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X1950XT really worth it?

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April 16, 2007 3:44:10 PM

is the X1950XT 256mb really worth it? i look at these forums and all i read about is problems. my budget is $200 and im not going to get vista for a while. Can any body give me some positive reviews on it? I play oblivion, FEAR, and medieval 2 total war.

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April 16, 2007 4:15:33 PM

yes, worth it. It can play any DX9 game well and there are no sub $200 8800 cards out.
Not bad since there are no DX10 games out yet.
By then, the 2nd gen DX10 cards will be out. So you can get a better/cheaper DX10 card at the end of the year/early next year.
April 16, 2007 4:30:25 PM

The 8600 and 8500's just came out. the 8600GTS beats a stock x1950pro by 500 points in 3dMark 06 although once you turn on AA and AF the memory bus bottlenecks. On a budget I would recommend the HIS x1950PRO Turbo edition wich is clocked at 620gpu and 1480mem. It can be had for under $200 bucks.
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April 16, 2007 4:36:44 PM

What are you upgrading from? It is a good card none the less.

Best,

3Ball
April 16, 2007 4:55:23 PM

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The 8600 and 8500's just came out. the 8600GTS beats a stock x1950pro by 500 points in 3dMark 06 although once you turn on AA and AF the memory bus bottlenecks. On a budget I would recommend the HIS x1950PRO Turbo edition wich is clocked at 620gpu and 1480mem. It can be had for under $200 bucks.

Where do you see a 8600 and 8500 for sale?
I found a X1950XT for $209.99 (yes, a tad over $200). It's a lot better than the X1950Pro.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 16, 2007 5:19:12 PM

Sounds logical Captain....
April 16, 2007 10:59:08 PM

my current set-up is

Amd athlon 1.6ghz
geforce 7600gt AGP
1 gig of ddr 266mhz ram

what im thinking about upgrading to in 1-2 months

AMD X2 5600
X1950XT 256 mb
2 gigs of 667mhz ddr2 ram

FEAR runs ok with medium on graphic and cpu minium i get 20-25 fps, medieval 2 doesnt run very well, even on minium everything. i have even tryed oblivion on it, i just played it on my friends Xbox. How do you think that upgrade would do in these games? any sugestions? I dont OC though.
April 16, 2007 11:35:11 PM

Yea you will see a big difference there, I say go for it. Just curious...do u plan to OC?

Best,

3Ball
April 16, 2007 11:44:22 PM

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The 8600 and 8500's just came out. the 8600GTS beats a stock x1950pro by 500 points in 3dMark 06


But is about equal to it or worse in actual games it looks like.

Just like the GF7900 series did better than the X1900 in 3Dmark, it doesn't translate into actual gaming power.

The GF7900GT/GTX/7950KO and the X1950XT are looking to offer far better performance for current games.

Driver updates may change that but considering that there isn't any of the usual pre-release games results, only Bungholiomarks, I don't expect much from them compared to the previous top end cards.
April 16, 2007 11:45:48 PM

nope no OCing for me thats why i chose the AMD X2 5600 and for its AM2 motherboard upgrade ability.
April 17, 2007 12:56:06 AM

According to THG it is one of the 'best buys for $'

See my sig... GPU is the limiting factor in games EASY.
I finished fear on 12x10 max EVERYTHING, that was on a 925D btw. Played perfik.

Oblivion 12x10... prob running 90% inc HDR, and ~90% the fps are never below ~25.

If u got cash to burn an 8800 will woop its arse, but an 8800 DOES cost a fair bit more, and new dx10 cards coming out soon will prob leave the 8800 behind in performance AND price, leaving u feeling pretty pi$$ed off.
April 17, 2007 1:04:01 AM

Quote:
The 8600 and 8500's just came out. the 8600GTS beats a stock x1950pro by 500 points in 3dMark 06


But is about equal to it or worse in actual games it looks like.

Just like the GF7900 series did better than the X1900 in 3Dmark, it doesn't translate into actual gaming power.

The GF7900GT/GTX/7950KO and the X1950XT are looking to offer far better performance for current games.

Driver updates may change that but considering that there isn't any of the usual pre-release games results, only Bungholiomarks, I don't expect much from them compared to the previous top end cards.
Where can I find ANY real info on the 8600 and 8500 ?
thanks!
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