We can be very brief on the performance of ATI’s newest card; we were already impressed with the results of the X1900XTX and the new card is just offering that but extra which enables it to surpass nVidia’s fastest single GPU card, the 7900GTX. When taking the extra features in account, like the possibility to use FSAA and HDR rendering together, we can only conclude that buying a X1950XTX is a good choice. Since a few weeks there is an extra reason to consider an ATI card; Intel’s 975X chipset for the Core 2 Duo offers official support for CrossFire, but not for nVidia’s SLI.
The main reason for considering this card however must be the price strategy that ATI has implemented. ATI promises that these cards will be available in stores for £ 299, and if they can live up to this promise, we can only say that the X1950XTX is the card to get.