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which is better for same price? and how much better
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i'd say the 1950xt is better
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For most games at the moment, the x1950 256 will probally beat the 1900 at 1280x1024 or below resolution, and the x1900 would start taking the lead at higher resolutions due to the extra texture memory.

To clarify for people in case they aren't reading carefully, he is comparing a x1900 512 with a x1950 256.
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post #4 of 30
the 1950 for lower rez's ( 1280x1024), if you are gonna run some crazy high resolution get the 512 1900xt as it will help some
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Well actually the extra memory will make no difference at higher resolutions unless he is also using a lot of antialiasing. Almost no games that I have tested used more than 256mb of video memory at 1920x1200 with 4xAA. The only games that did were games that specifically require 512 mb of Vram for certain settings such as GRAW, Quake 4, and COD2.
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Is there even a 1900XT w/ 512MB of VRAM?
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post #7 of 30
I would say the X1950XT since it's got about 20% faster clocks. There is a 512MB verison of the X1950XT too.

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Originally Posted by SomeDooD
Is there even a 1900XT w/ 256MB of VRAM?
I dunno...there must be, I seem to have one.
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post #8 of 30
If your running high res than I'd say the 512mb easily. If your still running a low res CRT then go for the 1950 for the clocks.
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If your running high res than I'd say the 512mb easily. If your still running a low res CRT then go for the 1950 for the clocks.
CRT are usually higher res acually. Basically I would say if you have a > 17" CRT or > 19" LCD the x1900's extra memory would be worth it.
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Quote:
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Well actually the extra memory will make no difference at higher resolutions unless he is also using a lot of antialiasing. Almost no games that I have tested used more than 256mb of video memory at 1920x1200 with 4xAA. The only games that did were games that specifically require 512 mb of Vram for certain settings such as GRAW, Quake 4, and COD2.
What settings in cod2 require this? I don't see any.
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