PowerColor X1950PRO 256MB With Arctic Cooling
Just about a week ago, ATi officially launched the Radeon X1950PRO graphics accelerator with her partners. These X1950PRO graphics accelerators literally came in all shapes and sizes (“reference” is becoming a taboo these days). If you want to find out more about the launch, you can check out this article. =D The X1950PRO graphics accelerator uses the new 80 nm GPU known as the RV570.
80 nm my dears! We’re entering a New Era!
256MB of 1.4 ns memory from Samsung.
Sporting 12 Texture Mapping Units, relatively high GPU and memory clocks, gDDR3 memory buffer, and supposedly improved power efficiency. The X1950PRO seems to fullfil the mid to highend graphics accelerator market perfectly. Here at VR-Zone, specifications are put to the test, and what we have with us today is PowerColor’s X1950PRO.
Before I move on to cover the details, I’d like to apologise to our dearest readers for this late review. No doubt many hardware sites have put up their X1950PRO articles on the very day NDA was lifted, but having spent a little more time with this new piece of hardware, I can safely promise a much more in-depth writeup.
We know many of you love shootouts, so we’ve pitted this Johnny-come-lately against a range of graphics accelerators from other brands and makes. Enjoy!
Who shall emerge winner in this competitive playing field?