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Query on x1900xt-x

Soldato
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Just acquired one of these from a mate for a build I am doing.
Are these just as fast when overclocked as the x1950xt-x over the 1950 having poor memory latencies. Read something about that ages ago.

How does the x1900xt-x rate speed wise compared to the popular 512meg x1950 pro's ?

Also - I was thinking of putting either a zalman or accelro x2 on this. Which is better. Have read good reviews of both. Concerned the accelero might not allow me to close the sidepanel on a lian li pc7 which I think has a sidefan.

thanks
 
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The x1900xtx is faster than the x1950pro no matter what memory the pro has.

As for an aftermarket cooler get the Thermalright HR-03, it's better than either of the two you listed.
 
Soldato
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Just realised the 1900xt-x I have is the his one with the arctic style cooler.
Just ran 3dmark and no fan clicking either. Got it from a mate who has not used it since they came out really :)
 
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MeddlE said:
The x1900xtx is faster than the x1950pro no matter what memory the pro has.

As for an aftermarket cooler get the Thermalright HR-03, it's better than either of the two you listed.

Yep, the Pro only has 36 pixel shaders against the x1900/1950XT(X) which has 48 pixel shaders so it definately has more processing power in addition to the higher core/mem clock speed.
 
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The x1900 XTX's are just as fast anyway without being overclocked, the x1950 XTX is only about 2-3fps faster as its the same card, its just an x1900 with a new cooler, a '+' sign added to the name of the core (x1900 is 580, x1950's are 580+, and it has GDDR4, ATi only banged GDRR4 memory on the x1900 then called it x1950 just so they could say we got the first GDDR4 card out, and they charged more for them to the cheeky gets, but everyone knew this and so was buying up the cheaper x1900's instead. :D
 
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