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x1950xt 256MB best bang for buck?

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grrr, like the idiot I am, I posted this on the wrong board, and I also noted that the same kind of post is already on the correct board...

I can't seem to figure out how to delete this post. What dope I am.


I've read loads of reviews and decided to purchase the x1950xt 256 by Sapphire (see my sig). Cost was definitely a factor, as was the just-released 8xxx series from nVidia. My thinking was, ATI has to respond with something which will push down the price for the x19xx series, so perhaps I should wait.

But, as many tech junkies will do, I got tired of waiting and decided to purchase it. I guess what I'm looking for is opinions on whether or not, in general and at the ~$250 price point the x1950xt is/was a smart purchase.

TIA for any opinions...
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Well to keep it sweet and simple that card is a great performer and wouldnt have much problem with running any game currently released and isnt a bad price either IMO.
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I'd say go for it. It's a great card. I was going to get it myself but it's a bit outta my price range.
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$256 isn't bad at all considering I paid over $300 for my 9700 not all that long ago.
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Plus on newegg it's $220 after rebate.
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For $250 it is currently by far the most powerful card on the market. No need to regret that purchase.
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Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
For $250 it is currently by far the most powerful card on the market. No need to regret that purchase.
unless you plan on playing anygame that uses the source engine.
between source (so CSS of DODS for example) their is a well known problem (known to valve devs and players) that on the 1900 chipset their is something wrong with its DX9 rendering in the source engine. so yeh its an awesome card and i relay want one, but as a source player i cant get one!
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