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X1950 - GT, XT or PRO?

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November 26, 2007 3:30:43 PM

Ok some guys on here helped me abit with reguards to a graphics card, the said to get a x1950 but i dont know which one. Which is the Best one to get, i need it to be able to play COD4 at a good fram rate. I have an AMD 4000+ 2.6 and 1 gb of ram if that helps.

Your help would be most appreciated. :)  thank you.

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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 26, 2007 3:35:01 PM

X1950XT>X1950PRO > X1950GT
November 26, 2007 3:42:46 PM

you my friend, have summed that up nicely. Cheers m8 :) 
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November 26, 2007 3:51:28 PM

XTX
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 27, 2007 12:22:19 PM

relisys said:
you my friend, have summed that up nicely. Cheers m8 :) 


Glad i could help u mate :) 
November 27, 2007 1:07:04 PM

One other card you might want to consider is a 7950. In tests it is only slightly less powerful than the 1950 XT. I was shopping for a video card just recently and was originally only considering the 1950 Pro or the 1950 XT. But I ran across a 7950 on clearance, checked Tom's VGA charts, bought it and I've got no complaints. It was the best bang for the buck.

a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2007 10:26:06 PM

AGP or PCI-e? If it's PCI-e, then look at the HD3850 or HD3870 instead. The 3850 beats the X1950XTX and trashes the 7950GT. Not bad for a $179 card.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3151&p=9

If it's AGP, the X1950XT isn't worth the $230 IMO. It's overpriced, and has got slower ram than the PCI-e versions. In AGP, the X1950 pro or HD2600XT get my vote instead.
a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2007 11:57:20 PM

bang for buck get pro unless the xt is a good price
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2007 12:00:22 AM

bang for buck get pro unless the xt is a good price
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2007 12:13:56 AM

Why are you interested in a last generation video card?

I have a X1950GT.

If I was going to buy a card today it would be an ATI HD3850. You can get it for $179 on newegg.com and it should easily beat out a x1950XT, runs cooler and uses a lot less power.
November 30, 2007 12:26:02 AM

Why not nab a ATI 3850? I agree with rwayne. With the 3850 at 179.99...Kind of makes it hard to recommend a x1950 pro anymore. They overclock well too. Personally, I won't be recommending the x1950 pro unless the price drops even more. ATM...the 3850 is ideal...I would even recommend others to save up a little extra cash and nab it instead. Definitely the best bang per buck card atm.
November 30, 2007 12:29:26 AM

HD3850 or HD 3870 for sure.. I got HIS X1950PRO and wish I could have waited three months to grab a 3850
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 30, 2007 9:29:39 AM

yeah HD 3850 is a very good card for $
November 30, 2007 3:51:11 PM

ITS 160.00 WITH 6 DOLLAR SHIPPING AT BEST BUY RIGHT NOW .
bUT SOLD OUT ONLINE. SO IF YOU CAN FIND IN THE STORE, ITS $160.00
pER BENS BARGAINS
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2007 10:08:28 PM

$160 is a Helluva Deal. I read an article on fudzilla.com last week that said the price of the HD3850 was going to drop in the next week or two. At the time I guessed it would drop to $159.99 (a $20 drop). It appears that may be happening now.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2007 1:46:41 AM

Yup. I was right.

Here it is: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35073/118/


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