yeah, i don't understand that neither. The beta for Catylst 6.12 is coming out, but that version still doesn't support the 1950XT. It will support the XTX and the PRO, but the XT. I am definately not the only one in this situation. Ive been searching thouroughly throughout the internet, and every XT user is having the same problem..... So i guess i could wait until they release 6.13. by the time they do that, my card will be outdated.
So, is the 1950GT my best bet?
What's the difference between KO, GTO, GT, and GTX?
Yes the GeForce 7950 GT and those are NVIDIA based cards...
- GeForce 7900 GS - G71 - 20 pipes / 7 vertex - 450/1320MHz
- GeForce 7900 GT - G71 - 24 pipes / 8 vertex - 450/1320MHz
- GeForce 7950 GT - G71 - 24 pipes / 8 vertex - 550/1400MHz
- GeForce 7900 GTO - G71 - 24 pipes / 8 vertex - 650/1320MHz
- GeForce 7900 GTX - G71 - 24 pipes / 8 vertex - 650/1600MHz
However the GT and GTX are now discontinued by NVIDIA... I would go for the 7950 GT, as those can almost all be clocked to 650/1600MHz. ;-)
The X1950 XT can't mach an overclocked 7950 GT running at 650/1600MHz.
Where do you get that info? Link? The X1950XT should have no problem matching a 7900GTX, never mind the slower 7950GT. Plus if we want to talk max OC, there are X1950XT's already out there that are running 700 core/ 2000MHz DDR.
what's the best PCI-E card i can get for $250.... i was looking at the x1950xt, but unfortunately they do not have drivers for that card. What would be equivalent to the x1950xt?
I wouldn't worry about the drivers. Is there a bug with 6.10's and a game you want to play? Same thing happened with the X1950 pro; it took a couple releases. There will be support in 6.13's. If you must have newer, then there are people using a modified version of 6.11 that works. Also, I'd be surprised if someone doesn't modify the 6.12's to work also. Granted, I'd also like to see full support now, but unless 6.10 is not possible for something you play, then I can't see the problem in using those for a month.
Anyway, there is no contest between these two cards. The X1950XT is easily better. You'll need to find a sub $300 7900GTX to match the performance of the X1950XT. Never mind talking IQ. Anyway, I got the HIS iceQ3 X1950XT in the mail yesterday, so it will going in tonight or tomorrow night.
Looks like the X1900XT 256MB has no problem defeating the OC'ed 7950GT's in most games. Now pump up the mem clocks 350MHz to see the X1950XT. Of course, from what we know, it seems looking at the 512MB X1900Xt is also an example of the performance the X1950XT will give. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_e-geforce_7900...
Both are good cards, I just don't personally see the 7950GT as a good option unless your games are the few it wins, or as long as X1950XT is in the same price range.
i was looking at the x1950xt, but unfortunately they do not have drivers for that card.
I have the x1950xt. True, the 6.11's don't support the XT but the supplied drivers(6.10) work very well. And the performance of this card is great!! As was mentioned in the Tom's article - the XT is the best card in its price range.