Sapphire X1950XT 512mb OR Asus X1950XTX 256mb?

mataus

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Hi

Having had issues with a 8800GTS 640mb, which i have returned, im going back to ATI.

Both of these cards are roughly the same price, just wondering which is best to go for.

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Mataus
 

bumster

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I would get the 512MB version, I have the X1950pro 512MB myself and I am very pleased that it is faster than the other 256MB versions on average FPS. My previous card was a 256MB card and would pause more often when loading textures in the games. The pauses in those same games, such as F.E.A.R., are less frequent and a lot shorter now with the 512MB card. :D

Plus I imagine that future games will be able to take advantage of more video RAM.
 

mataus

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Although the x1950xtx has less memory, wasn't sure if there was much difference between the xt and the xtx gpu.


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Mataus
 

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Although the x1950xtx has less memory, wasn't sure if there was much difference between the xt and the xtx gpu.


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Mataus
Same core, different bin. XTX is typically higher binned cores and clocked at higher speeds. You should be able to overclock the XT to XTX speed anyway, and get the same performance for less money.

x1950XT :
core: 625MHz
memory: 900MHz GDDR3

x1950XTX:
core: 650MHz
memory: 1000MHz GDDR4

If you're gonna buy a fast card, you're gonna run high resolutions with AA and AF, which typically eats up more VRAM. Seeing as the cards have similar clock speeds, go with the 512MB XT.
 

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