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    HEXUS.reviews :: GeCube TEC-cooled X1950 Pro 512MiB

    GeCube slaps a TEC on an X1950 Pro and begs you overclock it. Is it any good?

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    • lost eden's system
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    I knew straight away that the cooler wouldn't be any good if it didn't have a dedicated power feed for the peltier element - a 20W peltier is virtually useless for improving cooling performance of a moder graphics chip. A 68W or even a 137W unit with a separate power supply would have made a difference.

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    Seems kinda half assed to me. A very low end Peltier on a what is now a midrange card. For not much more you can get a 8800GTS 320MB which will leave this card in the dust no matter how much cooling and clocking it has.

    It's not even 10fps faster than a bog standard 256meg X1950pro which is £50 less, and doesn't need a 3 slot cooler.

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    Before I even read up to the benchmark page, I already thought this is crappy idea of putting TEC cooler on a mid range card. For not much more money, one can buy Geforce GTS 8800 and could probably get double of the performance.

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    Well looks and ownage factor seems to score high. But for £20 odd more i would rather have a 320MB 8800GTS

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    Would of been nice to see a standard 521mb 1950pro card in the test line up as well. Is the extra memory worth the money? (512 instead of 256) for dual screen system (only single screen for games, 2nd screen for ts etc.)

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