WOW some of u ppl need to stop dissin ATI and their drivers! You wanna kno what nvidia drivers do to my comp when i update them cuz i cant play certain games without them.... I CANT LOG INTO WINDOWS AFTER I RESTART!! SO I HAVE TO WIPE MY HD!!! THERES MY EXPERIENCE WITH NVIDIA AFTER HAVIN ATI CARDS ALL MY LIFE (everywhere from my 64MB PCI card in my old gateway to my old X700 AGP)
7950..................ATI can't even get close to this card!!!
are you kidding...... a single X1900XTX beat it in mostly every benchmark cept those at huge resolutions that only rich hard-core times 1000 gamers play at.
but on topic.... Get the 1800XT (256 or 512), it will out perform both (even if u get the GTO and unlock the pipelines to the XT, it will still have slower clock speeds). IF you can, get a 1900XT (cheapest one i think is around $370 by sapphire