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Hi,

I'm thinking of getting the ATI Radeon 1950XT because it's relatively "cheap" compared to some of the other options out there. I'm just wondering how future proof they and if I'll be able to play games like Bio Shock, Assassin's creed, and more with this card on high settings?

I'm probably not aiming to get Vista at this point because it's still really buggy, resource intensive, and DX 10 cards haven't really been tested against any DX 10 games out there. With that being said, I would preferably purchase a top of the line DX9.

I've heard that the 8800 GTS 320 MB really beats the ATI Radeon 1950XT, but I don't know if it's really worth the almost 100 dollars in price difference.

What do you guys think? If I should get the Radeon 1950XT, what brand and how much memory should it have?

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Originally Posted by Firapira View Post
Hi,

I'm thinking of getting the ATI Radeon 1950XT because it's relatively "cheap" compared to some of the other options out there. I'm just wondering how future proof they and if I'll be able to play games like Bio Shock, Assassin's creed, and more with this card on high settings?

I'm probably not aiming to get Vista at this point because it's still really buggy, resource intensive, and DX 10 cards haven't really been tested against any DX 10 games out there. With that being said, I would preferably purchase a top of the line DX9.

I've heard that the 8800 GTS 320 MB really beats the ATI Radeon 1950XT, but I don't know if it's really worth the almost 100 dollars in price difference.

What do you guys think? If I should get the Radeon 1950XT, what brand and how much memory should it have?

Thanks.
Great card, but like you mentioned the 8800GTS is better.
Vista or not the 8800GTS is a much more future proof, with DX9 games you will see better performance with the 8800GTS.
I'm not sure if the XT has a version with more than 256mb of ram.
If you do get an XT, go with Sapphire or HIS model IMO.

You should fill in your system specs in your user CP so we can see what would be the best fit for you.
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true i was thinking about the x1950xt and keeping until new dx10 games/cards come out. but if you go with evga 8800 gts you can step up within 90 days.
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It's actually negative future proof considering there's already things it can't run
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Its a great card, it runs nearly all games on high and is cheap! I bought one w/ a VF-900 cooling fan for £85 inc. postage in the UK! Around £100 cheaper than a GTS.

I am just gonna keep it till nexxt year when I will get the new DX10 Nvidia or ATI cards when they come down in the price a bit.
    
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It's actually negative future proof considering there's already things it can't run
Like what?
    
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It's actually negative future proof considering there's already things it can't run
serious. there isn't a game out there a 1950XT can't run. i'm starting to think 8800s lower their owners' IQs or something.
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serious. there isn't a game out there a 1950XT can't run.
QTF its arguably the best bang for the buck VGA card
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QTF its arguably the best bang for the buck VGA card
Exactly! I don't see why people think it's bad and can't run things.. obviously it can't use Direct X 10 but apart from that it runs nearly everything on high!
    
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serious. there isn't a game out there a 1950XT can't run. i'm starting to think 8800s lower their owners' IQs or something.

I are saiding the XT are an great card
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