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  • 67% (25)
    X1950XT w/256MB 256-bit GDDR3 RAM
  • 32% (12)
    HD2600XT w/256MB 128-bit GDDR4 RAM
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post #1 of 21
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I just need some advice as to which of these cards to buy because I know what to look for, but I just need to know what would be the best.
I would use it for watching anime, playing FsX, watching anime, playing BF2 and playing some other games.

The cards I would like to be considered are:-

Sapphire ATi X1950XT - Has 256MB of 256-bit GDDR3 RAM @ 1800MHz, a core clock of 625Mhz, and retails at £105.95 (~$200) @ ebuyer (Here)

PowerColor ATi HD2600XT - Has 256MB of 128-bit GDDR4 RAM @ 2200Mhz, a core clock of 800MHz, and retails at £92.81 (~$180) @ Scan (Here)

My other thread went off the track so I thought I'd make another one solely for this question and comparison. Thanks for the help in advance guys
    
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1950XT, is a powerhouse, I think they maybe have relatively the same performance. Correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT: 1950XT also is real loud...
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post #4 of 21
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1950XT, is a powerhouse, I think they maybe have relatively the same performance. Correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT: 1950XT also is real loud...
Yeah, everyone in the other thread said that, but it does seem to be a very good card for the price.
Loud? Lol. That 8800GTX I had before was loud.
    
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post #5 of 21
it is a very good card
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Do you have one?
    
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im not sure if they are both same in perfermance but the 2600 is newer and runs DX10 sooo i would go with that hope that helps
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MAN that 1950XT is DAM cheap...its one of the most powerful dx9 cards..definitely the 1950 over 2600. Its much better.
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im not sure if they are both same in perfermance but the 2600 is newer and runs DX10 sooo i would go with that hope that helps
Mmm, but isn't DX10 a little over-rated at the moment since it's only in Vista and most games aren't DX10?

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MAN that 1950XT is DAM cheap...its one of the most powerful dx9 cards..definitely the 1950 over 2600. Its much better.
Is it? I thought £105 was a bit much, but I did spend £380 on that G80 before... Lol. Is it faster and/or has better frames on games? I thought that GDDR4 was MUCH faster than GDDR3 and was more OCable?
    
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Is it? I thought £105 was a bit much, but I did spend £380 on that G80 before... Lol. Is it faster and/or has better frames on games? I thought that GDDR4 was MUCH faster than GDDR3 and was more OCable?
Yup it is for that card..The X1950 XT is a high end dx9 card..the 2600xt is a mid range dx10 card...it will have better frames in dx9 games and well the ram alone doesnt determine how fast the card is..GDDR3 is plenty fast..trust me you wont be disappointed with the X1950XT.
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