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Sapphire X1950 Pro Dual

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. W1zzard

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    I was laughing at how much the 8800GTX got owned in X3.

    Anywhooo, this looks like a pretty decent card, almost emulates real CF performance.

    Not worth buying at this point in time though, with R600 drawing ever so close.
     
  3. DaMulta

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    That card is is a giant!!!

    You can do Super AA with this one card right?
     
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    Thanks for the review W1zz. Ive been waiting to see this. Not a bad price for a crossfire setup. Quad Crossfire is what whets my appetite. The 8800GTX didnt get pwned that much in X3 and lets remember, this is a dual GPU whereas that one is a single gpu. the 8800 Sparred well, though I was surprised to see some of the benches besting it like the x1900xtx and x1950xtx and even the 7900GTX
     
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    will ati tool ever be able to overclock this card
     
  6. Tatty_One

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    Seems very GX2ish to me although no doubts a very powerful card but is anyone really goiing to pay that kind of money for a DX9 solution today?
     
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    interesting. i was surprised to see that it wasnt the best card in every test...

    i wounder how many amps that beast needs...

    chris
     
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    this should of been released a long time ago, but at least if gave sapphire (best ATI cards) something to do untill R600 is out

    yes seeing how many amps will be interesting coz thats wat its all bout these days

    i traded my

    Thermaltalke 560watt 22a on 12V rail which i paid like $150 for a
    Generic $30 500watt 30a on 12V rail

    would u of done the same ?
     
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    Yes I know, I thought that, even the 7900GTX beat it in a couple although generally at lower res.
     
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    I did, check my specs, I just added an SLi ready drive bay PSU for my 2 8600GTS's in June. The 2 combined were still a fair bit cheaper than a good quality 700+W PSU.
     
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    Did I miss it or is there no temps posted? I just skimmed the article and didn't see any.
    I really doubt it will be a mass production part, just like the dual x1600s. To little to late and I'm sure sapphire knows it. The highend DX9 market is at and end.
     
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    *Keeps laughing at the fact that 8800 got its assed whooped by old technology in X3*

    Hahahaha my X1950PRO is faster than the 8800GTX!!! Honestly though wtf? I think the only time where the 8800GTX completely destroyed its competition was in the Nvidia optimized games...

    EDIT: Lol this card would fit perfectly in my system..
     
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    That is one beast of a card. Seriously, there is no point in spending more than $100 on a DX9 card at this point, IMO. Just buy something to hold you over until the whole DX10 generation is in full swing.
     
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    Well.
    At lease it is ONE card and not TWO cards in one slot:p
     
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    Wow when i saw that size comparison.... I'm hoping there will never be anything as big as that from here on since we are heading for multi gpu in next gen from what I've read.
     
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    Oh I don't know. Seems like a good time to get a bargain performer. OK so it won't be DX10 compatible but actually I'd prefer a X1950pro to an 8500GT which are going to be about the same price in the UK
     
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    Why? It's a DX10 card, the 7950GX2 beats it in a couple of benches, nothing new there, bang enuff GPU's together and eventually you may even see a 1950Pro actually perform :D
     
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    But only until R600 comes out in a short while then the 8600's and 8500's will drop BIG I would guess.
     
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    I know this topic is way old but id like to see a revisit of this board with the latest drivers
     
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    That could be interesting given the card's specs....
     
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    This is the precursor to the 3870X2, 4800X2 and 5970. Id say it be pretty kick ass.
     
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    i bet it'd definitely blow away the 7950GX2 in todays games. ATI's 4:1 ratio of Pixel:vertex pipelines favors all the new games compared to nviida's 1:1 ratio. Would be interesting, but um would newer drivers really do anything? i'm sure support was dropped a long time ago since only sapphire made the card.
     
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    the card is somewhat like the newer boards, so id say it be a worth a shot Id they had a AGP variant of this i would of grabbed it
     
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    Since it would be incredibly hard to find either card for a decent price in the market today, it might just be easier and cheaper to compre two x1950 Pro in crossfire with two 7950GTs in SLi...

    Unless of course W1zard still has both cards laying around. If thats the case I'll gladdly take them off his hands and do the follow up review for TPU. I think it would be an interesting article also, see how older cards perform with newer games.
     
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    In any case the monster card would probably struggle to compete with the lowliest HD4850.
     

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