Ok i've waited for the new G80 cards and can't afford them. I'm going to build a new rig on Friday and don't know what GC to buy. I have narrowed down to 2, which is the 256 mb X1950Xt and 512mb 7900GTO both are £180. The question is which would you buy and why ??
My spec will be, E6600, Gig 965PDS3, 2 Gb Geil 4442, 600w.
Priced the same, the X1950XT for sure IMO. The slower clocked X1900XT 256MB clearly beats the 7900GTO more often than not, so with the X1950XT's higher memory clock speeds, it should be far ahead. I expect it will probably beat out a X1900XT 512MB and 7900GTX.
Now bump the memory speed up from 1450 MHz effective to 1800 MHz, and you have the X1950XT. Not to mention IQ favors the Radeon's over the 7900GTO. Anyway, it's all about the GF8800's now, but for those who have a sub $300 budget, the X1950XT is King and has alot to offer.
1) Its has 512mb
2) The 256 mb X1950XT is not suppose to have a good cooler and is very noisy.
With regards that article was the GTO overclocked as i've read it will goto GTX speeds.
But i'll wait and see what overs say.
Thanks again !!
No contest, the X1950XT
GTO would be a good deal if it were priced 50 bucks cheaper than the X1950XT because you can overclock it so well but since its almost sold out everywhere prices arent going down and it isn't that cheap to begin with
the 256mb is good if your gaming above resolutions of 1280x1024, if you don't then the extra memory does not come in to play, one mistake people all make is thinking the more memory the better the card. that is definitely not true. Although it would be nice to have the extra memory, the performance gain you'll have from the better card will make it irrelevant
I really like the X1950XT and all that, but has it actually launched yet? There are 0 reviews of the card anywhere, and even though it's "in stock" in stores, has anyone actually had one shipped to them and gotten it? Maybe it's just in the queue for later and won't be released for a while.
I would think that a semi-refresh of an old card will at least garner a press release by Sapphire or whoever. Although, maybe everyone wants to dump the last few X1900XTs first. I notice that Newegg has no XTs left.