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Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 Graphics Card from £64.99 @ Play.com
Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 Graphics Card from £64.99 @ Play.com

Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3 Graphics Card from £64.99 @ Play.com

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Main Specifications:
Product Description: Sapphire RADEON X1950 PRO - graphics adapter - Radeon X1950 Pro - 256 MB
Device Type: Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type: Plug-in card
Interface Type: PCI Express x16
Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
Core Clock Speed: 580 MHz
RAMDAC Clock Speed: 400 MHz
API Supported: DirectX 9.0, OpenGL 2.0
Video Memory Installed ( Max ): 256 MB - GDDR3 SDRAM
Video Input: Video capture adapter
Video Output: 2560 x 1600
Max Monitors Supported: 2
TV Interface: Video in / video out
Compliant Standards: RoHS
Package Type: Lite retail

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37 Comments

Cracking price for a sapphire card. just ordered one, thanks

In fact at that price ive just ordered two for crossfire!

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Knowledge1973

In fact at that price ive just ordered two for crossfire!



Hope you have a capable PSU :giggle:

This is supremely hot.

It's still one of the quickest cards out there for £100 - for £65 it wipes the floor with anything in the same price bracket.

Don't forget 2% Quidco.

Ah heck, I think it's time for an upgrade. Just need to find my card. Noone buy one until I've ordered one. :P

Archer

Hope you have a capable PSU :giggle:



Got a 500w that should be ok shouldnt it, from what ive read people are running one of these ok on a 350w.

All depends on the amps! A **** 500w would die under the strain. Great card for £65! If i hadn't gotten my 7900GS for £30 i would get one

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Knowledge1973

Got a 500w that should be ok shouldnt it, from what ive read people are … Got a 500w that should be ok shouldnt it, from what ive read people are running one of these ok on a 350w.



If that 500w PSU is generic it might not even handle the one card. :oops:

Archer

If that 500w PSU is generic it might not even handle the one card. :oops:



What do you recommend i get then?

how is this card compared with current ati cards at the same price? or with the ati1800 all in one deal recently?

Oh ffs just got one off ebuyer two days ago for £100. Any chance they could price match? lol

Either way amazing deal, voted hot. Just install this with my q6600, runs bioshock highest settings at 1600 resolution very smoothly. Highly recommended graphics card

Superb price and find! Just a shame the card doesnt support DX10 although most games are DX9 and its only the newer games like company or heroes that you have to worry about...although in saying that could you still use this card to play these games or does it definately have to be a DX10 compatible GFX Card?

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coke_dude

how is this card compared with current ati cards at the same price? or … how is this card compared with current ati cards at the same price? or with the ati1800 all in one deal recently?




tomshardware.co.uk/gra…tml

www23.tomshardware.com/gra…318

Try the above links to compares cards.

This is a bargain much better than the 8600gt, voted hot.

Original Poster

Knowledge1973

What do you recommend i get then?



ati.amd.com/tec…tml

ebuyer.com/pro…552

The one above should be fine, I have the Hiper which is nice. There is a modular version which is a bit more pricey. I've not price compared with other companies.

Edited after doing some digging.

You without a doubt won't find a card that performs as well as this for anywhere near the price IMHO!

I bought an Asus one last month for £85 and it's awesome, dead quiet and performs very, very nicely too. Highly recommended.

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Knowledge1973

What do you recommend i get then?



I run the same card on one of ]these, however for some headroom I suggest ]this but if that is too expensive there is always ]this :).

RichardRichards

Superb price and find! Just a shame the card doesnt support DX10 although … Superb price and find! Just a shame the card doesnt support DX10 although most games are DX9 and its only the newer games like company or heroes that you have to worry about...although in saying that could you still use this card to play these games or does it definately have to be a DX10 compatible GFX Card?



Most DX10 games allow you to play at reduced performance with a DX9 capable gfx card.

DaBear

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics-video-budget,review-29616-6.htmlhttp://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=725&model2=732&chart=318Try the above links to compares cards.



thanks DaBear for the link.. card is definitely powerful esp compared to my current x800 gto :oops:

but based on tomshardware, the recommended price is already £75? @ link 1, page 3.

I got one of these. paid £95 a few months ago for a new PC build.

Fantastic value card back then - now even better at this price!

Voted hot!

Original Poster

coke_dude

but based on tomshardware, the recommended price is already £75? @ link … but based on tomshardware, the recommended price is already £75? @ link 1, page 3.



I think it means £75-£120 range, not that the card is £75. You can buy cheap models usually running at slower speeds for about £80-85ish.

Another thanks to DaBear, that first link is very good for comparing the families. According to that table, three tiers upwards is about the minimum for a noticeable improvement. If I got this card, my PC would jump 13 tiers!!!

For anyone who wants a larger picture of this card:

http://images.play.com/covers/3275823x.jpg

DaBear

I think it means £75-£120 range, not that the card is £75. You can buy ch … I think it means £75-£120 range, not that the card is £75. You can buy cheap models usually running at slower speeds for about £80-85ish.



went for it anyways :giggle: . thanks OP! even if it is £75, £65 is tenner off! do i just buy 2 to get it running in crossfire mode? and how much is the performance gained on that?
sorry i should be googling this myself. but if anyone have straight yes, double the performance or no, not much different answer that would be great.

Spotted this on the Play website last night when I was comparing the Overclock Value Version which was available on overclockers for £72 and is 512mb.
Anybody looking for half decent power supplys to power these in SLI could to worse than these two:
650W CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Supply
cclonline.com/pro…263
£43.95

OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
overclockers.co.uk/sho…-OC
£52.86

Get a corsair PSU, like the HX520 better than both the others, for slightly more than the gamexstream.

looks like it's not in stock?

ordered mine just in time then

Great price for this,got it for 82 few months ago and its running on a generic psu in mates machine,they don`t pull many amps.
Crossfire different story get a decent psu and you must have a crossfire motherboard remember:thumbsup:

The prices on Tomshardware with their charts now are meant to reflect the best price they've seen for the card rather than the RRP

crofter

Spotted this on the Play website last night when I was comparing the … Spotted this on the Play website last night when I was comparing the Overclock Value Version which was available on overclockers for £72 and is 512mb.Anybody looking for half decent power supplys to power these in SLI could to worse than these two:650W CoolerMaster eXtreme Power Supplyhttp://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=14801&category_id=263£43.95OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supplyhttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-023-OC£52.86



The 512meg version is now showing at £82 plus delivery on overclockers plus iits clocked slower than most 1950Pro cards which helps to offset any benefit of the extra memory

Original Poster

coke_dude

went for it anyways :giggle: . thanks OP! even if it is £75, £65 is t … went for it anyways :giggle: . thanks OP! even if it is £75, £65 is tenner off! do i just buy 2 to get it running in crossfire mode? and how much is the performance gained on that? sorry i should be googling this myself. but if anyone have straight yes, double the performance or no, not much different answer that would be great.



You get on average a 10% to 20% gain I believe.

I can't find this card on Play any more (only the more expensive 512MB version) - have they removed it from the listing?

I got one of these cards for £64.99 - however the card I received had quite obviously already been opened and possibly used.

Phoned play.com and they assured me that this couldn't happen and offered 10% off.

I'm 99% convinced its a previously returned card, though I was told that there would be no more stock of this card so (presumably) can't get a replacement.

Have I been swindled?

too right u have

what should/can I do?

threshal

what should/can I do?


Under distance selling act you can send it back to them and get a refund.
Someone might have opened it,tried it and sent it back.
If the card looks new i`d test it and if ok keep it (get 10% back too),you still have 2 yr warranty with Sapphire.

DaBear

You get on average a 10% to 20% gain I believe.



Try anywhere between 30 and 80%
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