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Sapphire today announced the latest addition to its Ultimate Edition product lineup—the Sapphire Ultimate X1950 Pro. The Sapphire Ultimate X1950 Pro features cooling by Zalman and higher clock rates than regular X1950 Pro cards. Keeping the X1950 Pro silent is a customized Zalman VF900-Cu with Sapphire branding and blue LED lighting. Cooling the memory and power regulators are accompanying Zalman heatsinks.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5025

They listened to what everyone said here by cooling the power regulators.

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Did I read that right? A 5Mhz Overclock!! That's not a overclock
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oooooo zalman
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The core didnt get much of an OC but the memory got a decent OC, I can hit 621 on my core which I am sure it will do. But I cant reach that memory clock.

pink
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It looks naked without the huge sexah cooler.

But yeah... 5mhz is not an overclock.
    
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Now are they going to fix their drivers? I bought an X1900CF and removed my dual 7800GTX's. Installed a clean image and the ATi drivers.

I was uninstalling those drivers and reinstalling them far more than I ever had to for the dualies. Ask BigVal, I complained to him on Vent for two weeks, then I ripped it out of my machine, put it in my wifes and took her 7900GTX since my boy had the 7800's.

It took the wife two weeks of complaining of the noise, inability to move easily through displays independently and the heat output.

I got rid of that card. They need to make a believer out of me again before I move to their cards. They have yet to do that.

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Well I haven't even hit 5 MHz overclock yet... so it's one step ahead of mine.

No lie, I can OC this thing for crap...
    
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i have one on the way but i cant imagine not being able to push it a little. oh well we shall see i guess.
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(The question is, do you think it's true. The fact that the link is a blank page would suggest otherwise.) <-- Ignore. Was reply to a spam post, now deleted.

Are the ATI drivers really that bad? I've heard that they're not as good as Nvidia's, but, do ATI know they're this bad?
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Are the ATI drivers really that bad? I've heard that they're not as good as Nvidia's, but, do ATI know they're this bad?
I don't know if they are "That" bad. I had a 9800Pro, X800XT PE without the same problematic issues. They were not as good as the Nvidia ones but they were workable. Then ATi went the route of .Net and they were never the same. I would think that AMD will straighten it out. They are banking heavily on ATi to bring them much needed sales and capital.

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