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Which is better: Radeon X700 PRO AGP 256mb or Radeon X1600 Pro AGP 512MB

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by nalmario, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. nalmario New Member

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    I just bought the Radeon X700 pro but i want to switch to Radeon X1600 Pro AGP 512MB.Does anyone know which card is better.And which will have better performance in overclocking.
     
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    The X1600 Pro is the better card but dont get the 512mb version, go for the 256mb version (because the X1600 Pro doesnt make use of the 512mb of graphics because its not exactly an high-end card)

    Or if you want a better increase in performance go for an X850 (X850XT preferably) or X800 card (as both cards usually overclock well also) ;)
     
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    You are right Hookey. I would go for a X800 or X850 to. Depending on how much cash to spend.:laugh:
     
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    Cost of Sapphire GTO2 is a little MORE expensive then the X1600PRO. But hell you got to change to PCI-E =X If not get the X800Vivo or X850vivo then unlock to 16pipe.
     
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    I only have a agp card slot in my board and i dont wanna spend more money to buy a new mobo.so whats the best, worth it agp card,(the price and performance).
     
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    How much do you wanna spend?

    Visiontek Radeon X1600 XT Gamer Edition / 512MB GDDR3 / AGP 8x / Dual DVI / VIVO / CrossFire Ready / Video Card http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2467311&CatId=0

    OR you could get the X1650PRO which is the same card. You have to pay attention to the fact some are DDR2 and others will be DDR3.

    SAPPHIRE 100174L Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X CrossFire Support Video Card - Retail $129.99http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102057

    You can go back to the X800 or the x850 and get great performance, They are older cards and do not have all the same features that the new ones will have.
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    Nivida also has cards like the 7800GS it just how much do you wanna spend, and what would you wanna do?
     
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    My budget is less than $200 and i want to buy it at futureshop or bestbuy because i wanna exchange my redeon x700 pro which i just bought recently, but i think they dont carry any radeon X800 in agp only in PCI-e which is i dont have.thats why Im only good for agp cards
     
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    x1650 AGP edition... that's what you want. Get the store to order it if it's not in stock.

    Also think about X800 on ebay (risk) or internet store (with warranty)
     
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    The X850XT may not have SM3.0 but it would still smoke any X1600 model card :D
     
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    By the looks of it both of those stores have a terrible selection of GFX cards so your limiting yourself as to what you can get.

    Couldnt you shop elsewhere and sell your X700 on (ie to a friend or on ebay)

    I wouldnt go for the X1650 Pro either because it is still only 128Bit.

    You could get something like this from newegg m8 (X850 Pro 256Mb like Azn Tr14dZ said earlier) for only $129.99:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102606
     
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    LMFAO, how can it be 'CrossFire ready' when its an AGP card FFS (or have I missed something and theyve created a CrossFire AGP mobo! ROFLMFAO). The 512mb X1600 cards are aimed at n00bs that think the more memory you have on the card the better it will perform (ie an X1600 Pro 512mb Vs a X1800XT 256mb, we all know that the X1800 is the better performer but the general public doesnt)
     
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    more info for x850 pro

    thanks everyone for your help. I heard i have to unlock and flash my bios for x850 pro agp to get the right pipelines.is this correct.I have a mobo asrock P4v88.can my mobo handle this X850 card.and anyone knows a good site or forums about x850 vs other agp redeon cards.
     
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    X850 VIVO to be exact.
     
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    Just use this to compare cards: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php

    And Im sure that your mobo will handle a X850

    Look at these m8:

    X850 Pro Vs X1600 Pro: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=58&card2=369

    X850 Pro Vs your current card: http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=58&card2=322
     

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