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Powered by ATI Radeon X1950 PRO - 575MHz (RV570 80nm)
- 512MB-256bit 8 channel GDDR3 memory - 1.30GHz
- 36 Pixel shader processor
- Ultra-threaded SM 3.0 Engine
- 512-bit Ring-bus
- Low power consumption (Consumes 60W less than equivalent X1900 XT)
- Crossfire2 READY (Internal Crossfire Connection) - Just buy another X1950 Pro for Crossfire!!


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#1
Am I right in saying that this is an absolute bargain?

Ok the standard x1950 is around 100 but this is the PRO with crossfire link??? :thumbsup:
#2
i was gona plump for one of these but will the arrivial of the 2900 pro theres simply no contest,being that the 2900 pro are £60 more,but worth it by miles:thumbsup:
#3
Hi T4RIQ, Welcome to HotUKDeals! Well done on your first post :-D
#4
welsh andy
i was gona plump for one of these but will the arrivial of the 2900 pro theres simply no contest,being that the 2900 pro are £60 more,but worth it by miles:thumbsup:


He speaks truth! The 8600GTS is probably a better card than this, and has dX10 support.
#5
NintendoSensei
He speaks truth! The 8600GTS is probably a better card than this, and has dX10 support.

This is a better card than the 8600GTS.
#6
At stock, yes, but overclocked, the 8600GTS pulls ahead. If you're not overclocking the 1950pro is better, no question.
#7
The X1950s are a bargain at the moment. Buy them quick as they are now out of production. It's faster than the replacement 2600 series and the 8600GT. They newer cards might have DX10 support, but they don't have the power to convincingly use the new features.

I built a new machine a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with the X1950. At these prices I'm happy to use it for 18 months before upgrading to something that can use DX10 properly.
#8
The DirectX10 cards are only useful if you build a top of the line gaming PC with a crazy budget.

The X1950Pro will handle anything out at the moment no problems.
Easy as hell to overclock as well.

By the time DirectX10 is actually getting used, there will be a newer range of cards than the Nvidia 8 series.
#9
I just bought a new 2007 chipset Powercolor X1950Pro and must say it's an amazing gfx card. However SCAN are currently selling the Powercolor one for roughly £1 less inc postage . It is 256mb but 512mb doesn't really make any difference , it's the bus speed and core speeds that count :thumbsup:
#10
HaggisHunter
The DirectX10 cards are only useful if you build a top of the line gaming PC with a crazy budget...

So, 180 pounds is a crazy budget for you? For 180 pounds (or less) you can buy a top of the line GeForce 8800 (320MB RAM) DX10 card. I wouldn't call 180 pounds "crazy budget", but I guess it depends on how much money you make per month...
#11
To be fair I would hardly call that a top of the line card. You would have to spend a lot more than £180 for one of those.
#12
doonhamer
To be fair I would hardly call that a top of the line card. You would have to spend a lot more than £180 for one of those.


It's always great to see people who don't have a clue about graphics cards posting wrong information! :roll:

This card costs less than 180 pounds:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125130/
and is almost as fast as the more expensive GeForce 8800 models that cost twice the price! The main difference is the RAM (this one has 320MB, the other models have 640MB+).
tom's hardware

At $280, this card (GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB version) really brings unheard of performance for the price, and it isn't notably slower than its 640MB 8800 GTS cousin, which costs almost $100 more.

Full article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/05/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/page4.html
#13
It's always great to see people who don't have a clue about graphics cards posting wrong information!


I think it's you who doesn't have a clue. try an 8800 GTX http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-051-OK or 8800Ultra

These are serious cards for serious money. Yes they may only be 10 or 20% quicker that the card you posted but they are the very best that you can buy.
#14
alien7
It's always great to see people who don't have a clue about graphics cards posting wrong information! :roll:

This card costs less than 180 pounds:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125130/
and is almost as fast as the more expensive GeForce 8800 models that cost twice the price! The main difference is the RAM (this one has 320MB, the other models have 640MB+).

Full article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/09/05/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/page4.html

i would rather plump for the new 2900 for a few squid less

WOW! What will NVIDIA do now? The HD 2900 PRO is a power house and is simply going to be the card to own in this price bracket. Hopefully the NVIDIA driver team is hard at work creating a new driver that will help boost the performance of the 8800GTS but you have to wonder just how much more performance there is in it. This card is going to be extremely popular amongst users, the simple fact is that for the money there really is no better bang for buck and the current overclocking potential is beginning to look very positive. The card is actually that good that it forces the HD 2900 XT to lose some of its bang for buck due to just how close the PRO performs to the XT


http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/18/page_18_final_thoughts/index.html
#15
Quillon
...These are serious cards for serious money. Yes they may only be 10 or 20% quicker that the card you posted but they are the very best that you can buy.

Of course those cards are faster than what I recommended, but at what cost? You pay 70% more for a graphics card that is 10-15% faster? No thanks!!!
All I am saying is that you can buy a superb DX10 graphics card today for little cash (£180 in UK / cheaper if you buy from US), and if you have the money available, please feel free to spend it on a £300+ graphics card! ;-)
Btw, I bought the same graphics card eBuyer is selling for £180 for about £150 (delivery included) from the US! :thumbsup:
#16
OK before I get slaughtered... I know the vostro 200 from Dell is not a gaming machine. I just want to know if this card would fit into the 200 Vostro machines... in terms of PSU.
#17
Depends how big the PSU is. Dell arn't reknowned for over-specing the PSU on business machines.

The X1950 uses more power than the newer cards like the HD2600. The documentation with my X1950 recommended a 400W PSU, but you might get away with a good 350W in a lightly loaded machine (single hard drive and DVD etc).
#18
Is it worth having 2 of this on crossfire ? or will I be better off spending £200 on something newer ? I don't care about DX10, I know it's not worth 'till at least middle/end of next year

Forgot to say I have an ati mboard and a nvidia 7950 (Water cooler dropped a bit of coolant on the poor thing, Still works, but needs to warm up first, lol)
#19
testlab
Is it worth having 2 of this on crossfire ? or will I be better off spending £200 on something newer ? I don't care about DX10, I know it's not worth 'till at least middle/end of next year
...


You could go for this one (currently sold out=>you wonder why? ;-)):
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/132737
if you're on limited budget, otherwise go for Geforce 8800 (any model will do).
Why spend £170 on an outdated graphics card when you can buy a shiny new DX10 card for less?
#20
alien7
So, 180 pounds is a crazy budget for you? For 180 pounds (or less) you can buy a top of the line GeForce 8800 (320MB RAM) DX10 card. I wouldn't call 180 pounds "crazy budget", but I guess it depends on how much money you make per month...


Nice of you to butt in and not read.
A graphics card doesnt make a top of the line PC, it takes all the components which add up to a lot more than the £180 for your card.
As has been mentioned it isnt even top of the range.
You can still have a piece of **** computer which is useless for games with an 8800 in it, if it isnt setup right or doesnt have components to match.
Which is where the crazy budget comes in.

DirectX10 isn't even used yet, apart from a couple games that are stuttering to start.
Point of a card that uses DirectX10 = None
Hardcore gamers will buy it up for bragging rights, but they will get better than your card.
For most everyone, cheaper cards will do all thats needed of them still without jumping to a more expensive range that provides little improvement.

The X1950 Pro posted will do what everyone wants.

And by the time DirectX10 is actually used, there will be a new range and your 8800 will be out of date.

Look at the Nvidia 5 series, brought out for Dx9 but were slower than the 4 series and easily beaten by the newer cards that came out after it. When they got to grips with DX9 newer cards slaughtered the 5 series.
They are just getting to grips with DX10, so when they are used to it, their new cards will slaughter the 8 series. Since nothing uses DX10 atm theres not much point in the extra expense when the next series of cards will likely be far superior.
#21
HaggisHunter

Since nothing uses DX10 atm theres not much point in the extra expense when the next series of cards will likely be far superior.



So there's no point bothering for Crysis (next month), Gears of War (next month), World in Conflict (out now) I could carry on, but if your going to try and argue the case with someone, at least get your facts correct :whistling:

Besides anything else more and more people are gaming at higher resolutions than they were 2 years ago with a lot going for 22" lcd's with a 1680x1050 res. 256mb cards dont cut it at that resolution with the latest games, and the 320mb 8800 GTS's follow suit as can be seen by ANY of the RELIABLE benchmarks out there. I have a 512mb 1950 Pro and whilst it still plays games adequately it certainly wont run them at the highest settings at a comfortable frame rate.

So my opinion is whilst its not a bad price for that card it might be looked on as money wasted in the next couple of months, because like it or lump it DX10 games are here now and require a DX10 card to get the best out of them ;-)

And if you do decide on a 8800 GTS get the 640mb version, not the 320mb (unless you game at 1280x1024 or lower)
#22
I just bought the Sapphire AGP X1950 PRO for my apparantly dated P4 2.8GHZ, 2GB RAM system, this card replaced my previous 9800 PRO and has just blown me away. Who cares for the latest games when you can play classic games such as Half Life 2, FEAR, Far Cry, Doom 3 and Stalker all with settings maxed out AND at resolutions of up to 1680 * 1050 with super smooth frame rates, this card just eats up these once power hungry games.

Do not under estimate the power of this card, it really is astonishing for the price you pay for it, ok so it only supports DX9 but DX10 is Vista only and how many people have that?

BUY IT!!
#23
Fantastic card. Just bagged myself a 1900xt personally but as regards the dx10 issue, these are my thoughts...

DX10 games ARE here, and will be coming thick and fast. For the best effects and image quality, you really need a card capable of dx10. Unfortunately, the 8800s are too pricey for my tastes. So why not wait a couple of months and invest when the 9*** series are out? They're currently stated for a November realease so If I were you, I'd just wait till January and pickup a 8800 for a bargain price.
#24
stanglish
...
DX10 games ARE here, and will be coming thick and fast. For the best effects and image quality, you really need a card capable of dx10. Unfortunately, the 8800s are too pricey for my tastes. So why not wait a couple of months and invest when the 9*** series are out? They're currently stated for a November realease so If I were you, I'd just wait till January and pickup a 8800 for a bargain price.

Why wait until 2008? For only £149 you can get this one:
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/132737 (currently sold out)
which is far better than 1 or even 2 x Radeon X1950 cards! :thumbsup:

Check this article for more info:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1189/his_radeon_hd_2900_pro_512mb_early_test/index.html
#25
£150 + P&P (currently out of stock also) is a lot of money to some people.

Nvidias new cards are touted as being 3x as 'powerful' (which they won't be, but they'll most likely still be excellent) and as soon as they come out, cards like the 8800gts and 2900pro will have to dip to that magical £100-£120 mark to compete.
#26
I know the vostro 200 from Dell is not a gaming machine. I just want to know if this card would fit into the 200 Vostro machines... in terms of PSU.
This card WILL fit into the Vostro 200 BUT there is no power supply connector for it. The Vostro only has SATA spare power connectors, so you would at the very least need to get a convertor cable.
I think some people who have installed one of these have actually upgraded the power supply instead.
If anyone does put the 1950Pro into a Vostro 200 without changing the power over please let me know - because I want to do this too.
p.s. Why isn't the Vostro 200 a gaming machine? I have one, E6750 processor, 2GB memory, only a 7600GT in it but it works great for what I want (Day of Defeat Source).
#27
HaggisHunter

DirectX10 isn't even used yet, apart from a couple games that are stuttering to start.


Hmm yes i did say that.
No-one read full post's any more ?

Dx10 is stuttering to start, enough of this "DX10 is here now" stuff.
Theres a couple games out that actually use it currently, and by the time more games come out the new series will be here which will rip the 8 series apart.
Considering how long its taken to get ANY games that use DirectX10, a couple months for the new series isnt tough.
When Dx10 even starts to be commonplace, the 9 series will be here.
Its November/December for any decent games at all. And Bioshock's in most peoples 360 collection anyway.

The X1950Pro's out of date, but then so is everything else in a couple months.
It will play all the popular games out at the moment though.
It will play everything out the now, it wont use the fancyness on the Dx10 games when they are out but if you have a system that good you will have an 8 series long ago, and probably swap it when the 9 series come out anyway.

For old Pentium4 and the likes systems this is perfect, and anyone with a newer high spec is better with the 9 series when they are out.
#28
redondo5
OK before I get slaughtered... I know the vostro 200 from Dell is not a gaming machine. I just want to know if this card would fit into the 200 Vostro machines... in terms of PSU.


The Vostro 200 comes with a Dell 300w PSU, which is more than enough to run this card unless you have extra optical and hard drives in there. Dell rate their PSUs at average rate, rather than the max rate that most PSUs are rated at, so it's equivalent to a 400w or so PSU. One of the great things about the x1950s is that their (non-crossfired) power draw is VERY low, so you'd be fine. They do indeed require that you order a converter cable, which will run you another 5-10 quid.

And if you have questions about people that have already added something similar to their Dell systems, just do a search on the Dell user forums.

This is a good deal for a 512MB card out there. Not dead hot as in I'll stand up to my wife and get one myself yet, as I only just talked her into my new Vostro and 2 LCD monitors, but it's a good one.

And if you only want/need 256 MB, Overclockers has their OcUK branded 256 MB card for about 75 + shipping at http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-063-OK&tool=3, though for a tenner more, I'd take the extra memory myself.

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