Sapphire X1950 Pro 256 MB PCIe

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Introduction

 With all the new video cards available on the market today the manufactures are fighting for your dollar. This is good for us the consumers and Sapphire wants to make sure that you get the most bangs for your buck. The X1950 Pro could be the card for a reasonable price. With the new Native CrossFire, Core RV570, Shader Model 3.0 vertex and pixel shader support along with other features you just have to take a look.

 

First Impression

    Sapphire always makes sure to attract your attention with a stylish box that is loaded with information to help you make the right decision about your purchase.Sapphire says…The New Champion of the Mainstream Gaming
Targeting the adrenaline addicted minds of the avid gamers with jaw-dropping performance, Sapphire delivers enthusiast-class features to the mainstream with the RADEON X1950 PRO. The SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO promises to awaken the senses and free the imagination from the shackles of PC hardware limitations while remaining affordable. The Sapphire family of products are synonymous with extreme performance and reliability. The Sapphire X1950 PRO makes for a welcome addition to the family with its robust hardware offerings such as: the industry acclaimed X1950 GPU, 256MB of GDDR3 of onboard memory, CrossFire support, DirectX and OpenGL acceleration along with enhanced support for the Windows Vista 3D environment. Experience the price vs. performance champion with the Sapphire X1950 PRO!Card Specifications ATI X1950 Pro:Core RV570

Silicon Process 80nm

Transistor Count (millions) 330

Core Speed MHz 581

Memory Speed MHz (Effective) 702 (1.402GHz)

Memory Size 256 MB

Bus Standard PEG x16

Bus Width 256bit

ROPs 12

Pixel Shaders 36

Vertex Shaders 8

Peak Memory Bandwidth (GB/s) 44.2

Pixel Fillrate (million pixels/sec) 6,900

Texel Fillrate (million texels/sec) 6,900

API Compliancy DX 9.0c

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