Moving onto the card and in a couple of words, it's big and red, very red indeed. What's interesting is that looking at the front of the card you can see a massive gap to the left of the PCB where there seems to be very little circuitry wise.
There is quite a large 80mm fan on the front that uses a total of two slots but it's not loud which is important. There are a number of fins on the side to help direct the air over the memory while dissipating the heat at the same time. We would assume that it's probably a Palit cooler as it doesn't seem very ATI to us.
Flipping the card over we see nothing out of the ordinary. Four screws hold the large heatsink in place and we of course have our sticker that lets us know the model along with all our other details.
As you can see in the picture above, Radeon X1950GT uses the new Crossfire system that uses an internal connection instead of the cable configuration used on the earlier ATI models.
With the GT being a mid-range card a PCI Express power connector is required and the other side shows us two DVI connectors along with the TV Out port.
Specifications wise this graphics cards sits below the Radeon X1950PRO with a reduced core and memory speed. With a 500MHz / 1200MHz DDR setup on the X1950GT compared to the 580MHz / 1400MHz DDR on the Radeon X1950PRO, it isn't a whole lot slower and with the same amount of pixel and vertex shaders as the X1950PRO, clock speeds are the only difference.
Available in both 256MB and 512MB the Super version from Palit here today utilizes a total of 512MB of DDR-3 memory. At time of writing it is cheaper than a regular non-extreme 512MB version of the X1950PRO by around $60 AUD (or roughly $45 USD) and is cheaper than a regular non-extreme 256MB version of the X1950PRO by around $30 AUD (or roughly $24 USD).
Now that we have covered the package and the card, let's move on and check out the all important benchmark numbers!
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Lost Coast)]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PREY]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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