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X1950 XT or 7900 GTO

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November 23, 2006 3:43:19 AM

Making a whole new system and need some input.

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November 23, 2006 4:32:40 AM

Thnx
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November 23, 2006 6:59:18 AM

The current 'affordable' high-perf 7900 GT is the 7950 GT.

http://www.xfxforce.com actually make a passive (silent pipe) cooled one, with 520+ GPU and 1600+ GDDR3 from memory.

If silence / sanity is more important than ultimate DX 9.0c / SM 3.0 performance (ie: Radeon 1950 XT, with 2 GHz GDDR4).
November 23, 2006 8:06:50 AM

x1950 xt dude
November 23, 2006 8:37:41 AM

I made the informed choice to go 1950XT.
Should be here monday
OMG... soo excited!
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
November 23, 2006 2:25:52 PM

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I made the informed choice to go 1950XT.
Should be here monday
OMG... soo excited!
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 



Wish i had that much cash :( 

I'm stuck here with a 7900GT @ 750 Core and 1.95ghz Memory :D 


Ahhh the wonders of voltmodding.
November 23, 2006 8:37:18 PM

WOW how did u get it to that much by Volt modding? link please i wish to destory my 7900GT so that i have a reason for my parents to buy me an 8800GTS :D 
November 23, 2006 8:58:26 PM

Quote:
I made the informed choice to go 1950XT.
Should be here monday
OMG... soo excited!
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 


Same here :D  , ordered one yesterday and I can't wait for it to come!
November 23, 2006 11:03:55 PM

Tell us about it when you get your hands on it! You lucky bastards...
November 24, 2006 1:49:43 PM

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Tell us about it when you get your hands on it! You lucky bastards...


Happy to oblige :lol: 
November 24, 2006 3:21:25 PM

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WOW how did u get it to that much by Volt modding? link please i wish to destory my 7900GT so that i have a reason for my parents to buy me an 8800GTS :D 


Try starting here :

http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/7900GT-Volt-mod...

It's what i did. I didn't actually perform the mod myself, i let a friend who is handy with a soldering iron do it for me!

*EDIT*

Sorry guys that link doesn't work, i'll try and find another guide.
November 25, 2006 8:59:18 AM

you can get a x1950 xt 256mb for the price very simular to a 7900gt's price in england.
November 25, 2006 9:06:12 AM

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you can get a x1950 xt 256mb for the price very simular to a 7900gt's price in england.


I bought this 7900GT a while back, around a month or so after they were released.
November 25, 2006 5:19:45 PM

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?
November 25, 2006 7:34:49 PM

x1950 smokes the 7950gt
November 25, 2006 9:36:57 PM

Many thanks for the useful information.

With these charts I could finally make the choice between these two, and I'll definitely go for the X1950XT.

A few more days and I'll have the new Core 2 Duo system up and running. Then it'll be farewell to medium and low detail levels. :D 
December 1, 2006 3:30:22 PM

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
December 3, 2006 2:55:52 AM

Since you wanted to know about the card, I ran 3DMark06 on my newly built E6600 rig. I am running Windows MCE and all my components are at their stock settings.

5797 3D Marks
SM2.0 Score: 2241
HDR/SM3.0 Score: 2471
CPU Score: 2129

(at 1280 x 1024 resoultuion)
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