ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB Video Card Review

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ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB Video Card Review

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:13 am

ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews

When ATI launched their X1950 XTX graphics card a couple weeks ago they also announced several other cards at lower price points with one of them being the Radeon X1900 XT 256MB. The Radeon X1900 XT 256MB graphics card is identical to the Radeon X1900 XT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, but cost less. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking in our article on the X1900XT.

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The performance difference between the 512MB card and 256MB card are very small and represents a terrific compromise of price over performance. The X1900 line packs a very potent punch that gamers can rely on to give them a great experience and the X1900XT 256MB doesn't change that one bit. In fact we saw more than a few times where the 256MB card still had enough punch to K.O. the 7900 GTX.
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:50 am

Very nice, still slightly too higher power consumption at load for my liking, although the idle is looking superb.

Do we have a rough idea of how this performs against the superclocked 7900GS?

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:19 am

the XFX Extreme 7900GS was included in the benchmarks... I'm not sure what you mean by superclocked. We aren't going to include overclocked numbers in our reviews as that will get messy and overclocks are different for every card, so we stick to the rated clock speeds. You can look back at the 7900GS article and see the overclocked benchmark results and compare them on your own if you want.

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Post by Bwall » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:29 am

I actually was looking at this when I did the overclocked charts for the 1900. The 7900 GS overclocked was still a few FPS behind the X1900 256 running default clocks.
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Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:19 pm

Yeah i just meant the awesome overclock on the 7900GS and was too lasy to compare it myself :P (Can understand how messy overclocked results would get)

Thanks Brian, a few fps behind is ok in my books, i.e. not worth spending extra to upgrade to a x1900xt.

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Post by Cannyone » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:32 am

Well, with the way the prices have dropped, I decided to upgrade my X1800XTs. For my primary rig I decided to splurge and get a Sapphire X1900XTX, which after rebates is going for $315 with shipping included. For my secondary system I'm getting one of these, for a combined price of $245. 8)

I also have a couple of "needy" friends who will give me about $150 each for my old X1800XTs. :)

Part of my justification is that I'm hoping ATI will continue development of software that will allow us to use "older" video cards as a physics processor. Of course if the R600, or whatever will be DX10 compliant, is going to require 250W just for the video card :shock: then I may not be able to go that route until late next year (read: P/S, and Case upgrade in addition to video card and OS... :| ).

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