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I just found someone who's willing to sell me a Radeon X1950 Pro for $65! And it even has a Thermaltake DuOrb on it! Here's the card he'd sell me: http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?mo...=8&l3=338&l4=0

I currently have one of the best 8500 GT cards. The only advantage I can see to my 8500 GT is that it supports DirectX 10. Should I jump on the deal for this X1950 Pro or keep my 8500 GT? I'm leaning towards the former at the moment.

So now's your chance to convince me! Go at it!
 
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post #2 of 16
Yes, go for it; awesome deal. I got mine for like 4x that price.
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1950pro for sure at that price. OK its not DX10 but an 8500GT wont play games at anywhere like decnent settings in DX10. Even the 8600GTS and 8800GT 256mb and 8800GS struggle with DX10.
A 1950Pro is a damn fine card even now and will give much much better performance.
The 8500's are not really gaming cards.
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i got 1 7950GT for $60 is that a good deal?
    
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
i got 1 7950GT for $60 is that a good deal?
Ummmm - YEAH!!!!!
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hey, you have a 8500gt, how decent does it play cod4? at what res/settings?
im waiting for mine ><
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hey, you have a 8500gt, how decent does it play cod4? at what res/settings?
im waiting for mine ><
Probably plays it at 1024x768 on medium/low settings. Just a guess though.
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post #8 of 16
Yeah dude the 1950 will blow the 8500 out of the water no doubt!
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post #9 of 16
i thought the 1950PRO was in line with the 2600xt, and 8600gts as far as performance went, without the DX10

get the pro FOR SURE, even on a stock cooler it would be worth it

you're probably looking at 5.5k+ in 3dmark06
    
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post #10 of 16
Better deal imo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5&Tpk=x1950xtx
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