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These things have fludded the web. You can check them out at:<br><br><a href="http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2858" target="_blank">Anandtech</a><br><br><a href="http://techreport.com/reviews/2006q4/radeon-x1950-pro/index.x?pg=1" target="_blank">Tech Report</a><br><br><a href="http://uk.theinquirer.net/?article=35148" target="_blank">The Inquirer</a><br><br>
Overall I can say ATI has a d**n good card for 200$ when compared to the 7900GS, the performance in Oblivion is a bit more than I have expected for 200$ when this game launched.
 

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I never understand how cards manage to get such crappy framerates in Oblivion. When I first installed Oblivion on <a href="http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-logs/122935-my-first-x2-d-pics.html" target="_blank">my rig</a>, I patched it, disabled HDR, cranked up 4xAA, 16xAF, and at 1280x1024 got ~90fps in dungeons, ~40fps in the wilderness.<br />
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Then I started tweaking; downloaded all sorts of <a href="http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/article.asp?CIID=36546" target="_blank">texture mods</a>, and lowered the AA to 0x. I was then getting ~60fps in the wilderness, so I raised the vegetation view distance from 3000 to 25000. Only <b>that</b> knocked the framerates down to 20. <img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /> <br />
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How can they bench the same card on a more powerful CPU and not get more awesome framerates? Is HDR really so taxing?<br />
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Anyway, the results indicate that at whatever settings they use, the x1950PRO is a very nice card for the price.
 
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