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fx5950ultra vs radeon x1950 pro

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May 7, 2007 10:00:20 AM

Hi all, new here, am just having a new pc built from an insurance company as a replacement for a stolen machine and they have offered me a x1950 pro card 256mb pci express as a replacement for my previous geforce fx1950ultra AGPx8. 256mb

my question is will i see a big difference in speed with this new card or is it a worse card than my previous card? The machine specs are the same as before. P4640 3.2ghz socket 775, 1gb 533 ram, 500w PSU,160gb HD,

any advise on if i should accept this card would be of great help
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May 7, 2007 10:32:45 AM

no? not taking piss, to be honest when i built the machine a while back the 5950 ultra was one of the fstest on the market but since then i have not had aby reason to keep up to date with the current graphics card progress, i realise that PCIe is faster than AGP but the first card the insurance offered was a 7300SE and this was actually slower than my previous 5950ultra.. :evil:  so i complained to them and they have now offered me the x1950 pro so thought id get some users opinion. seems the difference is more than just a little then? as a note i could run HL2 on my old machine at full resolution and settings (except AA) and still return over 50 Fps. so was hoping for similar results from the x1950 pro. :?:

sorry for seeming dumb. :lol: 
May 7, 2007 10:56:12 AM

I just bought a x1950 pro. Brilliant card. It is the the lower end of ATI highend cards

Your old 5950ultra is like a 6600GT. A 6600GT when is was released was a midrange card. 6600GT is much better btw

Go the x1950 pro. I am playing all my games @ 1680x1050 with all the graphices turned up high.

I get insane FPS in the Counter Strike: Source stress test, 150fps @ 1680x1050 with HDR and full AA.
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May 7, 2007 11:07:13 AM

ummm...hell yeah you'll see a big difference. :) 
May 7, 2007 11:40:39 AM

What system are you running?

YEAH, 1000 posts for me 8)
May 7, 2007 11:54:48 AM

The difference would be like going from a Fiat to a Ferrari.
May 7, 2007 12:11:30 PM

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The difference would be like going from a Fiat to a Ferrari.
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
May 7, 2007 12:25:43 PM

considering FIAT is a consortium, we may say that Ferrari is part of FIAT. There is a small nuance here - very small I admit.
Back to topic: the Ati has the 5950 for lunch - as in roughly 4 times faster.
May 7, 2007 12:32:07 PM

cheers guys for the views, sounds like a good deal anyhow so feel better now than when i received there first offer.
note... the FIAT barchetta is faster than many older ferraris! :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
May 7, 2007 12:36:49 PM

Go with the X1950. It will be like when you upgraded from dial-up to high speed internet.
May 7, 2007 1:42:58 PM

Everyone has to take everything so seriously!

Here's a better version:

It's like going from a Lada to an Ultima.
May 7, 2007 9:35:15 PM

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The difference would be like going from a Fiat to a Ferrari.


Edited. :oops: 
May 7, 2007 9:43:20 PM

the difference is quite obvious, it will be like having a silicon oscillator with only 1 transistor as your processor then going to a C2Q..
May 8, 2007 12:17:54 PM

It will be like going from nvidia to ATI.

(sorry, couldn't resist). :lol: 
May 8, 2007 12:53:42 PM

Quote:
It will be like going from nvidia to ATI.

(sorry, couldn't resist). :lol: 
What ATI card should I upgrade to? :wink:
May 8, 2007 1:12:58 PM

I was j-o-k-i-n-g. Ugh.
a b U Graphics card
May 8, 2007 5:26:31 PM

Quote:

What ATI card should I upgrade to? :wink:


Ask me in 6 days. :twisted:
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