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Is the x1950gt Worth It?

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I'm deciding between the x1900gt and the x1950gt? I'm going to order a vf700 to immediately replace the stock cooler, so I might do some overclocking, depending on the noise. From the benchmarks I have seen the x1950gt performs only a few fps better than the x1900gt, but it also costs a little more. Will the x1950gt have significant overclocking potentional to be worth the extra costs? Also, am I correct in thinking that the x1950gt is produced via a smaller process?

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In general the X1950's dont seem to OC very well at all. Anything other than that i dont know really...
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post #3 of 11
The x1950gt is still on the same size process, I would go for the X1900GT as it's a pretty good overclocker
post #4 of 11
If you could spare it, get the x1950pro. True, I heard they don't overclock that great either, but it has some nice performance none the less.
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thanks for the quick replies!
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1950pro and gt use a 80 nm process wile the 1900 all use the 90nm process but keep in mind 1950pro and GT use the RV570 core while all the 1900's use the R580 core

The 1950XTX uses GDDR4 memory also but this one is also a 90 nm process I guess 80nm process wasn't doing to good so back to 90nm

1950 XT XTX and XTX-UE use the R580+ core

There all 256Bit anyways both 1900's and 1950's

1900XTX has a larger memory Bandwidth compare to 1950 pro and GT but lower then the 1950 XT XTX XTX-UE

interesting those the 1900XTX and the 1950XTX both have the same stats only that the 1950 memory bandwidth it larger 50GB/s compare to 64Gb/s

What ever the money you want to spend I hope this helps
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the x1900GT is a better buy, its R580 instead of RV570 like the 1950GT.

The x1900GT was rushed so ATI could better compete with the 7800GT price drops as there x1900XT/x1800xt was priced to high to compete with the 7800GT @ 250 so they made the x1900gt its a slower R580 with one quad disabled.

Both the 1950gt and 1950pro use the RV570 core which only has 3 quads and doesnt oc well at all.

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^going with the x1900gt
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Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
the x1900GT is a better buy, its R580 instead of RV570 like the 1950GT.

The x1900GT was rushed so ATI could better compete with the 7800GT price drops as there x1900XT/x1800xt was priced to high to compete with the 7800GT @ 250 so they made the x1900gt its a slower R580 with one quad disabled.

Both the 1950gt and 1950pro use the RV570 core which only has 3 quads and doesnt oc well at all.

See i know about ATI cards
no ure kinda wrong on that one. The older Rev.1 X1900GT cards are based on R580 and can overclock like MADDDD. I currently own one, and using Rabbit, I can oc it to 700/850, but the temps are kinda unsafe with my cooling.
However, the newer ones are based on a diff gpu (RV570 I think)
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Originally Posted by ian209 View Post
no ure kinda wrong on that one. The older Rev.1 X1900GT cards are based on R580 and can overclock like MADDDD. I currently own one, and using Rabbit, I can oc it to 700/850, but the temps are kinda unsafe with my cooling.
However, the newer ones are based on a diff gpu (RV570 I think)
x1950GT and x1900GT rev2 came out at the same time, the x1900GT rev 2 is clocked lower than the 1950gt and its hard to tell apart, but your chances are better with the 1900GT than the 1950gt
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