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Old 12-10-2006, 07:24 PM   #11
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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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Old 12-10-2006, 07:31 PM   #12
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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.
Yup. It's all down to how the architecture works.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:32 PM   #13
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lol - currently I have 17" Benq LCD which only supports 1280x1024 but I'm gettin this bad boy for christmas http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001226
So I'd like to try play in 1600x1200
but I'd probably still get the ATI just b/c I'm a big ATI fan
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:36 PM   #14
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Why not widescreen?

Yeah, the X1950 Pro should play 1600x1200 with high settings fine.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:56 PM   #15
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I checked out some WideScreens and i think some of the games look just weird on Widescreen - For movies It's very nice - but I don't like it during playing a game

That's just my opinion
i think that 20.1" will do fine
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Well most games now support widescreen. Some you can hack it so it'll play in the 16:9 format.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:19 PM   #17
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Plus, you see more with widescreen It might give you an advantage over some other monitors.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:56 PM   #18
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I think I will dual monitor once I get the new one
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Dual monitors don't play as nicely with games. Unless you like having a bar between the two screens.
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:21 PM   #20
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no - I wasn't gunna use dual monitors for gaming - the new one for gaming and the old one for like desktop n such..
but we're jumping to a whole different topic here lol
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