Okay-- here is my HIS X1950pro AGP experience-
Ordered from Newegg Rev 1 card in Feb- rec'd it and for about a week it seemed fine. I had some game crashes, but since I was OC'ing- I didn't think much of it. This card was 620/whatever mem speed.
I got an RMA from HIS directly- they just sent me my replacement Rev 2 X1950pro AGP yesterday. So far- NOT A SINGLE CRASH. This card is factory clocked a bit slower- at 590 GPu- BUT after reading a review on Fudzilla ( http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...=960&Itemid=40
) where they are able to OC this rev 2 card to 641/837??!! I decided to put this card to the test-
Running my 3.4 P4 EE at 3570- and running this card at 630/810(1620)- I am so far able to get this to run ati tool's benchmark and 3dmark03 with no crashes so far! stock this card gets 15069 3dmarks in '03- bumping it up to 630/810, I am getting 15545 marks. So far- this Rev 2 card is a HUGE improvement over the Rev 1 card. ( I am not happy that it took 28 days after they rec'd the bad card to send the replacement, but it was worth it ).
HIS x1950pro IceQ turbo Rev 2 256 MB