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Sapphire x1950 PRO Ultimate Edition

Price: $176.99


Is your video card's fan too loud? Do you want to be able to play your games in almost silent conditions to allow you to focus and dominate the competition? What if I told you that there was a video card that was silent but still gave you great framerates to play the graphically challenging games you love? Let's see if Sapphire's X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition, with a Zalman heatsink and fan, is the card you're looking for. From past experience with both Sapphire and Zalman, I have a feeling that this will be a deadly combination. We're going to find out how well this card does against other mainstream video cards, as well as some high-end video cards.

Sapphire is a leading partner with ATi. The company creates innovative, unique, and quality products for PC users all over the world. Sapphire is one of the most highly respected and trusted video card manufacturers. Partnering up with Zalman, they bring us "The Ultimate Silent Solution." Let's put that claim to the test.

Closer Look:

The box that the Sapphire X1950 PRO Ultimate Edition was packaged in was quite large. It had a see-thru display of the card with a robotic woman on the cover. On the back of the box, it shows some of the key features.


Once you get the card out, you get to see how nice the Zalman heatsink and fan is. Notice the power port, dual DVI connectors, and Crossfire connectors.



At the bottom of the box, you'll find a black box that includes a plethora of accessories. Inside is the user manual, driver CD, HDTV breakout cable, Crossfire bridge, S-Video cable, four-pin to six-pin power cable converter, DVI to D-Sub converters, a copy of PowerDVD, and a copy of the game Just Cause.


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing & Benchmark: Far Cry
  5. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  6. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  7. Benchmark: Quake 4
  8. Benchmark: NFS: Most Wanted
  9. Benchmark: Microsoft FSX
  10. Benchmark: 3D Mark 06
  11. Benchmark: RyderMark
  12. Conclusion
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