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    ATI X1950 and CF reviews

    http://www.hothardware.com/viewartic...leid=861&cid=1

    [H] - ATI Radeon X1950 XTX / CrossFire Evaluation
    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

    Hexus - ATI Radeon X1950 XTX 512MiB
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6538

    techPowerUp - ATI Radeon X1950 XTX
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ATI/X1950XTX

    MADSHRIMPS - Powercolor ATI X1950XTX 512Mb Video Card Review
    http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=482

    Legit Reviews - The ATI Radeon X1950XTX Video Card Review (Thanks Wicked)
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/378/1/

    The Inquirer - ATI's new DDR 4 X1950 XTX is a wunder kid
    http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33872

    FiringSquad - ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Performance Preview
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...x_performance/

    Very disapointing, the single card numbers are. I was expecting a bigger increase. Now i don't know what to do, lol.
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    Yeah, but it's not a FPS and there the games that tend to need higher frame rates. Wait and see, im sure, some will pop up.

    At least the cooler is quite, and cools better.

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    well its not all that bad given its listed price.. I'm sure prices will settle somewhere cheaper just barring the price tags of 7900GTX..

    I guess its G81 or R620 for me..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Apparently the 1950 Cross-Fire master card is priced the same as the ordinary one, which makes you wonder why they bothered making 2 versions at all, since that just adds to administrative costs for all involved. If the prices quoted actually happen then it's a very attractive card. (I have to wonder how much they're cutting into their margin to price their leading card at £299, though it's a welcome sight.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleski
    Apparently the 1950 Cross-Fire master card is priced the same as the ordinary one, which makes you wonder why they bothered making 2 versions at all, since that just adds to administrative costs for all involved. If the prices quoted actually happen then it's a very attractive card. (I have to wonder how much they're cutting into their margin to price their leading card at £299, though it's a welcome sight.)
    299+ VAT, which is a tad over 350.

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    Really shows that the r580 is starved for memory bandwith

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleski
    Apparently the 1950 Cross-Fire master card is priced the same as the ordinary one, which makes you wonder why they bothered making 2 versions at all, since that just adds to administrative costs for all involved. If the prices quoted actually happen then it's a very attractive card. (I have to wonder how much they're cutting into their margin to price their leading card at £299, though it's a welcome sight.)
    If they work the same as the X1900's do, then the Crossfire card has the compositing chip on to put the picture together. They haven't made 2 versions just to charge more for one

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    Quote Originally Posted by OV3RCLOCK3R
    Really shows that the r580 is starved for memory bandwith
    Erm how do you work that out? It's hardly faster at all? So it's not starved of bandwith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbySoup
    If they work the same as the X1900's do, then the Crossfire card has the compositing chip on to put the picture together. They haven't made 2 versions just to charge more for one
    The original rationale for having a 'Crossfire Edition' card was that you'd save money by not having to buy the compositing chip if you didn't need it and the 1900 Crossfire edition cards cost a bit more. But now that both cards cost the same ( and you can use 2 CE cards together if you want), there's no point buying the ordinary version. Without the price differentiation there's no point having the ordinary version of the card at all.

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    Disappointing to say the least. Most benchmarks show only a couple of FPS increase.

    You would have to be mad to buy one of these now. Especially with R600 and G80 along with DX10 just round the corner.

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