Despite the fact that high end
products from ATI losses to NVIDIA at the performance levels, ATI has some nice products in the mainstream market and this video card
MSI RX1950PRO-T2D256E is my best example.
I own this card for about two months and I'm very satisfied of my aqusition. This card has a lot number of advantages that really worth to be mentioned:
- The price is insane for this level of performance
- Performance is just great with all quality settings enabled, I play all games with max quality settings 6xAA, and 16x anisotropic
- CrossFire now with simple internal connector
- HDTV output, for HD future movies
- 36 pixel shaders and 12 vertex shaders, quite a reserve of performance for future games
- 3 years warranty
- no Directx 10 support, but is my opinion that all future games(1-2 years) will support for Directx 9
- small room overclock, especially for the memory, the core overclocks a little better
- a bit high power consumption, about 85 w
Conclusion. This card is really the best on it's class, It's cheap, fast enough for screen resolutions
such as 1600x1200, and dhas perfect connectivity and features, the only serious minus is the Directx 10 lack.