Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Graphics card Upgrade :GeForce 7950GT OR Radeon X1950XT?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
November 6, 2006 10:45:20 AM

Im thinking about upgrading my graphics card from an ATi Radeon x800XL to something that supports Shader Model 3 (For splinter cell 4).

Can anyone recommend a card thats cheapish and still a worthy upgrade?

I think the above 2 are a proper upgrade in terms of performance, can anyone suggest which one?

Gainward GeForce 7950GT 256MB,1,2ns DDR3 ,PCI-Express
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=325487&view=detaile...

Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
Core Clock Speed 580 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz
Video Memory Installed 256 MB
Technology GDDR3 SDRAM 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1.5 GHz


Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express,
http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.asp?sku=327135&view=detaile...

Graphics Processor / Vendor ATI Radeon X1950 XT
Core Clock Speed 625 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed 400 MHz
Video Memory Installed 256 MB
Technology GDDR3 SDRAM 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed 1.8 GHz

Theres a 20 euro differnce in them? They seem quite good?
_________________
November 6, 2006 4:10:28 PM

From the two youve listed go with the radeon X1950XT anyday. Its way better. Just check the VGA charts on this site and see for your self. For something a bit cheaper go with the 7900GTO.
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2006 4:12:45 PM

Wait a week or so, with the launch of the GF8 series you should see some prices changes very shortly.
Related resources
November 6, 2006 4:52:51 PM

Quote:
Wait a week or so, with the launch of the GF8 series you should see some prices changes very shortly.


Hopefully :-\
a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2006 5:01:50 PM

Well I'd think there'd be downward pressure on at least the entire GF7 line, but probably the X1950s too. And since it's only the high end that's got potential supply issues, the GTS should be near it's MSRP (although having a shortage of top end parts puts upward pressure on the channel as well).

I suspect by this time next week we should see a 10% drop in all GF79xxs and 5-10% from ATi's high end too, and likely more for the very top of boh companies, probably with the GX2 simply being withdrawn instead of dropping more than 10%.

Of course that's just my two frames' worth as always.
November 6, 2006 5:53:46 PM

Quote:
Wait a week or so, with the launch of the GF8 series you should see some prices changes very shortly.


hmm while that probably will happen over there for you guys i doubt over here in ireland that that will impact prices too much.

Truth is i dont really need an upgrade its just that i want to play splintercell 4 and the game onyl supports Shader Model 3 graphics cards. :cry: 
!