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June 2, 2007 6:58:54 AM

I am looking at either a Sapphire x1950xt or a BFG 7950GT.
Which one of these card will be the best buy or would it be better just to save another $90 and get an EVGA 8800gts?

I plan on using it for gaming but I don't have any clue as to what games due to I have only played games that my 6200 will handle.

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a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2007 7:34:56 AM

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I am looking at either a Sapphire x1950xt or a BFG 7950GT.
Which one of these card will be the best buy or would it be better just to save another $90 and get an EVGA 8800gts?

I plan on using it for gaming but I don't have any clue as to what games due to I have only played games that my 6200 will handle.


whats your system specs including psu
June 2, 2007 8:26:55 AM

CPU: AMD 4200+ X2
Ram: OCZ 1gig (PC2 6200)
Mobo: ECS K8M890M - yes I know its horrible
PSU: Antec Neo HE 550watt

Oh and if you wondering i'm not using my current 6200 on this computer im using it on a old HP.
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June 2, 2007 9:01:50 AM

i would say that 8800gts would be much better and future proof. i would say that u get 640mb version because future games would require that. but the main use of more memory is when u have to play games on higher resolutions. at what resolutions do u play
June 2, 2007 9:25:53 AM

I only have a 17" monitor so I will most likely only use 1024 x 768 so the 320mb would be fine.
June 2, 2007 9:31:02 AM

but for now. how long will u keep it, any estimations
June 2, 2007 10:11:04 AM

I really couldn't say how long I will be using my 17" monitor. However, if I ever get enough money for a new monitor I would probably get one of these @ 1440 x 900.
June 2, 2007 10:18:26 AM

anyways, it will be better to get a 8800gts any version in your case then.
June 2, 2007 10:56:20 AM

The best bet you have right now is the 320mb 8800gts. It would run your present games at maximum with that low resolution I'm sure.
June 2, 2007 11:51:07 AM

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anyways, it will be better to get a 8800gts any version in your case then.


Totally agree. And get another giga of ram, it will help with new games.
June 2, 2007 12:24:38 PM

Yeah invest that with a DX10 card instead and it will go much longer with your system.
June 2, 2007 1:43:55 PM

Between those two cards, the X1950XT is better. Look here.

The 8800GTS 320MB is currently 90 bucks more than either card. And that's the cheapest one from Leadtek.

I am using the X1950XT on Neverwinter Nights 2 and play it on a 22" 1680x1050 screen. I can play the game with most of the eye-candy turned on.

If you are on a budget, the best thing for you to get is the X1950XT and an extra gig of ram which is cheaper than 1 8800GTS. Only get the 8800GTS if you already have VISTA. If not, than the 8800GTS will be pointless as you won't be able to run DX10 games with DX10 turned on anyway.
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2007 3:46:57 PM

This X1950XT and 8800GTS owner agrees with ya. The X1950XT is a fine card for $176 AR. The 320MB GTS is a better card, but at over 50% more money it's not as good bang for the buck.

Honestly for his low resolution, I say grab a X1900GT for $115 no rebates:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

That's a bargain for a card that will match or even beat the 7950GT in some games.
June 2, 2007 3:59:17 PM

I'd hit the vga charts and bring up the total frames rendered chart. Buy the best one you can afford.
June 2, 2007 9:42:49 PM

If I did end up getting the X1950XT what would be Sapphire's warrenty plan? I looked on their site and couldn't find any thing. Any one know?
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2007 11:03:57 PM

Look at the description under warranty on Newegg. Sapphire's warranty on that card is 2 years parts and labor. I think in the USA Sapphire contracted out their RMA procedure to an independent company. I have not had to try it. But it is first covered by Newegg's standard policy of 30 day refund and 1 year replacement. Newegg rocks that way as I have had them give me my full money back on a 10-11 month old card that was no longer in stock nor worth as much.
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