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What is the best X1950Pro deal?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 1, 2006 8:56:18 PM

I was wondering, if I were to go for a (PCIE) X1950Pro card, might it be worth it (price performance wise) to go for the more expensive HIS X1950Pro IceQ3 Turbo, or would a Sapphire X1950Pro be a better deal? The thing is that the HIS has a slightly higher core and memory speeds, but I wonder if those are the overclocked specs.. and I don't really like the idea of overclocking my card as it might get unstable then. Also, would a (no brand) 420W PSU suffice for such a card?


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December 2, 2006 5:44:28 PM

The HIS is better, because it uses a much better, quieter cooler. Go for the HIS for sure.

Also, the X1950Pro in general is a very good deal.
December 2, 2006 6:55:52 PM

Not sure what the best deal is.... but from all the reviews I've read, the PowerColor X1950Pro is the best one out there at the minute...
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December 2, 2006 7:03:00 PM

Dunno, but i'm buying Sapphire...the cheapest i think...or one of the cheapest for sure. I don't think the HIS is worth the extra money.
December 2, 2006 8:04:19 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I've bought the HIS. Only gripe I have with it, so far, is that it didn't even include a 'molex to PCIE' cable. Now I have to find one of those somewhere before I can actually use the card.
December 2, 2006 8:16:46 PM

Your PSU should have a PCI-E connector.
December 2, 2006 9:12:13 PM

Not all PSU's do (mine doesn't) and this is known among developers too since the 'PowerColor X1950Pro' does provide the needed connector with their card.