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Old 06-20-2007, 07:30 PM   #1
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Which one of these is better for WoW.. the X1950PRO with more memory or X1950XT with a way faster core and memory speed but only is runnign 256 mb..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102067
Memory Clock 1800MHz
Core Clock 625Mhz
256MB memory

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102075
Memory Clock 1400Mhz
Core Clock 580Mhz
512MB memory


Kind of a headache trying to figure out which would perform better..

Will be running WoW and maybe some other future games like Starcraft 2 and huxley
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which is better?

the pro is better even if it was the 256mb ram
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which is better?

What resolution do you play at? Generally, more memory is favored with higher resolutions (1600x1200 or higher), with anti-aliasing, and other eye-candy effects. I think I've heard somewhere that upcoming games, such as Crysis, are going to benefit from the extra memory as well, but I don't know about Starcraft 2.

Amount of memory aside, the XT is the better card. I say if you're gaming at 1280x1024 or less, especially without anti-aliasing, the XT would be the better choice for you.
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Default Re: Which is better?

Screen rez will be 1600x1200... but its still a tough one...
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #5
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get a nvidia gpu
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Which is better?

XT. Much higher clock speed will benefit you more than the extra memory, especially for those games where it's not going to be amazing graphics.

On the other hand, why not get a DirectX 10 card?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:32 PM   #7
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Default Re: Which is better?

wont be gaming much after WoW and just MAYBE will get SC2 just maybe... so i dont need the Dx10
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y not get a 8600 nvidia for that price
is just as powerfull on dirxt x 9
and a lot more on 10
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the XT is better. more shaders, faster rendering.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:31 AM   #10
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y not get a 8600 nvidia for that price
is just as powerfull on dirxt x 9
and a lot more on 10
the XT has more technology under its hood with a better core clock
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