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June 25, 2006 9:47:18 PM

why is the X1900 prices falling...im pissed...i bought the cheapest one for 450 now i can get an ASUS one for 369...not cool..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
June 25, 2006 9:52:25 PM

When did you buy yours? As time goes on, prices will fall. You never get a good deal while buying computer parts.
June 25, 2006 10:13:05 PM

like 1 month ago
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June 25, 2006 11:50:44 PM

Why you worried? You got ripped off?

:roll:
June 26, 2006 1:25:11 PM

You're gonna be pissed of most of your life if thats the case. Like someone buying a plasma tv early and now it's half the price. In a month or so a new gen of GFX cards comes out and those that have to have one will see those prices drop in 4 months when DX10 cards come out. My X1600 card was midrange and now it's a minimum gaming card. Buy it when you need it and forget about price drops. Just buy the best you can afford at the time so it lasts as long as possible.
June 27, 2006 4:28:58 PM

it dropped ...sweet :)  ...i was planing to buy one but to be honest i think zipzoomfly had the 1900xt at that price for a while, newegg just got the price down in the last fiew days or so if im not mistaken

but im shoor also that the price will drop when the new dx10 will come out or ati will release another series of mirbates for that about $30 or$50 (maby)
June 27, 2006 6:17:26 PM

Yahooo! makin' Pengwin poorer, one price cut at a time... :tongue:

Seriously like was mentioned prices always go down, especially in light of competing solutions (the GX2 is now the fastest 'single card' on the block) so drop the price a little attract more people.
June 27, 2006 10:40:28 PM

i kno, o well.
June 28, 2006 1:50:18 AM

"drop the price a little attract more people" lol i like the rhymes in that one lol :D 
July 11, 2006 10:14:49 PM

What do you guys think. On newegg, there is a sapphire 100149L x1900xt 512mb going for $326 after rebate. For some reason, the retail is cheaper than the oem... Then I see 100149SR model that has 2 more features listed (Dual-Link TMDS transmitter,
2 Sapphire Select Unlock keys). Are those difference worth the extra cost? The core and memory speeds seem the same...

The $30 rebate applies until 7/18/06. Do you think there will be another major price drop around the time Conroe comes out (probably near end of month). If not, I'll probably go ahead and order when back in stock while the rebate still applies...
July 11, 2006 11:10:58 PM

The Connect3D X1900 XT is £219.99 in england without VAT which I don't pay :D  which is pretty cheap compared to the £289.95 for any 7900 GTX.
Got mine a couple of weeks ago for £225 and the bonus is that it is better than the 7900 GTX in a couple of ways main problems are from heat and power consumption though.
July 11, 2006 11:12:23 PM

All X1900XT/XTX are equipped with two Dual-Link DVI because they are integrated at the core level. Even if it were DVI+VGA for connectors, the card would still have an unused TMDS built in.

Don't know what an 'unlock key' is so can't tell if that's worth even a penny.
July 11, 2006 11:40:49 PM

ati will be releaseing new 1950xt/xtx cards soon so i gues the 1900 series prices will go down then
July 19, 2006 4:49:26 PM

the new 1950 xt/xtx(will come out in August) will be priced at 399 pounds (which is about USD $712.35) so i gues the prices of the 1900xt/xtx series wont go down much at all, hopefuly the new dx10 cards from ati wont cost that much when they'll come out.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33127
July 19, 2006 10:31:46 PM

Please don't make referance to the inquirer on this forum...... :roll:....... :lol: 
July 19, 2006 10:36:05 PM

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Please don't make referance to the inquirer on this forum...... :roll:....... :lol: 

Amen.
July 19, 2006 10:46:21 PM

lol why not? sometimes their info is bs, but sometimes their info was ok. do u know of any other sites that have new information as well?
July 19, 2006 11:09:56 PM

Just joking, you can quote them if you want just don't expect any one to take you seriously :lol: .

I don't really like them to be honest as they spurt more crap out of their mouths than most places.

To be honest I haven't heard much about the 1950XT/XTX cards but at the moment I am not too bothered about other DX9 cards. Will buy a DX10 card when it comes out but not before as it will be a waste of money.
July 19, 2006 11:16:56 PM

no problem, i know the inq bsses a lot, but most of the time its ok (i look mostly, ok only at ati infos and i was also interested in conroes as well, and so far their info was relatively precise. and in regards to the dx10 cards i agrie, i m also waiting for tehm, lol hopefully they will be the conroes of graphics :wink: lol
July 20, 2006 12:56:36 PM

I'm wondering if I should pick this card up now or wait another month for the price to drop some more.

how much more better is it more then my Radeon X800XL 256mb ?
July 20, 2006 1:05:27 PM

Huge difference. However, I don't recommend the upgrade. Hold on to your X800XL, and then get a DX10 card when they come out. X800XL is good enough for you to wait.
July 20, 2006 9:50:03 PM

i totaly agree, im stil stuck with an oldie radeon 7500 all in wonder (lol not even the x series :wink: ), and im waiting for the dx10 series to come out, hopefully even the midranged dx10 cards will outpreform the 1900 series (atleast the xt ones :wink: )
July 20, 2006 10:03:47 PM

got some info about the 1950 series ... just WOW

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33147
ok ok lol i know its the inquirer, but i think theyr info is corect this time :wink:

the 1950's will be astounding in themselves, not mentioning that theyll use the ddr4's (or maby thats why theyll be great :wink: )

"Both the upcoming Radeon X1950 XTX and Radeon X1950 Crossfire Edition will end up clocked at 650MHz core and 2.0GHz DDR4 512MB memory."
July 20, 2006 10:07:54 PM

Well, the performance of the 7950GX2 varies depending on title. In F.E.A.R. and Oblivion, it JUST BARELY edges out a single X1900XTX.

The performance of a CrossFire X1900XTX set depends on how well CF works with that title. In those that AFR can work in, it likely spanks quad-SLi; Oblivion appears to be one such title.

As for the X1950 series, it won't be significantly more powerful than the X1900, and it appears that it won't cost much more. I know the R580+ swaps from GDDR3 to cooler GDDR4, and ups the clock rate of the VRAM a little, (perhaps to a full 1600MHz from 1550MHz) and I think it MIGHT finally incorporate the new 80nm process.

The real advantage of such a card might be the lower heat production, hence lower power consumption, and most importantly, quieter cooling. Perhaps they might be able to swap back to a single-slot cooling solution.
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Yahooo! makin' Pengwin poorer, one price cut at a time... :tongue:

Best line of the day. :lol: 

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the new 1950 xt/xtx(will come out in August) will be priced at 399 pounds (which is about USD $712.35) so i gues the prices of the 1900xt/xtx series wont go down much at all, hopefuly the new dx10 cards from ati wont cost that much when they'll come out.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33127

That's four hundred EURO, not POUNDS. HUGE difference, as a Euro's only worth a bit more than a dollar. And usually, due to cross-Atlantic price differences, most hardware will cost the same in Euro as in American dollars.

Oh, and in reality, The Inquirer is, at best, hit-and-miss. I still won't forgive them for calling the Radeon 9700pro "Radeon 10,000," or claiming that none of the Xbox 360 titles in development as of the console's launch used more than one core. (when, in fact, Oblivion needed all three cores to run at 30fps)

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I'm wondering if I should pick this card up now or wait another month for the price to drop some more.

how much more better is it more then my Radeon X800XL 256mb ?

While the X1900XTX (or X1950XTX) might be much better, the gain would be different in diferent applications; the main advantage the X1900 has is that 48-part shader array, which provides around 5-6 times as much shader power as your card.

However, the X800XL is quite good enough to hold onto for now; I'm using an X800XT right now, and it's simply different by having a higher clock speed.
July 20, 2006 10:53:33 PM

i thought it was in British pounds, not euros, if its in euros thats good :D  , and in regards to single slot cooling, to be honest i prefare if its a dual slot solution, then the heat is exhausted outsidem and atleast the hot air will not sirculate in the case, the single slot solutions are good if one has "space" problems in the case, but i think i would get an aditional exhaust in that case, and i would mod it so the air would be exhausted into the back.
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