Welcome! Log in or Register

Sapphire Radeon X1950 PRO

  • image
2 Reviews
  • Reliability
  • Write a review >
    How do you rate the product overall? Rate it out of five by clicking on one of the hearts.
    What are the advantages and disadvantages? Use up to 10 bullet points.
    Write your reviews in your own words. 250 to 500 words
    Number of words:
    Write a concise and readable conclusion. The conclusion is also the title of the review.
    Number of words:
    Write your email adress here Write your email adress

    Your dooyooMiles Miles

    2 Reviews
    Sort by:
    • More +
      28.09.2007 20:39
      2 Comments

      Advantages

      • Reliability

      Disadvantages

      Comparing with 8600GT, I still think that this X1950PRO is still the best bang for the bucks. :)

      Although it's a bit disappointing for the very first time I saw it by using a single slot card cooler, it does help in installing this card. The cables are quite thin, quite nice.

      A few things that I should note is, it only has 6-pin power input means that this card is quite power-savvy which is really amaze me so I can keep my 400W pure power PSU.

      This card is still based on a downgraded R580 core, and as I expected, this card performs great in almost every game I played with high setting. According to my FRAPS FPS counter, this card can get an average around 70-75 FPS in HL2 Lost Coast. So I think this X1950PRO is still the best bang for the bucks. :)

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
      • More +
        11.04.2007 21:44

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        A great choice for gamers with budgets and SFF pc's

        Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO

        The card supports 256Mb of DDR3 speed Memory, with a PCI-E interface. Installation was simple removed old card and replaced with new card powered up and installed new drivers , didn’t use the sapphire install disk but tend to use the ATI drivers direct from their website.
        When I brought the card I was looking for a relatively decent priced card for use with gaming and usual desktop performance. The card is robust with a quiet full length cooling fan which is adequate for my system due to sufficient case cooling. The card supports windows Vista fully so when I brave the upgrade will try that out, works okay on vista beta 2 though.
        The card is a Radeon 1950 core, which has the following features.
        36 pixel shader processors
        8 vertex shader processors
        Crossfire supported 24 bit connection
        Full direct X 9 support
        Shader model 3 and full pixel shader support
        Open GL 2.0 support.
        Avivo – video and display engine

        Okay the interesting stuff, Gaming speed difference, before I was using a radeon x500pro 128MB ddr ram. My first choice was revving up my Farcry settings before I used to achieve 39 frames per second at 1600x1200, Sapphire beefed this up to a meaty 87 frames per second with an ultra smoothness and more lifelike surroundings water looked surreal and even frag damage from bullets looked smoother.
        Next test was Just Cause; my old card performed a poor 32 frames a second at 1600x1200 resolutions with an amazing increase to 93frames per second at the same resolution. So the upgrade for just £ 101 pound was a good increase for my gaming needs only concern was the sharp edging around the card when trying to insert into PCI-e slot as needed a little persuasion. The cooling is good as it covers all of the heat sink and ram so it’s effective and quiet.
        Crossfire is supported to attached to of these 1950 pro’s together to double your gaming needs and take u up to another level

        Comments

        Login or register to add comments