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X1950 Pro or 7900 GS?

post #1 of 28
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I'm hoping to get a new card for Christmas, and can't decide betwwen these two cards. The X1950 Pro seems to offer better stock performance, but the 7900 GS overclocks much better. I could probably stretch to a X1950 XT or 7950 GT, but my monitor only supports 1440 by 900, and I intend to upgrade to Vista and DX10 sometime next year, so is the extra performance (and money) worth it? ATM I mainly play BF2, but would like to be able to play Company of Heros and Quake Wars at max detail. All help is greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 28
i prefer ATI and they are very close. the 7900gs does oc to a little past the x1950pro but if the pro can oc a bit you are still pretty close. i say go ati but in all honesty at the price (150's after mir) you cant really go wrong with the gs.
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post #3 of 28
I would go with the 7900GS mainly because it is cheaper and a really good overclocker. If you get a really good one or do a voltage modification that card will easily exceed the performance of a x1950pro.
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post #4 of 28
^^What he said Thats what I did. Just ordered a vf900 so I can finally oc this thing.
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post #5 of 28
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I'm swaying slightly towards the 7900 GS, but which brand should I go for? I like the sound of EVGA's trade up scheme, what does everyone else think?
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post #6 of 28
Go for the cheapest one, since they are all the same. That is, unless you want a pre-overclocked card or special warranties/trades.
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post #7 of 28
Actually the XFX extreme edition is the the best card out of all of them since it has a different PCB. They are monster overclockers but slightly more expensive.
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post #8 of 28
Go with the ATi card even though i hate ATi they have ddr4 and a great Core.
    
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post #9 of 28
May have a great core but the Pro does not have GDDR4... And the x1950Pro beats the GS in all benchies minus OpenGL.

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post #10 of 28
At stock speeds it does come out on top but the 7900GS is a very good overclocker which is where it can close the gap and often surpass a x1950pro.
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