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X1950Pro versus 7900GTO :?:

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November 11, 2006 4:26:55 PM

Hey Guys
I need your help, I'm trying to decided which card to buy. At the moment I'm considering these two cards - Club 3D X1950PRO 256MB and MSI NX7900GTO-T2D512E. The Radeon on card is going to cost me in the region of 1600 kr. (roughly 275 dollars), where as the MSI is valued at a little above 2000 kr. (345 dollars). So my question is: Is it's worth it or should I go for the cheaper card??

(P.S. I Know these are insane prices but that's what you get when you live in a country like Denmark, where we enjoy 25 % sales taxes) :D 
November 11, 2006 7:01:29 PM

It's an unfair comparison because they are in different price ranges. You will see a slight performance advantage with the 7900gto, but you could OC the X1950 to run at equated speeds.

Where are you buying the Pro for $275?? They have a Saphire X1950 PRO on newegg for $200. That GTO is way too expensive.
November 11, 2006 7:39:02 PM

He said he lives in Denmark which means Newegg wont ship to him. Also they have a very high sales tax as he mentioned.

I would go with the X1950Pro but make sure you look around and find the best deal for one.
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November 11, 2006 8:16:40 PM

The GTO is definately a little faster in most games but it's not worth that much extra money. I would buy the X1950 pro.

Look over the games that matter to you. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_x1950_pr...

Like I said, most games the GTO would win, sometimes not by too much though. The X1950 pro would have a few wins like in Oblivion (rendering the best performance in the stressful outdoors) and Need for Speed Carbon.
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_radeon_x1950_pr...
http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_c...

You may want to look for the new X1950XT 256MB as it will easily beat the 7900GTO and probably beat the X1900XT 512MB and 7900GTX even. Anyway, I am guessing it will be priced equal or better to that 7900GTO. Just for reference: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?acti...
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