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How good is the X1950 Pro? Can it handle games like Oblivion or Cyrsis? And if so, how well?

Atomic Rooster

Omnipotent One
It should handle Oblivion just fine. Crysis is a whole different story though. It will play it at low settings and you may see some stuttering. It's nearly equivalent in performance to a GeForce 7900GS.
if u're looking at AGP cards, get the HD3850, its the fastest single AGP out there, and supports DX10. its on par with the 8800GTS (high-end card).

make sure u have a PEntium D or C2D or AMD X2 or something dualcore to go with it, otherwise u'll bottleneck.

but its AGP so i guess it wont bottleneck as much as its PCI-E counterpart if you're using a single-core chip.

^^^^^^^ assuming ur looking for an AGP solution
otherwise, get a 9600GT if u need a new card and dont have much money. or if u can get an 8800gt, thatd be great too

8600 vs 7600 was pretty much the same, perf wise, except one was newer and supported dx10

8800 vs 7800, 8800 was a LOT faster than the 7800.

HD3850 vs X1950P, HD3850 is MILES AWAY from the X1950P

9600 vs 8600, 9600 is a LOT faster, performs similarly to an 8800GT (highend) but cut down on stream processors and other stuff

9800 vs 8800, not much difference, sadly