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256MB is even adequate for 1680x1050!
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post #12 of 24
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256MB is even adequate for 1680x1050!
Well mine is getting its ass handed out to it by Medieval 2. I can see the "chokes" when the game loads massive textures in the game (mostly on heavy foliage maps). Anything higher than 1600x1200 needs 512MB (on newer games that is).
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Gefore 79XX cards are great overclockers. I got a 40% OC on my core and memory with a voltage mod. Now I get 30-40 FPS on Oblivion w/ QTP3.
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Yea, it's a strange 18.5"

Is the 1950XT or 7900GS better at overclocking? I'll probably be buying a VF-900 to go along with it.
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Yea, it's a strange 18.5"

Is the 1950XT or 7900GS better at overclocking? I'll probably be buying a VF-900 to go along with it.

My x1950xt sucks at overclocking, but others have had better luck. The 7xxx cards overclock very well, and you would get some really nice performance from them. Still, a x1950xt is plenty fast even at stock and would eat any 7xxx card. It will also come down to the kind of games you play (some are heavely optimized for nvidia cards and others for ATI).
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I would reccommend a 8600gt gives good performance and also allows for DX10 later on
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Don't get a 7950GX2 (huge waste of money). A 7900GTX (or in some cases a single 7900GT) is faster unless you run 2048x1536

x1950XT is awesome, but I couldn't be happier with my 7900GS. 7900GS is 130 bucks at newegg right now and it'll play anything on max minus 4x AA. 2x AA is okay usually though.
7900GTX SLI is faster than 7950GX2 SLI, but the 7950GX2 pretty much dominates any other DX9 single card solution.
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Gefore 79XX cards are great overclockers. I got a 40% OC on my core and memory with a voltage mod. Now I get 30-40 FPS on Oblivion w/ QTP3.
Yeah but the x1950xt will still run it because it's way faster to start with. Also, the 7xxx can't do aa+hdr so I'd advise spending 70$ more from the x1950xt
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My X1950XT overclocks very well (aswell as many others with this card) stock is 621 core, 900 mem. I can get 702 core, 1035 mem on stock volts, and upping the volts a little i can get 744 core, 1098 mem.
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256MB is even adequate for 1680x1050!
I think it has more to do with the texture resolution used on models in the games but not the resolution you set the games at.
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