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Well, I'll be playing a lot of other games besides Oblivion. I just wanted to make sure at least one of those cards would support it. But, the reason I'm not going to DX10 is because I want to stay with XP. No Vista for me, thanks.

Yeah, I was leaning towards the BFG, but I wanted a few third-party opinions before I decided for sure.

As for price range, the absolute maximum I'm willing to spend on a card is $200. That's why I stopped at the BFG 7950GT.
Right, I see.

I'm was not too sure about prices in general at your end but I had a quick look and found a X1950xt for $150 after rebate ($180 before)

from Newegg

I'd say the x1950xt and 7950gt are equal cards.
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Well No price range but as said the X1950XT is a lovely DX9 card and will really serve you well. I dont think theres much need at all to get a DX10 card yet. Give it time to mature.
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X1950xt vs. 7950GT

I really wanted to get an nVidia card (I hate the ATI card I have now), but looking at them side-by-side, it looks like the ATI card really is the better choice.

Hmm... but, how does it balance out? The X1950xt has better clock speeds, but the 7950GT has more pipelines.
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X1950xt vs. 7950GT

I really wanted to get an nVidia card (I hate the ATI card I have now), but looking at them side-by-side, it looks like the ATI card really is the better choice.

Hmm... but, how does it balance out? The X1950xt has better clock speeds, but the 7950GT has more pipelines.
1950 is a better all around performer. Just to clarify something: Just because you will be using the card for dx9 gaming doesn't mean that you can only use a dx9 card. Basically, dx10 cards that are out now will not be that good at handling dx10 once it is fully utilized but they are BY FAR the best dx9 cards as well.

Basically, you aren't getting a gpu because you are using xp or vista, either card will work with either os. You are getting a card to play your games. Good luck.
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I was under the impression that the new DX10 cards only specifically supported DX10. I wasn't aware you could run DX9 on them.
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i would go witht the x1950xt i had a the x1900xt and it ran oblivion easily with high setting and the 1950 is better then that.
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Alright. I think I'm definately leaning towards the X1950XT now. As much as I hate to say it, performance is a lot more important than how cool the card looks (and I'll be damned if that BFG isn't the coolest card I've seen). So, let's try the XFX GeForce 8600GT Fatal1ty. It looks like the x1950XT is still better. It has ...okay, y'know, actually looking at it, it's no contest. The Fatal1ty has worse clockspeeds, less memory... yeah. I think I'm set on the x1950XT. Thanks for the help, all.
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The 3 brands BFG,XFX,Evga are good brands with good warranty.But lots of people like mostly is XFX and Evga.I haven't seen to many people with BFG cards lately so i would get rather a XFX or a EVGA
 
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I wouldnt go for the 8600, its worth it to get to the 88xx's. And BFG has a great warranty.
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@Anth: Yeah, I'd agree with you there, except the fact that you haven't actually used any examples. The best card by far I have within my price range is the Sapphire ATI x1950xt. And, sad to say, I've looked all around at XFX and EVGA, and neither one of the cards I've seen so far can quite match the x1950xt.


Okay, quick question. What exactly is the "Memory Interface"? I found an EVGA card that looks pretty solid, has a clockspeed that blows past the x1950xt, and it's around the same price. The only major difference is that the EVGA has 128 Interface, and the x1950xt has a 256.
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