Alright guys, after reading articles about Ati's new flagship the x1950 series, i'm wondering should i wait for this card that embraces DDR4 memory. I've also have alternatives, such as the HIS x1900xt, with its great cooling solution that is just quite like the x1950's cooling solution as well. The x1950 states that it will be launched in late august 23-27. The term launched meaning released? In retail stores? I'm not sure, but hopefully it ships in time, (not liek conroe). I have 600$+ to spend and i'm guessing getting a new power supply won't hurt as well. I could purchase a asus 7900gt Top edition and get a new 450 watt psu from ocz modstream. How much will the x1950xt/x cost? I'm not looking into the pro series, however if it isn't a fixed price range that i can't afford, then i might as well get the x1900xt from his iceq3.
How much power does the x1950xt/x consume? Is it even worth the money to get, considering dx 10 cards are gonna come out. It is a sweet card IMO. Is there a major diff between the x1950xt and xtx and the x1900 series? Should i not even bother with ati cards, and perhaps purchase nvidia's curret flagship the 7950gx2? Since 1 of those cards, can out beat 1 x1950xt/xtx... I'm not really sure on what 2 get, but here in canada, prices of cards is expensive.
E.G , a x1900xt costs 500$+, a x1900xtx costs 600$+, a 7950gx2 costs 700$+ and a 7900gt top costs 400$+ all in CAD. I'm thinking the x1950 would just replace the old xt/x prices..500-600 CAD, all retail.., i do not have access to online purchasing.
I have the MSI x1900xt on the way. was 394.99 with $100 rebate. Awesome card for 294.99. And now its down to 389 with 100 rebate. And MSI has 3 year warrenty which is also plenty. I dont think the HIS is worth the extra 60. Unless theres something im missing.