Reviews and Problems with Sapphire ATI RADEON X1950 PRO
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Value for money 10
Picture quality 8
Ease of setup 10
Speed performance 8
A great way to extend the life of your AGP system (Sapphire Radeo
15 September 2009
Excerpt: "If you have an AGP motherboard this is an excellent option for decent graphics performance. I was impressed with the results when I installed this card, however it is not without it's problems. The major issue I had with this board was actually it's length. Admittedly my case is a little on the old side, however I did find that this card actually had to be installed with a slight bend in order to avoid toughing the disk drive bays. However that aside ...
Pros: Good performance, quiet operation
Cons: can't live with the latest cards, very long !
Excerpt: "I was the first of my friends to buy a 64-bit processor, and still use my Athlon 64 today. Now my friends are going full hog in replacing the major components of their PCs as they also buy 64-bit systems. To this end, my board is quite old with a still very capable processor, but this does mean that I have an AGP slot when everyone else has now moved to PCI-Express. This isn't so much of a problem however as the X1950 AGP can still produce the ...
Pros: Unrivalled performance for AGP until recently .
Cons: The world has moved on, only DirectX 9 compliant .
Excerpt: "...my short review of the Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO. The Radeon X1950 Pro was designed to replace ATI's older midrange card, the Radeon X1800 GTO. With a 580 MHz core clock speed and 512MB of GDDR3 RAM running at 1,4GHz, the Radeon X1950PRO boasts a faster core clock and memory speeds than the Radeon X1800 GTO. Like most midrange to high-end graphics cards, the Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO requires a link to your PC's power supply. Most PCs with a 300-to-400-watt ...
Pros: No trouble with latest games, cool and quiet
Excerpt: "...banks, will be pleased by Sapphire ATi Radeon's X1950 Pro. With latest games such as Call of duty 4 and Crysis on the horizon, gaming enthusiasts will no doubt want to experience the ever evolving visuals that every new game comes with. Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro Specifications: MPN: 11099-00-20R Device Type: Graphics adapter Enclosure Type: Plug-in card Interface Type: AGP 8x Processor / memory Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI ...
Pros: Great value, excellent graphics
Cons: Fan noise and tendency to take up lot of room
Summary: 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.
Pros: Performs great, great OC ability, quite cheap
Excerpt: "Bought this card as an upgrade to my old BFG 6800. It is getting harder to find high performance AGP cards and it was quite a relief when ATI decided to give the AGP market access to one of their high end products. The performance of the card is excellent. It allows battlefield 2, quake 4 and FEAR among others to be played at top resolutions and graphic quality. The card was a real leap forward from the 6800 and allowed me to get the best from ...
Pros: Amazing performance
Cons: Very big, uses a lot of power, need 2 GB of ram to make most of it
Excerpt: "Before purchasing this card, I was using a dreadful ATi Xpress 200, terrible card, could hardly run any of my games at a decent level, after getting this card, I could run most of my games at all settings full. I'm not going to mention any of the technical stuff, because firstly, it's already been done, secondly, you don't care about it. This card will allow you to run a number of the newest games at at least 30 fps at higher settings, there are other ...
Excerpt: "Prior to taking the plunge and spending my hard earned university loan on this i read many reviews looking for a card that struck just the right balance between price and performance. In a lot if not most reviews it came up near the top of the value for money chain. I purchased mine from good old Ebuyer, a reliable and relatively cheap e-tailer for the princely sum of £105. Now this is a lot for me to spend on a graphics card, as i was upgrading ...
Excerpt: "...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 ...
Summary: 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.