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I'm gonna get a X1950 PRO!! but which one? help pls!!

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GECUBE OR MSI X1950 PRO 256MB PCI-E?????

Total: 12 votes

  • GECUBE X1950 PRO
  • 9 %
  • MSI X1950 PRO
  • 92 %
December 15, 2006 4:59:50 PM

I have narrow it down to these two:

1) msi x1950 pro

2) gecube X1950 Pro

The only difference that I can see is that the msi one is blowing air out of the case. Price is the same.


But........ the GECUBE one has got greater user reviews. I was gonna go for the msi, but this got me thinking. Are they exactly the same? If so, how come the gecube got better user reviews???

Any help would be most appreciated.

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December 15, 2006 5:03:24 PM

Or you could wait a month and see how the new DX10 cards compare to the 1950. The next gen will be a better investment
December 15, 2006 5:14:41 PM

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Or you could wait a month and see how the new DX10 cards compare to the 1950. The next gen will be a better investment


I wish I could, but I sold my 6800gs at a pretty good price and as of tomorrow I will be without a gfx to boot my pc. Also since I can't afford a 450$ gfx or vista and the fact that we won't see any DX10 games until summer, I'll have to buy something!
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December 15, 2006 5:39:49 PM

I don't think it really makes a difference.
December 15, 2006 5:43:21 PM

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If you live in the US, you could get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Otherwise the MSI is fine. The cooler is pretty good.


I don't! I live in greece>europe and therefore my options are VERY limited.
Here the X1900GT is still in its old price and thus making it more expensive than the newer X1950PRO.
Also rebates are an alien word in the local retailers....sigh.....
December 15, 2006 5:59:54 PM

the MSI is a dual slot cooler so if space is an issue you wouldn't want that one, conversely since it is a dual slot cooler it should, in theory, cool the card better.
December 15, 2006 6:05:13 PM

I'd get the cheaper of the two.

8O
December 15, 2006 6:06:33 PM

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I don't think it really makes a difference.

yea.

Quality is same, probably cam from same factory, and performance is pretty much same also.

Go for the cheaper one.
December 15, 2006 6:13:22 PM

If both cards have the same stats (Clock speed on GPU and RAM), look at things like the warranty and what is bundled. I'm a big warranty fan. If one company offers a lifetime warranty, I'm going to go with them versus one that offers a 12 month even if the bundle is better. Because in the long run, who cares if your card came with a certain game since if it dies and you have to PAY for a replacement.
December 15, 2006 6:17:31 PM

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I'd get the cheaper of the two.

8O


MSI is cheaper by 4 euros!!! lol!!!

@IcY18: I have space in my case/mobo for a dual slot. The only other card that is connected is a Audigy sound card (yep the original). So I don't mind at all.


I gave the manufacturers links so more people (that know more than me) can confirm that they are identical except the cooling solution.
December 15, 2006 6:52:45 PM

Even though there are some replies saying it will be the same i think the cooling setup on the msi will be superior to that of the gecube one.

So it looks like you'll be getting the msi.
December 15, 2006 6:57:07 PM

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Calm down...geez.


Ok sorry about that. It came out the wrong way. I am calm, my typing wasn't.
December 15, 2006 7:02:30 PM

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Calm down...geez.


Ok sorry about that. It came out the wrong way. I am calm, my typing wasn't.

Cool. The MIS x1950pro gets my vote.
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December 15, 2006 7:42:03 PM

Get the MSI. Better cooler and less money.
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