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    Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    Hi looking for some advice,

    I currently have 2 x X1950 pro's (512mb) but have built a system for my brother with an 8800GTX that is rapid. Would it be worth me selling my X1950's and upgrading to a 8800GTX, they are currently going for about £210 on overclockers.co.uk! My specs are:

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    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    Yes, would be quite an upgrade.
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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    according to this it would be a good upgrade

    Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

    click multi gpu for dual card theoretical specs

    Not sure on the pricing for them but i would've thought the new g92 versions of the GTS might also be a candidate?
    Last edited by bigbloke; 15-01-2008 at 06:49 PM. Reason: added info

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    Without a doubt 8800gtx!
    Will cane the CF 1950pros
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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    I tried this recently; I had 2x 1950pro 256Mb cards, crssfired, in an Intel Badaxe mobo; great 3DMark 06 scores (8770 3d marks, default settings vs 5244 3d marks, single card) BUT in games, perfomance was poor; slower in Crysis, Jericho... mind thats at 1280x1024 res. Perhaps at higher res...? But I'd rather have a quick single card than 2x slower cards. Replaced em with an 8800GT 512mb card, gets 11394 3dmarks (stock clocks), gives the afore mentioned games a beating.
    1950pro - good card, if you're on a budget. 8800-series? Worth the wonga.
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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    why not get two 3850 pro 512 in SLI

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    I meant cross fire!
    Last edited by fraps; 20-01-2008 at 02:20 AM. Reason: error

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    If you can get a 8800GTX for for £210 then it's a bargin.

    otherwise the new 8800gts 512mb would be one to look at.

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    Or as Fraps says 2x 3850s (512MB) in Crossfire will be similar to a 8800 GTS 512MB and you could get the 3850s for £103 each from Aria.

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    Re: Crossfire X1950 Pro's or 8800GTX

    In this case I would say single card > 2 cards. Get the GTX or new GTS 512Mb.
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