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GeCube Radeon X1900XT - Retail sample here already

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 26, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: GeCube

Final Thoughts

 

ATI's new Radeon X1900XT is probably what the X1800XT should have been - it would have been nice to have this card a few months earlier but we didn't. For people who want a new PCI Express graphics card, this is the card to get right now. It's cheaper then a 512MB GeForce 7800GTX and performance should be similar to higher in places.

 

GeCube as always have a lighter bundle but this helps keep the price lower with other competitors and give GeCube the edge over the other brands.

 

The best thing about the X1900XT and XTX is that it's available now which is exactly what we want because ATI really did cop a lot of flack over their past few paper launches. The best thing nVidia did was launch the 7800GTX aggressively because this has set the new trend for high end cards.

 

We should see Crossfire X1900 in the coming month and the new ATI motherboard in a similar time. Things are looking on the up and up for ATI but we do not doubt that nVidia are going to be aggressive with the GeForce 7900 (G71) at CeBIT in March.

 

It's looking good for gamers and high end LCD owners as you will find yourselves playing those games at 1920 x 1200 with AA and AF cracked up now!

 

- Pros

 

It's fast

 

AA and AF 1600 x 1200 performance

 

High resolution gaming

 

Same dimensions as X1800XT

 

Aggressive GeCube pricing

 

Availability

 

- Cons

 

Loud cooler

 

Light bundle

 

Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editors Choice Award

 

 

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