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Ok, so... I was pretty sure that I was going to get an X1950XT but then I saw that they had these cards for these prices:

eVGA GeForce 7800GT 256MB @ $150
XFX GeForce 7900GT 256MB @ $200
eVGA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB @ $250

my original choice being

SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950XT 256MB @ $250

Now, I know which cards are better in a general sense but when it comes to which high-end cards are better than others, this is where I get confused and since the X1950XT isn't in the Graphics Card Ranking thread I wanted to know which is better.

I'm getting a videocard because I want this monitor:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5123

and I need a good video card for full res...
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post #2 of 16
If you want to volt mod get the 7900GT that should get you up to GTX speeds
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If you're going to get the X1950Pro get the HIS version. Its a great card and the HIS version has a good stock cooler (you'll need it, the card puts out a lot of heat).
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Waupli View Post
If you're going to get the X1950Pro get the HIS version. Its a great card and the HIS version has a good stock cooler (you'll need it, the card puts out a lot of heat).
That's a good card, but the drivers are a bit iffy afaik, I got a x1900GT and I'm pretty happy with it, and it's right in your price range.
    
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post #5 of 16
I wouldn't buy any 78** series card.

7900GS > 7800GT, 7900GT > 7800GTX

I'd get the Saphire X1900GT for $150 on the egg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102022
    
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post #6 of 16
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That's a good card, but the drivers are a bit iffy afaik, I got a x1900GT and I'm pretty happy with it, and it's right in your price range.
Drivers are more than a bit iffy for me. lol They won't let me start windows. The card is great but other drivers (like warcat drivers) are needed.
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post #7 of 16
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No offense, but none of those posts answered my question...

I want to know which is better. Fatal05, I understand which nVidia cards are better, I want to know IN COMPARISON to the X1950XT which is better.
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post #8 of 16
As far as I can tell, the X1950XT would be the best, but I only have experience with the Pro version of the X1950.
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post #9 of 16
The XT has 4 more pixel pipes, and 12 more pixel shader processors. The PRO is essentially a have disabled XT.
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post #10 of 16
1950XT best your going to find for the price.
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