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Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro 512MB AGP vs XFX GeForce 7900 GS 256MB

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Just what the title states. Both cards are in my price range and are AGP.
    
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Man! I just ordered a Powercolor x1950 pro 512Mb AGP but haven't received it yet.
I bought ATI after reading a review in a magazine. This card came out on top of their list, and even so I thought the specs were pretty good.
hmm but looking at that XFX card it looks quite meaty. I think the only difference is the x1950 having slighty bigger mem speed, and I don't know if the bigger memory will make any difference.
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HIS X1950Pro IceQ Turbo 256MB (256bit) GDDR3 AGP

Or would this be better?
    
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I saw that, it might have a faster clock speeds. Again not a bad card.
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well, from my knowledge of pcie cards, the 1950pro is slightly faster at stock, but the 7900gs can overclock farther generally speaking.
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I'd go with the nVidia card. More reliable and much better at overclocking.
    
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I'd go with the nVidia card. More reliable and much better at overclocking.
i wouldn't necessarily say that its "more reliable", but it is a better overclocker.
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i wouldn't necessarily say that its "more reliable", but it is a better overclocker.
It's just my opinion after installing hundreds of ati and nvidia cards I have yet to have to replace a nvidia card in a customers computer and have replaced 12 ati cards to count so far not including all the calls I get because of catalyst issues.
    
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Man you guys make this real hard. I was about to put my credit card number in for the HIS X1950Pro IceQ Turbo and I read this. I like the big heatsink and fans on the HIS version but damn what should I do. Should I just get the 7900gs with and overclock it instead? I cant find a good cooling solution for the AGP version of the 7900gs. Anyone see any good fans for it.

Im thinking maybe this would fit but im not sure.

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I cant find a good cooling solution for the AGP version of the 7900gs. Anyone see any good fans for it. Im thinking maybe this would fit but im not sure. Zalman VF900-Cu
It can be done, but not with all four mounting holes because they're rectangular on the 78xx and 79xx AGP cards, as opposed to square on other cards. You'd also need a heatsink on the HSI chip.

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