Re: Deciding between these 2 cards
Originally Posted by Luke2
Wow - so it looks like X1950PRO
Just one more thing - could any1 plz explain to me why and how is the X1950PRO better performance-wise when the 7900GS got 600/1600 with 20pipelines and the X1950PRO is 620/1480 with 12pipelines
or is there anything else to it ? is it the chip ?
Just really curious
The X1950PRO has 3 pixel processors per pipe, so that's really effectively 36. And having a higher core clock with more pixel processors is definitely a good thing. And you shouldn't worry about the memory clock too much, but the difference will help out in eye-candy effects and for high resolutions in the favor of the 7900GS. I'd say go with the X1950PRO though, especially if you're running 1280x1024. Tests have pretty much proven it to be a better card for almost anything.
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