Today we are proud to share with you our findings on ATI?s latest GPU, the X1950XTX. With the help of Powercolor
we were able to test this video card in today?s latest games to see how it improves on the previous generation.
Our friends over at MVKTech have a in-detail preview of the Powercolor X1950XTX with technical information and preliminary performance benchmarks
; we used the same card in our tests here focusing on performance in games, power usage, overclocking, noise and cooling.
The X1950 main upgrade compared to the X1900 series specification wise is the increased memory bandwidth, as the memory chips are now running at 1000 Mhz (x2 DDR: 2000 Mhz - 2 Ghz). To achieve this speed ATI is using GDDR4 memory chips, these are blistering fast but don?t need extreme cooling to run at these speeds. Speaking about cooling, the new reference heatsink on this video card is quite a step up from the previous one. It?s larger, redder and looks to provide a better noise/performance ratio than any other high end ATI VGA card has had before.Quick Spec Comparo
Speficication table (product name ? core ? GPU/MEM clocks ? pixel shader/vertex shader/ROP)