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Is the 1950pro really worth the extra £20?

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256MB XFX 7900GS PCI-E (x16), Mem 1320 MHz, GPU 450 MHz, 20 Pipes, Dual DVI/HDTV
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/produ...oductID=499273

Costs £104 ($204)

Or the



256MB Asus Radeon X1950Pro, PCI-E(x16), Mem 1400MHz GDDR3, GPU 581MHz, 36Pipes
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=492010

Costs £123 ($241)

How much better is the ATI? Will the difference actually be noticable?

Although I don't play games on the PC at the mo I may do in the future, so it's mainly for photoshop dual display output, but am bearing games in mind.

It will go with a P5B DLX, Intel 6300 DC2, 1GB setup. I don't mind overclocking, but nothing to xtreme (and no modding).

What do you guys think?
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when both cards are overclocked its very close. With about half the games running better with the x1950pro while the other half running better with a 7900GS. 7900GS also scores higher 3Dmarks.

It should be noted 2 things though. At res 1600x1200 the 7900GS no longer is better than the x1950pro in half the games. Instead the half that it was winning becomes even while the ones the x1950pro won, is now by a fair margin.

So is it worth the 20 extra bucks? Yes it is. Is it a huge difference? probably not
So it just comes down to if you want to save 40 bucks (or more with rebates)
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the ati card is better but i say get the 7900gs , the defferince isn,t that big and as you r not a big gamer then it really wouldnt matter that much , so save the money and get the 7900gs
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Originally Posted by Sora1421 View Post
when both cards are overclocked its very close. With about half the games running better with the x1950pro while the other half running better with a 7900GS. 7900GS also scores higher 3Dmarks.

It should be noted 2 things though. At res 1600x1200 the 7900GS no longer is better than the x1950pro in half the games. Instead the half that it was winning becomes even while the ones the x1950pro won, is now by a fair margin.

So is it worth the 20 extra bucks? Yes it is. Is it a huge difference? probably not
So it just comes down to if you want to save 40 bucks (or more with rebates)
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ya its worth it, can't really overclock them yet, but in a couple of months you'll be able to
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Honestly the big 7900GS vs X1950PRO topic is kind of making me mad. When it comes down to it, 7900GS is worth its performance for 170 while the X1950PRO is worth its performance for 190 bucks.

So if you want to spend the extra 20 bucks you will get your moneys worth of 20 bucks. But don't expect a huge performance increase is all I'm saying.

People who are more money tight on an 800 system or so might wanna go with the 7900GS while people with more cash to throw around and aren't on so much of a budget could get the X1950PRO

Lol does anyone else agree with me?
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I'm yet to see a 7900GS to break 10k in 05 while my X1950 Pro has broken 10k
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Well I get around 9810 on 05. The X1950PRO is around 13% more expensive.

So Im going to guess your GPU scores are around 13-15% higher than my GPU scores. Wanna test that? just the GPU
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