Let's get back on topic. Start a new thread if necessary.
The X1950XT 256 is an excellent card and offers superior performance to the X1950Pro 512 in many cases, and unlike the pro, it's very overclockable, easily reaching XTX speeds. In the current market, I'd get no other card. Elite-end DX9 performance will hold you over until they make a decent DX10 card. I will definitely keep this card and keep my money not wasted on a 8800. I have little faith in a 6-month old card, or it's joke of a refresh (Ultra) playing new DX10 games at all well.
But no one stilled answered my question, my question is why the ati x1950pro 256mb or 512mb is more expensive on new egg and tigerdirect than a sapphire x1950xt 256mb?