i need to place an order for 1, my 2 x1600PROs Crossfire setup failed me. I am getting owned.. in 3dmark06. I rather just return them for 1 card.

or any other cards around 200 range. and i dont wanna go over 250.
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There is a new Sapphire coming I think the end of this week, it will be equipped with a Zalman 900cu and have a memory clock of 1600! Will be about $230. And I dont recommend the Asus version as I have not heard good things about it, I think they mentioned that you dont get a bridge for CF.

EDIT: The new Sapphire should be out now as the news was released on Nov. 20th.
http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/produ...gpid=172&grp=3

pink
post #3 of 17
you only get one bridge per card, 2 cards would give you both bridges. but like pink said.. read alot of reviews and none of them had annything good about the asus one. my asus x800 wasnt spectacular either.
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The Asus version for some reason requires you to find a Crossfire version which has both dongles in it. The regular version does not include any dongles so that means you have to search for one...

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230 from wat site?
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To be honest I dont think the retailers have gotten it in yet, but the article said next week which was from the 20th so it should be out but hasnt been put on shelves or any website is my guess.

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i have a sapphire 1900xtx ... very happy with it
    
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because if it was going to be realeased real soon ill wait. but if not ill need a card soon, because i have the entire setup with no videocard.
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post #9 of 17
X1950 Pro does not need any dongles to work in crossfire, only the bridge connector cables.

The Asus X1950 Pro seems to be selling for cheaper and the cooler might even be better but I haven't seen any comparisons.
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The Asus X1950Pro does NOT support plug and play crossfire, the Sapphire one does. Also from Sapphire there is a X1950Pro Ultimate Edition which comes with a Zalman VF900 and 200mhz more on the memory for just a little more cash...
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