alrighty, i havent asked this question in a good while.. because obviously i've been broke... lol
but now that i've got my fulltime hours back (and possibly a pay raise to 10 dollars an hour if i butter up my new manager) its about time that i invest in a new video card.. seeing as i'm on a crappy 7300gt for the mean time
anyway, i've got a crossfire motherboard and would like to keep it to ati
my 2 choices would have to be the x1900xtx and the x1950xtx
i won't go any lower than those 2.. seeing as the x1900xtx open box is only about 305 dollars or something like that.. and x1950xtx's only being 399.99
my question being, which would be be the better move??? seeing as r600 is due at about january which isnt too far, i'm probably staying single card...
what i wanna know is how much better is the x1950xtx compaired to the x1900xtx.. and, will it run crysis just dandy???? because i wanna avoid going to crossfire with new cards around the corner...
if anyway (jseber) here has experience with both, i would like to know please, because reviews just don't always do it...
and i'm asking in about 2 weeks of advance... because i like to hear opinions over time.. and i won't get my paycheck for another 2 weeks... lol
oh and another thing, i've already owned an x1900xt... sucks at oc'ing because of its crappier ram compaired to x1900xtx, so thats outta the question.. i plan on grabbing a vf900 for it so i can oc like crazy
just got though reading some reviews, and the only difference i can find between the two is the new gddr4 memory, and a supposed new memory controller, making it the "r580+"..... still very hard decision.... but x1900xtx with a new heatsink may be the winner, but i'll hear out some opinions first
either way, the cards both pwnd the 7900gtx, and that makes me happy... lol, i won't lie, i'm a synthetic benchmark junkie and i plan on taking people out in 3dmark.... hopefully whichever card i get, i hit 13,000 in 05 easily