Well.. at least the shrouds lifted.. X1950XTX isnt the super power house it was forcasted to be..
VR and HWZ's review is indeed rigged..
Me want Ultrabook
It's about where we'd expect, isn't it? A bit faster than the X1900XTX but not stunningly so. Looking at those resolutions as well, they're very solid scores.
Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be with the GX2 on those boards?
Yea, perhaps rigged is indeed a painful description.. but its certainly errorneous to a certain degree. Early benchies showed the XTX single card was about 15-20% faster than the GX2 in almost all games they tested, like FEAR, Prey etc.Originally Posted by Steve
Well, if you guys have time, might want to corroborate some of their results?
Me want Ultrabook
good to see the proper metal rule still gets an airing
Last edited by Bob Crabtree; 23-08-2006 at 01:09 PM.
Originally Posted by Knoxville
Well at the risk of sounding like an ATI fan (own nvidia and always have but happy to switch), I don't know why everyone was so surprised at the 7950 GX2 low results - they're only mildly lower than I might expect, if that. Firstly, many people talk like they're 2 7900GTX cores but they're not - they're down clocked. Secondly, they are in SLI which reduced efficiencies massively in many games and Thirdly, they don't necessarily scale well to the types of resolution/AA/AF used. Impressive stuff from ATI and certainly attractive to me to upgrade a can't-hack-it-anymore 6600GT...
Seem's like a great alternative to the GX2, in single card mode anyway, it can pretty much match it in most test's and without the compatability and heat woes of the nvidia card.
The question now is whether to drop £300 in a new card so soon before DX10 and vista.
i dont mean to sound anti ATI or anything but as was said in the review £299 may be an optimistic price for the new card wouldnt it have been a good idea to look at 2 GX2's to give a complete picture as £320+ (316 was the cheapest i saw on a quick browse) isnt a completely wild difference in price? i'm still quite new to all this so apologies if i've missed something. it just seems that anyone who has enough money to spend some 600 pounds on a couple of cards may not notice that much of a difference in wallet weight... just a thought
ah, i see. my mistake. maby an idea if future support develops.
Currently the X1950 biggest selling point is the GX2's problems. You can run the GX with hacked drivers, but no-one wants to drop £600-700 on hardware fot not to run perfect.
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