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SAPPHIRE Radeon X1950XT 100186L 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

  • 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • Core Clock 625 MHz
  • 2 x DVI
  • PCI Express x16

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Here's a video card for the gamer, engineer or artist with high standards. Using a Radeon X1950XT processor clocked at 625 MHz with 16 pixel pipelines, 256 MB GDDR3 memory, you're not talking "slow display" here!

It has dual DVI connectors (with two adapters so they can be used on VGA-style monitors as well), a VIVO port, and an integrated TV encoder putting out HDTV, or S-Video. Crossfire-ready (so make certain your power supply can handle it!), it features HDR tone mapping acceleration to map any input format to a 10 bit output. PCI Express support to keep up with that fast GPU, it's Vista ready and can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600.

The next generation of games and hi-res HDR applications is here already, so update to a card that knows how to talk to them.

  • newegg Ultra-threaded Engine The Radeon X1950 XT’s ultra-threaded engine features 48 individual pixel shader processors to support up to 512 simultaneous pixel threads. It is fully hardware compliant with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 programmable vertex and pixel shaders, so you can experience HDR and advanced anti-aliasing effects for incredible enhancements to lighting contour and color detail.
  • newegg Ring bus memory controller The 512-bit ring bus inside the GPU greatly improves memory access. Optimized Z-buffer processing and extreme performances at high resolutions (including widescreen HDTV) come as part of the package.
  • newegg HDR-Enabled with FSAA Enjoy silky-smooth 3D gameplay with the ATI Radeon X1K family’s exclusive support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) with FSAA (Full Screen Anti Aliasing) enabled.
  • newegg ATI Avivo ATI Avivo sets the bar for advanced imaging and video quality. Integrated into ATI's latest generation of graphics products, ATI Avivo delivers HDTV and next-generation HD disc capabilities with vibrant, sharp images, and the smoothest video playback ever offered by ATI. ATI Avivo also enables universal, professional-quality connectivity for TVs and displays, ensuring the ultimate digital entertainment experience on your PC.
  • newegg ATI CrossFire ATI’s CrossFire multi-GPU gaming platform propels your PC to a new pinnacle of performance. Developed from the same technology used with ATI-based commercial flight simulators, ATI CrossFire soars into a new dimension of graphics capability with multiple graphics processing units (GPUs) working together in your PC.
  • newegg Windows Vista Ready ATI is working in partnership with Microsoft to unlock the potential of the new Windows Aero 3D desktop using ATI’s high performance graphics processors, including the Radeon X1950 XT. Don't let graphics be a barrier to a premium experience - upgrade to ATI. Windows Vista, powered by ATI, is a new visual dimension for business and personal computing.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Michael M.
  • 10/16/2007 5:37:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This gpu runs great, when it ran, and for the price range without Vista/DX10 it was a great value.

Cons: This gpu burns hot. I used it as intended, have low temps throughout my case, but it toasted itself.

Other Thoughts: Two of my buddies also bought this gpu at the same time, we've all sent them back for new ones. (at least we can always rely on newegg's great customer service). I'll never buy a Sapphire gpu after this.

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  • Kola O.
  • 10/8/2007 7:46:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs50/50

Pros: For the cost its great!! Able to play games with High FPS. Not bad for a 256-bit direct x9 card

Cons: Funny thing. Can't raise memory past 990 on atitools or Cataylst. I thought this card can go way higher then that. And oh yeah...the fan is noisy and not very efficient.

Other Thoughts: Not bad for the price, but if you into gaming, go for a direct x10 card. Most game coming out lately are going towards that trend

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  • Jarad R.
  • 10/8/2007 6:43:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHow and mine didn't oc well

Pros: Very offordable card until you can go for a better one. Nothing is using Dx10 so can tide you over.

Cons: Very, Very hot even after you manually set the fan to you're liking. My is set to max and still gets hot. Might have just been bad luck but mine doesn't oc well, becomes unstable and crasses.

Other Thoughts: Will tide me over but I have been only somewhat impressed with graphics and very much less than impressed with heating and overclocking. Even oc with third party cooling... will do for now, but will replace sooner than desirable for reasons stated

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  • Michael K.
  • 10/4/2007 2:28:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest card in this price range.

Pros: For the price it's smokin' fast. I can run BF2/2142 on fully maxed out settings and it's highly playable usually 60+ frames. I usually have AA and AF turned down however and then my frames never drop below 60 frames.

Cons: The first one was bad. It would randomly lock up and overheat. I thought the heatsink/fan was installed incorrectly but it wasn't. The "experts" at the sapphire forums (who don't work for sapphire) tried to tell me (and alot of other people) that my OCZ GameXStream 700w power supply was the problem. After the RMA the new card works perfectly. The fan is a bit loud but only while gaming in which I either have the speakers turned up enough or headphones on so I never notice it.

Other Thoughts: Although a google search will tell you that Sapphire's Technical support is lousy, my experience was extremely good. The RMA replacement took about 3 weeks, however, if I wouldn't have sent the rebate in before I had tested the card newegg would have replaced it in like 2 days. I have an e4300@2.8Ghz, 2gb RAM Gigabyte DS3 mobo, 700w OCZ powersupply. It's been rock solid for 6 months now.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2007 7:56:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: Price/performance

Cons: Make sure you read the box for mission critical info on the power supply needed as you will not find the information in the manual or at Sapphire web or ATI web.. I was such a big dummy to think important info like that would be easy to obtain. ALSO the value of 30A for one card and 38A for Crossfire is for the total load on the 12V rail. So even the box can get ya, I finally got the straight when I stumbled across the ATI certified specs shows the 22A provided the way that Enermax lists their ratings is more than adequate. 20A for one, 22A for Crossfire Oh and good luck trying to remove old Catalyst software to update to newer releases, let me know if you could do it! BE WARNED MANY PSUs CLAIM TO GIVE THE RIGHT VALUES, ONLY THE ATI CERTIFIED WILL DO SO FOR CERTAIN

Other Thoughts: It's simple, get an Enermax Liberty 500W (one card) or an Enermax 620W for Crossfire Enermax ratings can be trusted as real world and not ad hype.

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  • Zhihong C.
  • 9/27/2007 1:44:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFine card

Pros: good price

Cons: hot, loud sometimes

Other Thoughts: This is my upgrade from X850XT. I am a little disappointed that it isn't much faster than X850XT when playing older DX8 games. for example, in 3Dmark2001 benchmark: X1950 = 30k vs. X850 = 29K. Merely 1K better is not justifiable for upgrade.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 9/27/2007 1:33:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat buy

Pros: great buy for me. I got it and it was a GIANT improvement over my 9800pro.

Cons: the only problem I have seen with this card is that it will be obsolete very soon. With dx10 cards coming out this card is already seeing its last days.

Other Thoughts: if you don't plan on getting vista for a while then I would recommend you looking at this card.

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  • Joshua B.
  • 9/12/2007 10:06:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggscellent

Pros: Performance, ran Bioshock without a hitch, which really says enough about what this thing can do. Can't report on FPS, but everything looked amazing, and went smoothly. Oblivion looks even better, giving that another play through.

Cons: Loud, as to be expected with this powerhouse. Power draw, but not a problem with a decent PSU.

Other Thoughts: First card died on me, but the egg is in the process of replacing it. For now my x850xt will have to do.

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  • shane m.
  • 9/10/2007 6:57:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value!!

Pros: Runs all games maxed with my system below.

Runs Idle 40C Gaming 65C

Cons: Fans noisy and only keeps the GPU cool if you manually set up the fan in ATI Tools. Dont be a moron like me and forget to clear 2 slots out of the back of your comp or the GPU fan has no where to Ventilate ooops

Other Thoughts: GA-P35-DS3R, 2GB Patriot Extreme, Radeon X1950XT, Raidmax Smiloden Case, Enermax Earthwatts 550W

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  • chrissten b.
  • 9/2/2007 7:15:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: Well, I upgraded from a 850 pro and had about 30% increase in frames per second. I love it hooked to my HD.


Other Thoughts: Fan speeds are the only concern with this product if you are reading this, and havent bought the product either downlad atitool or get an aftermarket fan.

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