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    HEXUS.reviews :: Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 256MiB

    The Radeon X1950 Pro, then, nudges the present midrange graphics-card balance in favour of ATI. NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GS still remains a decent performer and offers value for money, yet, we feel, the X1950 Pro does it just a touch better.
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7016
    Last edited by Tarinder; 17-10-2006 at 11:44 AM.

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    *wants*

    Any word on the Zalman/Ultimate version of the card from Sapphire?

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    We're waiting to hear from Sapphire regarding those. As soon as we know, so will you

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    Now THAT is Crossfire done right.. external dongle stuff is getting a little old..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    We're waiting to hear from Sapphire regarding those. As soon as we know, so will you
    Rumour has it friday could be a good day to hear things

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    One thing you didnt seem to mention in the article (altho its assumed), do you need master/slave cards with these ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Article
    Perhaps the greatest feature integrated into X1950 Pro is internal CrossFire, which, finally, removes the need to purchase a specific master card and attachment via an external dongle, through DVI, for the most-efficient multi-GPU fun. ATI has integrated the compositing engine required for CrossFire on to the RV570 GPU itself, and two regular RV570s can be coupled together via a couple of SLI-like bridges for inter-card communication. Driver software then configures one card as master and the other, as you probably have guessed, as the slave.
    It's amazing it took ATI how long to do a little market research and realize the obvious!

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    Well, that'll teach me to read the article twice, and stop drooling at pictures.

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    Were these tests done on crossfire with two cards? or with 1? I can only afford 1 card (125 each), will only 1 be crap? Or will it be good for most current games until I can afford another one and make use of the crossfire capabilities? Thanks.

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    Ok, so its software crossfire, but does it mean you still need a crossfire motherboard or can you use a SLI one?

    Hmm.. two x1900xtx's

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    No, it's still hardware crossfire, the inter-GPU signal is just routed internally instead of externally. You still need a crossfire mobo though.

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