1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Fastest Agp card x1950pro hd2600

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by patton45, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. patton45

    patton45

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    179 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    ok so i want to put my agp slot so has anyone had the x1950pro or hd2600 i was leaning towards the 2600 but i dont think its supported by f@h yet either i really want to try and push my system agp benchmark system over 20k 3dm03 so which ever is faster is better i currently score 12031 with my agp benchmark and my agp slot at 88x8
     
  2. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,636 (2.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    729
    x1950pro is a bit faster but requires much more power and makes a lot more heat, wont do dx10, and honestly I think with the same settings my 2600xt looks better then my 1950pro did...

    Nice thing to the pro is if you run large resolutions, above 1280x1024 or really like to use AA/AF
     
    patton45 says thanks.
  3. patton45

    patton45

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    179 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    cool thanks im kinda suprised the pro is faster but ill be able to use it once im dont benchmarking for a f@h client so cool
     
  4. peach1971

    peach1971 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    652 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    Germany
    patton45 says thanks.
  5. von kain New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    782 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    49
    Location:
    athens/greece
    i would prefer a 2600 because of the uvd and the dx 10 even if is is a lot slower (plus what niko says power/heat/noise/)
     
  6. patton45

    patton45

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    179 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    cool ya i figured the shader processors would keep the 2600 up with the other but im lookin for overall performace i dont need dx10 this pc wont see vista ever even if it does not for gaming im just trying to max it out cause i have my proc scoring crazy oc'in for a 130um i really didnt expect to hit 2.75 on air espically at 48-56c load depending on apps and room temp
     
  7. patton45

    patton45

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    179 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    ok so im going to frys tomorrow to get a psu and if they have the gecube x1950xt im gettin it if not im gonna order it from newegg just couldnt find the xt earlier its deffinalty what im gonna go with. next i am going to try and see the max agp speed my mobo will got to 140 but i doubt i can get much past 110*8 im sure the x19**xt and such are bandwidth hogs on agp
     
  8. niko084

    niko084

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,636 (2.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    729
    Just to toss this in, I can show very truthful benchmarks that shot the 2600xt beating up the 1950pro pretty decent too....

    In "REALITY" without AA/AF or high resolution they run one with another.

    I have had both, and have my 1950xt's also.
     
  9. patton45

    patton45

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    179 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    so niko which is the fastest the 1950xt or 2600xt real world. i am more concerned about
    3dmark03 05
     
  10. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    3,480 (1.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    569
    Location:
    UK
    I would say that the x1950xt from gecube is defo the fastest AGP card around.
     
  11. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,595 (3.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,200
    1950 series has a lot more power then the 2600's but the 2600s have dx10.
     
  12. Pinchy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    5,109 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    284
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    It just depends on what you want.

    High resolution gaming with AA/AF = X1950 PRO.

    Gaming at 1280x1024 or less with no/little AA/AF = 2600 (Due to the less heat/power and more features, not because its faster, as they perform around the same).

    Although, if the computer is never going to see vista, and you have a decent PSU, id say X1950 PRO or XT over the 2600.
     
  13. peach1971

    peach1971 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    652 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    46
    Location:
    Germany
    You´re not talking about synth benchmarks, do you? ;)

    I mean, just scroll through those 33 game benchmarks on THG and you´ll find 1 (in a word: ONE) single result where the HD2600 XT outperforms the X1950 Pro: Warhammer @1024x768 with no AA/AF.

    Don´t get owned by hardware industries´ hype machinery (DDR-3 etc.). :toast:

    [​IMG]
    http://www.tomshardware.com/site/vgacharts/
     
  14. tkpenalty New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    6,958 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    345
    Location:
    Australia, Sydney
    A bit? You mean 150% more faster in some games? The HD2600PRO is NOT a replacement of the X1950PRO whatsoever. Even the HD2600XT, it comes nowhere near a X1950PRO in terms of performance. Yes at probably 640x480, but who on earth games at that resolution for older games anyway? Furthermore, the HD2600s are very weak once you turn up AA/AF, as well as the resolution.

    HD2600s dont get close to a X1950PRO at 1280x1024... Even if the HD2600XT can perform in DX10, it will do it in a speed that is unplayable, so I wouldn't use Direct X10 as a reason for buying it.

    Overall the X1950PRO will satisfy you more, with the mature drivers which have seemingly maxed out the performance of the card.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page