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I purchased a powercolor x1950 pro 512 MB and I was wondering if I made a mistake in purchasing it. My 3Dmark06 score is 5612 on my signiture rig, that seems so low to me when everybody else seems to be at least at 10k. What do you guys think?
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Yup, it's garbage compared to today's cards. HD3850 would have been a better budget choice, or a 9600GT (which would blow it out of the water for the same price). What made you think of buying that card anyway with your sig rig?
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I purchased a powercolor x1950 pro 512 MB and I was wondering if I made a mistake in purchasing it. My 3Dmark06 score is 5612 on my signiture rig, that seems so low to me when everybody else seems to be at least at 10k. What do you guys think?
10000 wont happen with 1950:turd:...ops sorry pro.

5.5k sounds OK for your setup, but why did you choose 1950pro!?
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its the right score for an X1950Pro. I have an X1950XT and get like 6.7k. Its not a garbage card, it will still play most of todays games fine.
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It's a good card - runs all the games I play perfectly with good settings.
    
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strong gpu.. will still play todays games on the right settings + they fold

They can be outdone by any newer gpu.. but still a good gpu to have and play with. Someone might be interested in it for folding use.. if you done want it any more.. put it up for sale.
post #7 of 29
Sounds right. X1950 pro is still a good card if someone wants to stick with dx9 for awhile. 512mb for X1950 pro seems overkill. New upgrade should start with 3850 at least.
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hahah well i guess i did make the wrong choice. I got the x1950 pro because i though I was getting a good deal on it. I though the 256 bit 512 mb setup was good for the price but it appears i didnt not do enough research. What is the resale value for these?

How can I use this gpu to fold?
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If you paid$ 100 or less for it, it's a good deal. The 1950pro is not a bad card, it's just a generation and a half behind.

And yes, it can fold.
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