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ASUS Radeon X1950PRO DirectX 9 EAX1950PRO/HTDP/256M 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  • 256MB 256-Bit GDDR3
  • Core Clock 581MHz
  • 2 x DVI
  • PCI Express x16

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Take your gaming to the next level with the X1950 Pro-based video card from Asus! The 256MB of GDDR3 memory can handle anything you throw at it. CrossFire ready, this card begs for you to add its twin for even greater "pwning" opportunities. It has a PCI-e x16 connection for maximum data transfer from the system. All this power can run hot, or it would if it didn’t have Asus’ custom cooling solution with a heat pipe and extra fins to ensure maximum cooling.

Gaming is a great use for dual multiple screens. You can run the game on the main screen and have the Gamer OSD and Game FaceMessenger utilities open on the other. Gamer OSD lets you chat and manage your cards settings without having to exit the game-overclock on the fly for maximum control of your game play experience. Or you can use Game FaceMessenger for IM style in-game chats.

Sometims you want to watch movies, hook your HDTV to one of the DVI interfaces or use the adapter cable for component video connection. HDCP support ensures you can watch everything that’s out there. Or, if you’d rather watch the movie on your PC, the Splendid Video Enhancing Technology kicks in, enhancing color depth and intensity delivering a cleaner, clearer picture. See it all and have more fun than you can stand with Asus!

  • newegg Ultra-threaded Engine The Radeon X1950 PRO’s ultra-threaded engine features 36 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 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 ASUS Splendid The breathtaking ASUS innovation pushes your video viewing experience to the next level. Built into the ASUS graphics card driver, the ASUS Splendid video enhancement technology detects the activation and usage of video applications and automatically optimizes image quality for the best visual results.
  • 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 PRO. 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): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
2/ 5
Heads Up

Pros: Purchased to run MS FS X as part of an upgrade. Excellent performance.

Cons: "No DVI-D signal" one month short of a year. Ordered a backup 1650 Pro to cover RMA time with ASUS. Booted first time; uninstalled and installed current ATI Catalyst driver. Failed with same "No DVI-D signal". Subsequently determined that the system would boot Safe mode. Uninstalled ATI driver and Catalyst. Reboot normal sequence as system was using MS generic video driver. Ran several tests both cards ATI drivers with same No DVI-D signal results. Prompt Newegg RMA response for the 1650 Pro. Ordered MSI NVIDIA 8600 for backup during ASUS replacement. Submitted ticket to ATI with problem. No fix response.

Other Thoughts: My monitor is Viewsonic 2030b 1600 X 1200. My opinion is that the 1950 is operating beyond it's design limit for high resolution monitors. FS X isn't a demanding graphics application as are games. MS driver supports resolution of 1280 X 1024 and is in current use by the 1950 Pro

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best Deal in Video Cards

Pros: The Price/Performance ratio is incredible. Windows Vista rated this card a 5.9, the highest score available, so it is a very capable card. I have a dual monitor setup and run games at 1280x1024 and I played Bioshock with all settings on high without a hiccup. I am very pleased.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is a great card to transition to from SM 2.0 cards, especially if you are going from AGP to PCI-E and want the best bang for your buck.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: This card has been an outstanding value. I bought the card last October. The card will clock to 630 using the Asus software and bios and remain stable provided there is ample secondary fans.

I think some users a getting fried overclock returns , I won't get into that though.

This is an excellent value card.

Cons: I had this card for 1 year .........
No cons, really.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing

Pros: This is a great card; got this six months ago (when it was ~200) and it still beats the socks off of any sub-x900 (e.g. NV 8900 or ATI 2900) card out there.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: The overheating problem is becoming more common among cards today (ATI AND NVIDIA); and Vista is really bad about controlling graphics cards. Most cards today ship with the top fan speed at 40%! For this card, download ATI Tool, and go into hardware->overclock settings. Don't overclock, but crank the fan speed up and you'll have a VERY stable, VERY good performing card. For NVIDIA cards, get R1vatuner. Also, the ASUS version has a better cooler than some of the others, so the overheating problem with this card isn't as bad as some of the other cards in this series.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
DEAD in 2 months!

Pros: It performed as I expected. Its pretty fast and quite until it hits the high fan setting. Smart Cooling keeps going back to Manual Mode in full speed after playing 3D game. That was pretty annoying.

Cons: Idle temp was around 38C initially it creeps up slowly after that to 50C before it died 2 months after installation.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Overheating problem

Pros: Quiet and really fast...compared to my old 9550.

Cons: The overheating problem that mentioned by few people happened to me. Everthing worked fine until I start to test with 3D game. Few minutes after I enter the game, system halted, screen blacked out. I removed the most updated ATI driver and rolled back to Asus driver as mentioned in earlier post, but the fan speed apparently still stuck at 20%. The setting in SmartDoc doesn't take effect anyway. Following Nerfarian's comment posted here earlier using Riva Tuner to speed up the fan to 50% fixed. Problem solved.

Other Thoughts: I trusted Asus brand-name, but they let me down this time. I ran AOE3 in window-mode seeing the temperature reported by Riva Tuner surged towards 65C, while SmartDoc still reported 45C...no wonder the fan speed remain low anyway. The moment I speed up the fan to 50% with Riva Tuner, the temperature remains around 60C while playing AOE3 Asus should do better.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5

Pros: good looking

Cons: died in 2 months

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5

Pros: Excellent performance. Runs Bioshock with all graphic detail options on at good framerate. Amazingly better than my old X1550. Despite problems, would purchase again.

Cons: First card was completely DOA. Computer wouldnt even post with it installed.

Only one DVI adapter, but thats not a big deal - I had an extra one already. As has been said, the card is very long, and the power socket is on the end - making the card even longer. Barely had room in my giant Antec SX1040 case

Other Thoughts: I've had 2 of the cards, so this is an average score for both.

I would have given it 0 stars for the one that didnt work, and 4 stars for the good one. Would have gotten 5 stars, except the size of the card and power socket placement meant I had to shift around some hard drives in my full size case. If it was just the length I would have been fine, but I wouldnt have had room to plug it in

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