My current ati card is 850xt , will i notice a big improvement with a 1950pro???

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Inch High Private EYE

one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig ram ,
and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro , 1 gig ram ,
will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the 850xt , i've been
extremely happy with its performance , but i've also read , that the 850xt
still holds its own amongest some of the newer cards......
 
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FKS

Inch High Private EYE said:
one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig ram ,
and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro , 1 gig ram
, will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the 850xt , i've
been extremely happy with its performance , but i've also read , that the
850xt still holds its own amongest some of the newer cards......
I have an 850XT in my 2nd PC (P4 3.2GHz) and a 1900 GT in my main PC (C2D
2.13GHz). The X1900 GT is on par with the X1950 Pro. I do NOT notice a big
performance difference between the 2 when playing Sturmovik or Call of Duty
at 1680x1050 on both PCs.
 
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Inch High Private EYE

FKS said:
I have an 850XT in my 2nd PC (P4 3.2GHz) and a 1900 GT in my main PC (C2D
2.13GHz). The X1900 GT is on par with the X1950 Pro. I do NOT notice a big
performance difference between the 2 when playing Sturmovik or Call of
Duty at 1680x1050 on both PCs.
I wonder how has the 850xt , managed so well against the tide of time and
the wave of much newer cards? 850xt was a worthy investment....as it was
part of a 2nd user pc system i bought from a friend for not a lot of
money.....
 
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JT

Inch High Private EYE said:
one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig ram ,
and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro , 1 gig ram
, will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the 850xt , i've
been extremely happy with its performance , but i've also read , that the
850xt still holds its own amongest some of the newer cards......

I just went from an 800XL to a 1950pro and I'm able to play at higher
resolutions now and it seems to have less of a framerate hit turning on AA
an AF as well. This is from playing Prey and HL2. I was able to play Prey
at 1600x1200 with AA and AF on(not at highest levels) and it ran at 40 -
60fps with no drops below 30. The game looked fantastic as well. HL2 I can
play now with everything all the way up and it runs smooth as butter.
Oblivion I didn't notice as much of a difference, but I was able to turn up
the resolution, and increase some of the in game graphical options.

With the 850xt I'd have to say you would notice less of a difference than me
except at high res with AA and AF turned on. Also games with more shader
requirements would show a better framerate with the 1950 as well as it has
36 pixel shaders.

Make sure you have a nice power supply as these cards will show if you have
a weak one from my experience.
 
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Shoo

Inch said:
I wonder how has the 850xt , managed so well against the tide of time
and the wave of much newer cards? 850xt was a worthy investment....as
it was part of a 2nd user pc system i bought from a friend for not a
lot of money.....

The 1950 Pro is at the budget end of the 1950 series.
 
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Augustus

Inch High Private EYE said:
one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig ram ,
and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro , 1 gig ram
, will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the 850xt , i've
been extremely happy with its performance , but i've also read , that the
850xt still holds its own amongest some of the newer cards......

Unless you are playing at high res, with lots of eye candy options turned
on, there's not going to be a whole lot of noticable difference. It'll
benchmark better, but there won't be a huge "feel" to it.
 
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Andrew MacPherson

but there won't be a huge "feel" to it.

Yes, the only reason to upgrade (ok, apart from a killer dx10 games) is
to play at higher resolution and/or with more antialiasing.

I'm thinking about a similar upgrade, but only because I'm on AGP and
PCI-E has higher bandwidth for capturing in game footage smoothly with
Fraps. That's a pretty niche reason though... and perhaps the only one
which makes PCI-E earn its keep so far.

Andrew McP
 
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Frodo

The 850XT has 16 pipelines, the X1950 Pro has 12 pipelines.
I'm using an X800XL (16 pipelines) overclocked to 525GPU/600Mem (from
400/500)
and have been thinking about if I should upgrade to a X1950 Pro.
Might be best to wait for the X1950XT (16 pipelines) to drop in price.
 
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Frodo

Just found out that X1950 Pro will get a good improvement with CAT 7.2, when
7.2 is released.
 
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JamesH

I went from 9700 Pro to a X800XL (AGP) and then a X1600XT (PCIe), each one
was a step upwards in FPS, then I upgraded to the His 1950 CF Edition (same
as XTX) and my benchmarks doubled over the 1600. I have 16 pipelines in my
1950 and 512 meg of GDDR4 memory with 256 bus, default is 650/2000. The XTX
(GDDR4)holds an edge over the Pro 256 m (GDDR3), so if you can go the extra
bucks. I'm going to get me an XTX to go with my CF Edition, bitting at the
bit for Crossfire, which my P5W DH supports. Oh, and I went with the Zalman
VF900 fan/heatsink to get rid of the noisy stock cooler and was worth every
cent I spent. These beasts run HOT, all the way up to the 90Cs from 38C at
startup (57C as I type).
Love my card. Running ATI Tool 0.26 without problems with this card and no
CCC (removed it).

There, my two cents worth....
 
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ephedralover

one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig ram ,
and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro , 1 gig ram ,
will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the 850xt , i've been
extremely happy with its performance , but i've also read , that the 850xt
still holds its own amongest some of the newer cards......


On paper it's about a 20% increase in performance. In real life not
sure. Look for some reviews on both and compare some of the
benchmarks.
 
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mark johnson

Hi

I've got a X850XT and still very happy with it.
I wouldn't upgrade now because of the new batch of Directx 10 cards that
hopefully will be coming out soon, they will be needed for a few of the next
gen games that will be here by summer =)
 
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JamesH

mark johnson said:
Hi

I've got a X850XT and still very happy with it.
I wouldn't upgrade now because of the new batch of Directx 10 cards that
hopefully will be coming out soon, they will be needed for a few of the
next
gen games that will be here by summer =)

And they'll want an arm and a leg for them too.
 
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Ken Maltby

JamesH said:
And they'll want an arm and a leg for them too.

Plus the cost of Vista, to run the Directx 10.

I'm sticking with my X850XT Pe as well.

Luck;
Ken
 
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KCB

Inch High Private EYE said:
one of the many reasons for upgrading my card , is pretty much a full
update , new M.B , processor etc....my old system is 3ghz amd , 1gig
ram , and the agp 850xt , my new system will be amd2 , pci-e 1950pro ,
1 gig ram , will i notice a big difference int the 1950pro over the
850xt , i've been extremely happy with its performance , but i've also
read , that the 850xt still holds its own amongest some of the newer
cards......


Look at this article
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/06/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/
There is a chart at end, with comments by author, that might give you an
idea of comparisons.
 

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