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help with vid cards :O
Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:31 pm
hey guys i need a video card upgrade and im getting ati 100% so i need to decide what to get. I could get either a x1950pro or x1950xt when the dx10s are released or get a mid range dx10 when it comes out?? (if i were to get the dx9 i would upgrade next jan)(budget=250-400)
thanks for any help you can give
Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:33 pm
Are DX10 cards not yet released where you live?
If they are, I'd recommend an 8800GTS which can be found for pretty affordable prices. Of course, if you can find a cheap X1950XT, go for it. Also, it's not really worth getting the X1950pro these days since the X1950GT is just a downclocked version of it. If you OC the GT a little, it'll perform exactly the same as its bigger brother for about 50 bucks less.
Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:41 pm
oh no i meant ati dx10 but i have crossfiremobo so i dont want to get nvid
what about the x1900xt?
prices=209 for x1950gt and 280for x1950xt and im not sure about price for x1900xt (CAD)
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:37 am
mmh, if you can wait, I would suggest wait till the dx10 card is released (should be out in a couple of month). If you are looking for a card now, I guess 1950xt would be the choice.
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:21 am
Sorry bout the ATI not nVidia part (dunno what happened with my reading skills). Yeah, if you can get a good deal on that X1950XT, that would be preferable. If you can find the X1900XT around 230, that would be a decent deal too. X1950GT really should be below 200.
I would just find some cheapish card to hold me over until R600 hits.
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:56 am
I would go with the X1950Pro. On newegg it is $170, $150 after rebate.
X1950GT is $150, $140 after rebate. When the price difference is this low might as well go for the X1950Pro.
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:00 am
but arent the dx10s being released march 14-15?? and if so wouldnt a mid range dx10 for the same price as a x1950pro offer much more performance?
btw im talking in canadian dollars:)
and if i get it from newegg its going to+ border tariffs +more expensive shipping i can just walk to a store near my house that offers fairly good deals
okay here are my choices XD
x1950GT for 209
x1950pro for 239
or x1950xt for 279 (all in cad)(and there was a recent 30$drop in x1950xt would there be more anytime soon??)
i can afford either of them but its a matter of having the money left over to be able to buy a decent dx10 card some time in q4(in other words which card would hold me over best? i read somewhere that a x1950xt has a large performance advantage over the x1950pro)so kill the x1950gt would it be better to shell out the extra 40bucks for a x1950xt?or will i be just fine with the x1950pro til q4 or q1 08( i play games like supreme commander cod2 oblivion ect)
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:07 am
Newegg doesn't ship outside the states anyways. I've seen two reviews of the X1950GT and they showed conflicting information.
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:11 am
x1950pro for 239 or x1950xt for 279 to hold me over til Q4 :D
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:15 pm
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:17 pm
heh no 1 was answering
but im using vista right now so i guess i should get the x2900GTO around the end of march
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:32 pm
March? The R6xx cards are delayed until, at the latest, the end of May.
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:33 pm
really wernt they coming out like march 15....then lol what do i do?? stick with the x1950xt til next jan or buy mid-high range dx10 in may... but by next jan i would have to upgrade my mobo and proc)e6300and p5wdh heh id basically need like 1grand+ saved up by jan to do comp upgrade
ya i think ill get x1950xt til Q1 08
thanks for your help everyone