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Originally Posted by trigits faster? 1450 memory on this vs 1500 on the x1800xt is faster? i must be bad at math...oh...not to mention the 625 core is the same as mine...
Originally Posted by sadffffffi still dont see why you stick 1280x1024 under a crt gaming guise.
</pet peeve nitpicking>
Originally Posted by JeffDMI agree, it's a dumb resolution for a CRT. Some LCDs have that as a native resolution, and many of them have the proper 5:4 aspect ratio to display it properly. On a standard CRT, the resolution really should be 1280x960, otherwise the image is squeezed, circles would look like ovals among other oddities.
Originally Posted by IagoI see it still sports the "awesome" x1900 series cooler...
My advice to those interested on this card then, would be to avoid it like the plague or stick an aftermarket solution on it. I'm sick of that cooler (512 mg x1900XT here). Bloody sick, I tell you. It's not that bad when idling, but it's simply unbearable when gaming.
Heck, I even have to be very careful when I turn the PC on at mornings, because it's so bloody noisy at startup that it can easily wake my fiancee up (I get up 1 hour earlier to go to work), and that's being on the other side of the apartment.
Now...that XFX 7950GT with passive cooling :drool: That is a card worth the price... I'm not buying a DX10 card until there's some passively cooled 8800GT.
Originally Posted by Tim SYep, X1900 cooler sucks and it's something we recommend changing. However, as stated, I understand why it's been left as-is (in order to keep costs down). :)
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