Right now I have a situation where I can get either Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256MB or MSI GeForce 7900GTO 512MB (yes, there are still a few available) for the same price.
I haven't found any comparable benchmarks of these two cards and I was wondering if the higher memory frequency of X1950XT make it a better choice or should I grab the 7900GTO before they're all gone for good...
I will not use a resolution higher than 1280x1024. Which one would you people prefer in a situation where both models are available for purchase?
If the slower clocked X1900XT 256MB beats the 7900GTO more often than not, then the X1950XT with the added memory speed will beat it by more. IMO unless your favorite games are the games the 7900GTO wins at, the X1950XT is better for sure. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_e-geforce_7900...
Well, I recently received my Sapphire x1950xt video card and build my new rig yesterday! I just installed the drivers that came with the video card CD. A newer version of the drivers are out, but the installation encountered an error (googled it and found other people experiencing problems installing new Catalyst drivers for the x1950xt in particular. Lack of support?) Anyway, with all stock components and without tweaking anything I just ran 3DMark06.
Results: 5799 3D Marks
SM2.0 score: 2239
HDR/SM33.0 score: 2475
CPU score: 2130
(Edit: Ran at 1280 x 1024 Resolution)
Some System Specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600; Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3; RAM: Patriot (2 x 1GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300); OS: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B