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X1950 Pro Or 8600gt?


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:36 PM

I told my friend all the parts to make his own computer. It was successful, but he wants a graphics card now. I told him the 8600Gt coming out soon would be good for around 150$. He found an ATI x1950 pro though for around the same price. would this be better? This is the link to the card graphics . Thanks for reading this!
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 07:51 PM

Right now I prefer the ATI series, because of the cost, however these cards should drop in price when the next batch of Nvidia cards are released. One comment, I prefer to stick with the actual ATI Branded cards, not companies like EVGA or Sapphire.
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:27 PM

Right now I prefer the ATI series, because of the cost, however these cards should drop in price when the next batch of Nvidia cards are released. One comment, I prefer to stick with the actual ATI Branded cards, not companies like EVGA or Sapphire.


EVGA makes Nvidia card, it's also the best company for Nvidia cards.

So far, many of the benchmarks have shown the 8600GT to be a bit underwhelming. That being said, the 8600GT is just as good as the X1950pro if not better. And it's also DX10 compatible.

So I'd say just go with the 8600GT

Edited by Detox, 17 April 2007 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:57 AM

Sorry, I was thinking about another brand. How I could have made that mistake-- I have CRS some days.
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 01:51 AM

Much of the time the 8600GT couldn't touch the X1950Pro. In a few cases it was barely faster then the 7600GT. Its saving grace is that if performed better on newer games and was fast enough on most old games. Of course the DX10 support and kick-ass video processor also helps.
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