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x700 512mb VS x1600 256mb

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Sonicboy, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Sonicboy New Member

    Oct 24, 2004
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    I can get two videocards for more or less the same price (+- 125 euro), but which one should i choose?


    First one is a X1600 pro card with 256mb ddr2-ram. I think this chip is better than a x700, but as this is a fairly cheap card (€120) i think this one i stripped down from other x1600 cards.


    This is the other one. A X700 card with 512mb ddr2-ram. This might be a good card, with such a load of memory, but i don't know if it can hold its performances over the x1600 listed above.

    I just want a good gamers-card at a reasonable price. I'm not interested in other aspects such as video-playback and so on... I only consider these two cards, as it is in the same store where my new pc is made.

    Thanx for answers and greetings
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  2. Nemesis881 New Member

    Jun 22, 2006
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    I would go with the 1600 just because of the 12 pixel shaders. My x700pro 256mb only has 8 pixel shaders and it has trouble with 1024x768 with eye candy turned on unless I have it overclocked to peak. (don't worry I got a ATI silencer on it!!)
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