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    X1950PRO
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    8600GT
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    Other (please specify)
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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by J3r3my View Post
Really right now its all about whats fastest in DX9...so go with the 1950pro.
the fastest midrange is DX9 is not the x1950pro its the 8600GTS
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post #12 of 27
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My x1950pro doesn't overclock. You can theoretically overclock the core, but not by much... it's not worth it. You can't overclock the ram, as it is locked. (Though, you can in CCC, but not by much. Takes only 10 seconds and my computer restarts). Basically, the x1950pro is at the max it can be, stable.

I know someone who also has an x1950pro, and it's the same deal.

The 7900's are nice, apparently good overclockers.

Though, I'd personally probably save the money and get a 7600GT now, and later, when dx10 prices go down (if you want to play dx10 games), you could probably get a cheaper, faster card.
If you want to OC more than what CCC offers, give ATI Tray Tools (free) a shot--in the overclocking menu, you have the ability to choose between driver-level and low-level overclocking--depending on your card, one might work better than the other. Regardless, I like ATT better than CCC.
    
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
the fastest midrange is DX9 is not the x1950pro its the 8600GTS
I'm not sure that's been proven--besides, the price range of the 8600GTS is near $200-225. For that price, might as well just get a 512mb x1950xt which is around $230.

But I think that for $160 on the egg, the x1950pro is the best buy (and that's for a 512mb version).
    
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post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
I'm not sure that's been proven--besides, the price range of the 8600GTS is near $200-225. For that price, might as well just get a 512mb x1950xt which is around $230.

But I think that for $160 on the egg, the x1950pro is the best buy (and that's for a 512mb version).
nah the 8600GTS is now around 160-200 on the egg, and a better buy
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post #15 of 27
8800 Gts
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post #16 of 27
i say other, w8 till the HD2600's are out. that should be under a month. if the cards aren't at least better they should bring down NVIDIA's offering a bit...
post #17 of 27
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i say other, w8 till the HD2600's are out. that should be under a month. if the cards aren't at least better they should bring down NVIDIA's offering a bit...
lol, everyone said wait till 2900XTX comes out in november and they waited 6 months, i dont advise you play this waiting game, get the card now, not 6 months when AMD decided to launch there mid range
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post #18 of 27
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nah the 8600GTS is now around 160-200 on the egg, and a better buy
Cheapest 8600GTS I saw is around $175 (I guess I missed that one when I looked on newegg last night, or perhaps the price changed overnight)--all others are right about at $200-225 give or take a few bucks. But to be honest, given that I spent $200 on my x1950pro back in December, it's a great deal for the 8600GTS.

I think one of the reasons the 8600 cards got dumped on right when they came out is that a bunch of people were expecting 8800 series card performance out of them--when obviously they're not. They're not bad cards, but I hate it when people want top-of-the-line performance out of a mid-range card, and are disappointed when that doesn't happen. It's like all those idiots that are still buying a x1650 card because they think it will give higher-end performance just 'cause it's a newer release.

Anyway, for the budget, and due to the flux of the gfx card/gaming market, I'd still go with the cheapest solution right now that plays any current game just fine--the x1950xt on the egg--and save my money for an excellent DX10 card should I be interested in one later.
    
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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Cheapest 8600GTS I saw is around $175 (I guess I missed that one when I looked on newegg last night, or perhaps the price changed overnight)--all others are right about at $200-225 give or take a few bucks. But to be honest, given that I spent $200 on my x1950pro back in December, it's a great deal for the 8600GTS.

I think one of the reasons the 8600 cards got dumped on right when they came out is that a bunch of people were expecting 8800 series card performance out of them--when obviously they're not. They're not bad cards, but I hate it when people want top-of-the-line performance out of a mid-range card, and are disappointed when that doesn't happen. It's like all those idiots that are still buying a x1650 card because they think it will give higher-end performance just 'cause it's a newer release.

Anyway, for the budget, and due to the flux of the gfx card/gaming market, I'd still go with the cheapest solution right now that plays any current game just fine--the x1950xt on the egg--and save my money for an excellent DX10 card should I be interested in one later.
look at the MIR's for the 8600GTS cards
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post #20 of 27
X1950Pro. However, if you can stretch a little bit you can get a Sapphire X1950XT for $180 after MIR at the egg link

It's a lot faster than the GTS and the Pro. Get it if you can
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