I was going to buy a faster CPU for my personal Xmas present, but I couldnt resist going Xfire at this price. I'm also afraid that these revision 1 cards are going to dry up...then I'd be fukced :roll:
To those unfamiliar with this card, it has software voltage controls, and the returns on an overclock are down right outrageous.
Actually i do. They use the PCIe Bus to communicate. Just like the bridgeless SLI nvidias forceware has to offer. It slows them down. Maybe just a little, but it does. And "that little" may even differ between different games. As i said, if i had the choice between 1950 Pro xfire and 1900 GT xfire i´d always choose the 1950 Pro.
Probably a $60 dollar Xpress 200 board for now, they only offer 8x bandwidth when doing software Xfire, but in the review I linked to whats his name above, there was no real performance difference in comparison to a 16x laned RD580(Xpress 3200) motherboard.
I always buy the cheaper stuff, but I force it into performing good
I bet you are. I guess I have a few days to top your score before it will be all over for good. STill no FX-55, but I finished Fear last night.
I wanted to buy the evga 8800GTS today for $435 shipped after $20 rebate. Also saw the Ice Q turbo X1950XT 256MB is $285 AR. But compared to a $159 X1900GT, those are still way overpriced. Besides after all this Christmas shopping, last thing I need is a $450 or even $305 ZZF order on there too.
Dude, you said they do Xfire the old way, and the old way is through dongles and master cards :roll:
It looks like you read the link I posted though, so at least now your educated on the matter.
It´s okay. You don´t have to use the cables, i knew that before since the x1600/x1300 sports the same feature - which i ment with the old way. The cards aren´t designed for this though. Or the drivers are lacking. One way or the other, you´re loosing performance. Since you can´t go another route (without buying a mastercard wich isn´t worth it), you´ve no other options. The new 1950 Pro/1650 XT and probably every card that will follow will use a bridge. Which is "the new" way. Generally you should stop assuming things or, if you do, not take assumptions for facts. Sure you could say that cables are the old way, but that´s clearly not what i meant. That would be very 3dfx and that is not old. That´s ancient.
That is a very good question, one i´m asking myself too. I can get a 7900gs for 149 Euro and a 1950 Pro for 167 Euro.
It depends mostly on how tight your budget is and if you´re willing to overclock. At stock the 7900GS is slower than the 1950 Pro, but if you overclock the 7900GS it comes quite close. On the other hand, people say the 1950 pro has the better image quality.
In my case i would go for the 1950 pro, no questions asked. There are a few more things i have to take into consideration, too (i need a new MB, for example, etc).
Right now i´m trying to figure out the impact of AMD(ATI) and Nvidia cards in regards to Physics. Both companies have anounced GPU Physics but when will it happen and on what cards will it work and so on...
The 1900GT is a nice option too, depending on the price differences, especially if you don´t care about crossfire and GPU Physics.
Yep. A few months back, when i bought the-card-which-shall-not-be-mentioned, i was considering ATIs X1xxx series. When i checked their forums, i found that many people were having either trouble with their PSUs or with the heat those beasts put out.
It would personally drive me bananas if my graphics card blacked when I moved the memory slider at all.
To be honest, i´m silently hoping that just that happens to my card-which-shall-not-be-mentioned. It would "force" me to buy a new one. I´m at the point where i would consider it a healthy exorcism. :twisted: