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I'm going to get an x1950 card, but don't know whether to spend my money on a faster 1950, or a 1950 with 512 instead of 256. Can anyone help me understand the trade-offs? I'm on a budget so I can't get the fastest 1950 with 512k mem.

I have a 22 inch widescreen monitor and will be using it for flight sims.


Thanks! g-
post #2 of 8
Get the 512 and overclock
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good point. What's the best 1950 if I'm going to overclock it?

g-
post #4 of 8
any should do, get the one with the best cooler on it (VF900) or buy cheapest one and get cheap best cooler and overclock it
post #5 of 8
What kind of 1950? A PRO won't see any benefit, but an XT will.
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post #6 of 8
The best X1950 Pro to OC is the HIS with the ICEQ3. I got mine up to 661.5/823.5. The cooler is the only good one that exhausts the heat out of the case, unlike the Zalman or Arctic coolers.
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post #7 of 8
Get the xt then oc' it, the 512mb of memory will help you alot at high resolutions.
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If you mean the 512 Pro I would get that, since you will most likely run high res on that monitor. I would go with the XT if you have the money.
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