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Sapphire x1950 PRO Ultimate Edition

Makaveli    -   July 24, 2007
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Conclusion:

I am very impressed with Sapphire's X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition video card. It was completely silent, even when it was being stressed for an extended period of time. And what about the numbers it shelled out? The X1950 PRO definitely held its own and took over its rival, the eVGA 7950 GT KO, in some of the benchmarks. The card took the lead, in my mind, when it took over the 7950GT in 3DMark06 since that is a very good benchmark to gauge a video card's performance. Not only is this video card silent, it pushes out good numbers in some high resolutions. I would use this video card over the 7950 GT not only because of how quiet it is, but how it really keeps up with, and in some cases out performs, the 7950GT in a number of benchmarks. I was suprised to see how well this card did in Direct3D games such as Microsoft Flight Simulator X. This card is a DirectX 9 card, so it's not geared for DirectX 10 games. Being a mainstream card, this product definitely performed very well. What really caught my attention was the price. A card that is silent and performs great for a price like that? Don't pass up the Sapphire X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition video card. Great job to Zalman and Sapphire for creating an excellent product that stands up to the claim of being "The Ultimate Silent Solution".

 

Pros:

  • Silent
  • Cools Efficiently
  • Consistent Performance
  • Price
  • Blue LED Fan

 

 

Cons:

  • None
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