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Old 05-30-2007, 05:57 AM   #1
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:29 AM   #2
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Quote:"We can find this model from MSI costing around USD 150, so at this price range we have ATI Radeon X1650 XT competing with GeForce 8600 GT"

What about x1950pro? at newegg we can find it at 125,99 (after MIR)
And x1950pro is not high-end card... so why didn't include it in the testbed?? This would probably cast a big shadow on the DX10 8600GT
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:05 AM   #3
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Hi,

We depend on the manufacturers to send us samples for review and unfortunately AMD/ATI did not send us any Radeon X1950 Pro for reviewing.

Also in our review we included only video cards with 128-bit memory interface. Radeon X1950 Pro uses a 256-bit memory interface, thus competing with cards using this same configuration.

Also, the lowest price for Radeon X1950 Pro is around USD 200, as you can see at Shopping.com:

http://www.shopping.com/xFS?KW=radeon+x1950+pro&CLT=SCH

Even at Newegg.com the card you mention is probably a very good exception (please mention the exact model/manufacturer so our readers can know which model to buy), because all Radeon X1950 Pro are around USD 175-220 there:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...deon+x1950+pro

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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Ok... this is the link for newegg x1950pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102061 (to cheap? I guess!!!)

About only putting 128bit bus in the review is a risky move because if you follow this rule very often, you can stop having graphics to review, and then we enter in a stage were the exception is the rule... but some line has to be follow you've chosen this... that's fine by me... continue the good work
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Hi,

What you say makes sense... BTW, I made a mistake, we have indeed reviewed Radeon X1950 Pro:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/428

And... Yes, this video card from Sapphire is REALLY cheap... Amazing!

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Old 05-31-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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Hi,

I want to thank you for your suggestion. I was about to post a GeForce 8600 GTS review and after you brought this price issue to my attention I decided to include Radeon X1950 Pro into the comparison. I believe by the end of the day I will have finished collecting data and generating the graphs for this new review.

This will give me some extra work but at the end I think we will have a better review.

Once again, thank you so much.
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Yes... I had already seen and read that x1950pro review... very good... and on this one you put a 320bit and a 256*2 bit Graphics in the 'game'.... which is good for comparativeness...
Waiting for the review...thanks...
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Hi,

I just posted this GeForce 8600 GTS review:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/455

Thanks a lot for your input. And yes, this Radeon X1950 Pro from Sapphire is a no-brainer, amazing!

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