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Toxic sapphire x1950 xtx

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    $40? Yea, presonally I'd go for it. Someone on here got one recently for I think next to nothing and it was in really bad condition.
    If I had $40 I'd get it just to have it :p If you get bored, you can always see what else you can do with the cooler.
     
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    thats what I was thinking, cheap enough to play around with and if I brick it its not a huge loss
     
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    Well it's gonna be about like an HD 3850 in terms of raw power, but be inferior in almost all modern games, run hot, and take tons of power. I got one for my friend a day and an age ago. Kinda kitchy, but ultimately, you can get a freakin 8800GTX/9800GTX/HD4850 off ebay for the same money, or an HD 3850 for half that, the former will smash face in absolutely everything, the latter will smash face in anything newer over the x1950xtx.

    Not worth it at all IMO, though I must admit the 8800 Ultra tickles my fancy, probably because the word Ultra is awesome. Please make more absurdly priced ULTRA cards nvidia :\
     
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    ^^ A working Ultra Leviathan would be nice at a cheap price.
    But cheap second-hand for one of those in working order would still be real expensive.

    I have a habit of collecting cards too.
    Just got a HD4670 512mb for nothing.

    Great little crad for something which doesn't need a 6-Pin.
    Can play DIRT 2 on high settings at 1440x900
     
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    Just got back, snagged it for 30 bucks but I had to buy the coffee


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    Very cool score.
     
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    Nice card. You will be limited to DirectX 9, although it does have SM3.0 so you do have the full DX9 feature set.

    You will need to use the 10.2 legacy drivers as those are the latest AMD drivers that support their pre-DX10 cards.
     
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    going to play with it later and see how it scores
     
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    hrm...ive got an x1800xt with an aftermarket zalman cooler on it...i didnt really think people still collected these things...
     
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    That sure is a nice cooler. I think that a similar 3rd party product would run for about the same, plus you've got a nice card over it.
     
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    Very cool man! I love that cooler design. It's really neat. I'd like to see some all in one water/TEC cooled graphics cards in the future.

    I like to collect old nvidia cards, so I understand why you wanted to get this. Old hardware is really fun...
     
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    it was an interesting find for sure, and thats what I like..everyone seen a 8800GTS but not many have seen this.
    I going to test it tonight and run a few benches and see how she clocks.
     
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    I had an x1950pro which was my top card when I got it years ago. It eventually made its way down to the kids rig, and I only just the other day retired it out of there as the capacitor whine was getting to be too much.

    Loved the x1950pro in its day, it was bad ass. How much better was the xtx than the pro? Like 5870 to 5770 approximately or what?
     
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    I wonder what it's power consumption is comparable to in modern AMD cards.

    iirc the X1950 series were supposed took some juice to run at the level they did.

    I have a X1950pro AGP 512mb which requires 2 4-pin molex connections, I once connected a HDD and a fan to one of the 4 pin connections the card was getting it's power from and the card causing red square artifacts due to lack of power.
     
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    well I didnt get a chance to test.
    my wife got hit in the head with a baseball and we got to spend the afternoon at teh hospital
    Taking the card to work and maybe I can find a free moment to run a few benches
     
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    What a legendary card! First ever DDR4! Came a bit too late to the market and costed too much, but was still faster than the piece of shit 8800GTS 320 Mb version in many many games.

    Was sad to see how it got crushed by the 8800GTX, but it was even sadder to see HD2900XT later...


    I wish your wife quick recovery!
     
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    I remember reading that this particular toxic cooler struggled to tame the heat of the 1950xtx

    I think many users managed to attach the same cooler to other cards when they got bored, but i cant remember which ones they tried for the life of me. Possible one 4850.

    One of the main complaints i heard was that it had a fairly weak pump
     
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    I have little doubt the pump is weak iirc it's all Thermaltake cooling..that should say it all.

    I have pex adapters to take the 1/4" to 1/2" so I can add it too my loop buy the block looks aluminum to me.. must do more homework before I try that out.
     
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    I had a pair of those. I had fun playing with them. If nothing else they looked kewl in the case. :laugh:

    Here is where I had them up for sale. Here is what I got for scores with the E6750 CPU I had. I believe it was clocked to 3.6
    • 3DMark06 11865
    • 3DMark05 19476
    • 3DMark03 35816
     

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