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Which is a better deal 7600GT 65$ used ,X1950GT 99$ used,HD2600XT 99$ new, AGP ?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by wolf2009, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    Which is a better deal 7600GT 65$ used ,HD2600XT 99$ new, AGP ?

    OK i found these cards for my AGP system:

    P4 3 Ghz , ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe , 1.7 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Creative X-fi Xtreme Audio, 420 W PSU (18 A on 12 V ) , Radeon 9250 256 MB .

    XFX 7600 GT - 65 $ , old


    HD 2600 XT 256 MB - 99 $ , new ( newegg )

    I'm in a dilemma , to buy which card . My doubt is if the old cards die out in me , i will not get a new card as i'm tight on budget . On the other hand if i get a new hd2600 xt and its drivers dont work , i'm screwed again .

    EDIT : x1950 GT removed , coz its sold .
     
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    Just grab the HD 2600XT. The X1950GT is about the same performance but the 2600XT should run alot cooler.
     
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    I doubt the 2600xt is as fast as a 1950.
     
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    x1950 for sure
    btw x1950gt is just a down-clocked x1950pro
     
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    I thought it had less pipes too.
     
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    no same pipes I had one
     
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    i got pics to prove it, just look in the buy/sell section
     
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    well in that case a 1950 is better lol
     
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    lol
     
  10. wolf2009 Guest

    haha , i knew u would say that :toast: . keeping an eye on ur offer too man . a guy very tight on budget , barely able to pay his college tution , with a 5 yr old PC , who does not have budget to upgrade to the cheapest C2D has to keep in mind every dollar spent .
     
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    7600GT if strapped for cash.

    X1950 if wanting a little more oomph.
     
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    I would go for the 2600XT man.

    1. It is new
    2. Its much more efficient therefore will run much cooler
    3. Reqs much less power than the X1950
    4. Is DX10 in case you wanna play some newer games
    5. it would also make a great card to turn your pc into a media pc if you upgrade later on

    :)
     
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    1950 or 2600xt - depends on how much ram the 1950 has. 512MB would make it the winner.
     
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    nope, the 2600xt 512mb and 256mb gets spanked by the x1950gt 256mb in pretty much every benchmark I have seen

    http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=858&model2=726&chart=318

    BUT
    if you can get a X1900GT, not the X1950GT because the X1900GT has the RV580 while the X1950GT and PRO have the RV570

    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=415&card2=466

    heres a link for the X1900GT on ebay for 89 dollars

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ATI-Radeon-X190...ryZ40158QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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  16. wolf2009 Guest

    guys. guys , i really appreciate ur help , but plz read , i'm looking for an agp card .
     
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    1950 AGP is the winnar then.
     
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    hey wolf if you would have posted 2 days b4 you did, I would have sold you my x1950gt, lol
     
  19. wolf2009 Guest

    so is it already sold ? then i better take the 1950 out of the choice , coz that makes my choice easier .
     
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    yeah I already got rid of it
     
  22. wolf2009 Guest

    alrite .
     
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    You can get a 7600GT on auction sites for a lot cheaper than 65USD, possible less than half that, I know, I just got one, and brand new from a shop, with warranty and a nice little return policy. The experience turned me into a strong believer in auction sites for slightly outdated cards.
     
  24. wolf2009 Guest

    I already got 7600 GT and lovin it , thread can be closed .
     
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    8600gt ftw, thx
     

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