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post #1 of 33
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So which one out of these is better.

The X1950Pro has 512MB GDDR3 RAM, has a core clock of 580Mhz, and retails at £95.65. (Here's the info)

The X1950XT has 256MB GDDR3 RAM, has a core clock of 625MHz, and retails at £105.95. (Here's the info)

Nice one guys
    
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post #2 of 33
Well It dpends, If you run at higher resolutions then the 1950PRO would be best but if you run at lower resolutions the 1950XT would OWN
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Okay, cool. Well the res I would play at would be 1440x900 and it would probably be Flight Sim X, and that's about it... Lol.
What kind of frames would you get on them with like medium settings?
    
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Not sure, but I think the x1950xt would still kill the pro, even at higher resolutions.
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Ah. Well what kind of frames are you getting whenever you play anything Crazy9000?
    
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post #6 of 33
the 1950 pro is a killer card!!!
iam going to get one of thouse....any time... i think you would get decent frames with that one!!!
but since you have the budget got for the XT you can overclock it past XTX and it has the same DDR3....with that 256MB you should be fine...as long as you dont go past 1600X1200
    
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post #7 of 33
The xt will kill and laugh at the pro's lifeless body (maybe even kick it a few times just for fun).
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post #8 of 33
The X1950Pro's memory is already "near max" so doesn't OC well at all. Aftermarket cooling is almost a necessity! Being a X1950Pro 512mb owner for 6 months, I'd say go with the XT! I play BF2 and BF2142 with 90-99FPS and 40-60FPS respectively on 1440x900 resolution. If you think you'll be going higher than that res. whilst still hanging onto your GFX, go for the X1950Pro, if not, go with the XT!

Edit: BTW: Those FPS's are at MAX settings, with AA x4!
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the 1950 pro is a killer card!!!
iam going to get one of thouse....any time... i think you would get decent frames with that one!!!
but since you have the budget got for the XT you can overclock it past XTX and it has the same DDR3....with that 256MB you should be fine...as long as you dont go past 1600X1200
I'll only go 1440x900 because these monitors won't go any higher (boo!! hiss!! boo!!).

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The X1950Pro's memory is already "near max" so doesn't OC well at all. Aftermarket cooling is almost a necessity! Being a X1950Pro 512mb owner for 6 months, I'd say go with the XT! I play BF2 and BF2142 with 90-99FPS and 40-60FPS respectively on 1440x900 resolution. If you think you'll be going higher than that res. whilst still hanging onto your GFX, go for the X1950Pro, if not, go with the XT!

Edit: BTW: Those FPS's are at MAX settings, with AA x4!
MAX?! Geez, those are good FPS's for BF2 and 2142. What do you think would happen if FsX ran on it? I had my 8800GTX running it at the max everything could go at about 55, and that was awesome detail.

Plus, are they Crossfire capable, because I may get a better board soon... =P
    
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post #10 of 33
The XT kills the volt-starved Pro. And the XT can overlike like hell, the Pro can't overclock much at all. In every way the XT wins. The memory is not a big enough factor to change that.

My XT at stock can handle Quake 4 on Ultra, 1440 x 900, at 60fps perfectly, and that's SUPPOSED to need a 500 or more megs card.

I think my fast RAM helps because it may be paging my RAM for some big textures, but either way. The 512 isn't such a big deal.
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