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I am wondering if I should buy a 512mb x1950 pro or the 256mb model. My screen res is at 1440x900 wide screen, should I buy the 512mb?
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I am wondering if I should buy a 512mb x1950 pro or the 256mb model. My screen res is at 1440x900 wide screen, should I buy the 512mb?
You should be in the clear with the 256MB model at that res. Some of the newer games might get better performance with 512mb though.

Personally i'd go with the 512mb to be on the safe side.
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I can tell you that 256Mb is fine for 1440x900 as That is what I have on my 19" Wide

    
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Same as Murlocke, i would go with a 512 card just to be on the safe side.
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post
Same as Murlocke, i would go with a 512 card just to be on the safe side.
Always better to be on the safe side if its just a lil more
    
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512mb to be on the safe side and to be able to handle newer games that may need more vram to run at that res.
    
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I don't know, how much more is the 512? If it gets anywhere near the 1950XT 256mb price, then just go with the 1950XT. Better GPU > More VRAM.
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Originally Posted by NamelessMC View Post
I don't know, how much more is the 512? If it gets anywhere near the 1950XT 256mb price, then just go with the 1950XT. Better GPU > More VRAM.
^^^
The Sapphire X1950XT is 180$ after rebate. Also, there's an X1800XT for 149$ but it beats the X1950PRO by a few FPS.
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