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Get the XT. It is a monster of a card that takes no prisoners when it comes to games. Also, insanely cheap nowadays, especially on Newegg. I've got the Sapphire 256mb version and it is awesome.

Also, x1950xt is better than the pro variant.
    
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If your not going DX10 anytime soon the X1950XT is a brilliant choice..if not the best..it seems to be the best bang for buck DX9 card out...and so what if an 8800gts will give you an extra 60 frames from an already 60+ frames from the x1950XT..you wont even notice it, if your got a powerful enough cpu...it the XT will run anything at max very smoothly.
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Anything under 30fps on oblivion sucks. And it def. can't run DiRT on max w/ good FPS
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Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
It's actually negative future proof considering there's already things it can't run
Wow...I'd expect something like that from a newer member, but not from you. The X1950XT is a very good card for the Price. DX10 isn't worth all the rage. The X1950XT can run games such as Oblivion on High with AA+HDR enabled at the same time.
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post #25 of 37
x1950XTs perform great in almost all DX9 games, and the first bunch of DX10 games (including UT 3 and Crysis) will be DX9 compatible. It's usually expected to upgrade your video card every year to stay in the game, and I would go so far as to say that, for the moeny, there is no better card to last you until this time next year than the x1950XT.
    
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And it def. can't run DiRT on max w/ good FPS
he's right. with a single Radeon i can't run DiRT on max i have to lower shadows from Ultra all the way down to High it's awful.
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post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by Ninja_Boy View Post
Overclock that X1950XT to XTX speeds, and you'll have one of the top three DirectX 9 Cards. (X1950XTX, 7950GX2, 7900GTX)
The top 3 DX9 cards doesn't include the 7900GTX sorry to say.

X1900XTX
X1950XTX
7590GX2

Those are top 3.

To answer your question I'd get the X1950XT. The 8800's are pretty horrible with the DX10 games they've been tested on.
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post #28 of 37
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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.
... a DX10 one?

The 8800GTS is double the speed, and so double the price, it's up to you - do you actually need the speed now? If you need the speed in 6 months time then getting one then is a MUCH better idea as the 8800 will just fall in price as the HD2900XT gets better
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Do any of us really "need: the speed? I mean, old consoles only gave us 30 FPS. Do we really need 100 FPS? No, but it makes us feel special...
    
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post #30 of 37
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How much is the Radeon X1950XT supposed to be nowadays. I looked on newegg and the only ones available are about $200. I thought they were supposed to be cheaper around $150ish?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067

Is it me or did Newegg raise its prices? If so, is there somewhere I can buy the x1950xt for a cheaper price?
    
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