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Check the avg oc on 1900GT it's 704/827 while 1950GT can do only 628/685
(they' re both 12x3/8/12)




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The x1950 series are all phenominal cards, depending on budget, I would highly recc. one.
Agree but when it comes to cost/performance between 1950GT/1900GT the second is the winner.
    
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yeah look here
The 1950GT only wins in 3DMark05
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If you can get an older Rev1 x1900gt then that would be the best choice, but they are hard to come by now. Most (if not all) e-stores only have a few Rev2 x1900gt cards left in stock, since the card was replaced by the x1950gt.
Both cards (Rev2 x1900gt and x1950gt) perform the same and overclock about the same, despite being on different cores. The Rev1 cards overclocked like mad (700MHz on the core and 800MHz on the RAM easy), but the latter Rev2 cards didn't do that great in this area. Most Rev2 cards are "deffective" R580 cores that could not achieve the required clocks of the original x1900gt (575MHz); this is why ATI re-branded them and changed the specs (they reduced the GPU clock and increased the RAM clock a bit). Most of these later revisions do about 560-600MHz on the core, with the RAM reaching similar speeds as before.
In short, unless you are able to get a hold of a real Rev1 x1900gt, the best choice will be the x1950gt, since it overclocks the same way the x1950pro does (both reach about 600MHz on the core) and a bit less on the RAM; here the PRO overclocks to around 720-750MHz while the GT to 630-680MHz (most can't reach the RAM speed of PRO cards, despite being the same RAM and using the same PCB).

Edit: Most stores will differentiate between the revisions of the card, unless they're sneaky. Rev1 core speeds are 575MHz and Rev2 speeds are 500MHz.
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i still think ill get the 1900GT since its cheaper and i need to upgrade other components also
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i still think ill get the 1900GT since its cheaper and i need to upgrade other components also
Newegg has the Rev2 for around $120 (out of stock at the moment), which is a damn good deal. They also have the Rev1, but it's going for $200... definitely not worth it.

Edit: Zipzoomfly has them. These cards are becoming scarce, so you better hurry up if you want one.
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Newegg has the Rev2 for around $120 (out of stock at the moment), which is a damn good deal. They also have the Rev1, but it's going for $200... definitely not worth it.

Edit: Zipzoomfly has them. These cards are becoming scarce, so you better hurry up if you want one.

Where? i searched and it says they dont have them
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