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Hey guys,

I recently sold my X1800GTO to buy a laptop, but my dad has told me he has one a work I can use, so I dont need one anymore

Im wanting to upgrade my current GPU.

I play alot of games and my budget is $250 - I have someone sending me the goods from US

What should I get for this budget - No rebates as it is hassle for him

I was looking at the X1950 + and the 7950...............I dont know which to get

Thanks for all opinions

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Sorry, the X1950 > 7950. Get the x1950, and then a VF900. =)
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i believe the 7950 is better than the x1950.
Links to specific ones? Im clueless on the current GPU market
    
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sorry other way around, read it again.
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I say X1950XTX Link in UK
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I say X1950XTX Link in UK
Do you have a link in the US? - The exchange rate is 2/1 just now so I can save alot buying from US
    
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I said the 7950 b/c 1) I don't know much about the ATI/AMD card scene, and 2) Im pretty sure you can OC it to GTX/GTO speeds.
    
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Well, I would get a card that can do HDR and AA at the same time, so that leaves the X1950.

The Sapphire X1950XT seems to have good reviews, and it looks like a good card. I'm not very familiar with ATi cards, but this one looks pretty nice. The only thing I think that would be bad about that card is the stock cooler. I've heard that the old school ATi cooler can be loud, but that can be replaced.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

The ATi X1950PRO would be my second choice. It's $10 cheaper. It only has 12 pipelines vs. the XT's 16. But this card happens to be a CF edition, so I dunno. It might be worth it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814195029

Like I said, I don't know much about ATi cards, so don't count on my insight of the cards above

Either that, or you could save up for a DX10 card. See if nVidia comes out with some cheaper cards or maybe even see what ATi does with the R600. It's just a strange time to buy a new GPU right now.
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