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post #11 of 47
x1950PRO is comparable to a 7900GT in performance numbers (I believe) so it is considerably faster than a 7600 GT. If you can afford it, I would say the x1950PRO is the way to go.
    
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Because it allows for:
1) Step up from VGA
2) Because there is less nonsense in nVidia than ATi when looking drivers.
1) Do note you need to of course get an eVGA branded card for the step up program.

2) I never had any issues with ATI drivers. Good performance, and once you're used to the interface, not a problem. Also, most issues I noted on the forum are troubles with the different versions of nVidia drivers (like older versions working better and such...)

In this case, I am leaning toward nVidia, since it gets the best performance for the price closest to the desired £100. The 1950PRO will rack up an additional £25 at least, which likely stretches the budget (if afforable, then yes, otherwise, I'd say 7900GS).

The eVGA step up program is only useful if you plan the upgrade within 90 days...
    
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post #13 of 47
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Lol, thats not answering my question at all? And no...this time I'm buying new.
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Nah, seriously now, X1950Pro can be picked up for £139 with a Zalman cooler new, or you could get a 7900GS.
If you want to be able to step-up your graphics card - e.g. up to 30 days after you bought it, you can send it back and simply pay the difference between the price of the card when you bought it and the card you want to upgrade to - you need an EVGA card.

SAPPHIRE 256MB X1950 PRO ULTIMATE - £139

XPERTVISION 256MB GeForce 7900GS 256MB - £103

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post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
x1950PRO is comparable to a 7900GT in performance numbers (I believe) so it is considerably faster than a 7600 GT. If you can afford it, I would say the x1950PRO is the way to go.
Yeh, I am at odds to this way aswell.

The X1950is the same price as the eVGA 7600GT, and considering it is better and quieter (I think? Anyone know?) than the 7600GT, plus it can fold, seems to be the logical choise. However you can step up the eVGA to a better card within 3 (or is it 2?) months which may save me money, but then I will be limited to eVGA products and will not be able to buy ATI.

I hate split personalities!

EDIT: When will nvidea release some more cards for cheaper money? Would it be within 90 days?
    
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post #15 of 47
Or http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...119203&_LOC=UK

£120 for Sapphire X1950Pro 256MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI TVO PCI-E.

With my top link don't forget that it comes with a Zalman cooler which would probably cost you £30 anyway
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post #16 of 47
Why would you spend hundreds of pounds just to have an excuse to upgrade again in 2 months? If you plan on upgrading again that soon, just save your money and stick with the x800GT. It's still a good card, and it will hold you off for 2 months, without the extra investment.
    
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post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
Why would you spend hundreds of pounds just to have an excuse to upgrade again in 2 months? If you plan on upgrading again that soon, just save your money and stick with the x800GT. It's still a good card, and it will hold you off for 2 months, without the extra investment.
It's to noisey, and I will be waisting valuable folding power (can't sleep with it on). But I do see your point...

EDIT: I also think my X800GT is on its last legs, it keeps on messing up.
    
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post #18 of 47
Then what I would do is buy this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4353

It will be quieter, perform better, be cheaper than a new card, and you can transfer it to your new card whenever you decide to get it.

That seems to be the most logical action to me.
    
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post #19 of 47
http://www.techspot.com/review/28-ra...0gs/page2.html

At stock, the X1950 Pro beats the 7900GS in nearly every test but Quake4, and you can also fold with it, and with the Zalman cooler its quieter, so why not?
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post #20 of 47
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and you can transfer it to your new card whenever you decide to get it..
Not neccessarily
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