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X550 Downgrade compared to X1600PRO

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So im thinking on getting a new PC with PCI-E. I'm gonna need a new gfx card for that, so basically how much worse is the 50 dollar X550 compared to the 80 dollar X1600PRO?
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A lot.
    
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Like 3000 points in 3DMark06 a lot.
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Think of going from an athlon 64 to a pentium III.
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post #5 of 11
X550 is just a 9550 on PCIe, an X1600 pro would be much better.
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post #6 of 11
I think you have your answer
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post #7 of 11
The X550 Is as good as Intergrated graphics IMO. Its a major difference between the X1600 PRO. Seriously go with the X1600PRO
post #8 of 11
The X1600PRO is MUCH better. Consider this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102019R

It is open box, but its a rebadged X1600XT
 
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post #9 of 11
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Haha thank for clearing this up for me..would've been a big mistake lol. Thanks for the help.
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post #10 of 11
I say go for a X1950. it might be a little more, but it would be really, really worth it.
since you are going pci-e, you'd be able to get another one later and crossfire them. they have the internal attachments, not the lame external crap.

I know I'm parcial to the x1950 pro because I just got one, but if you are going ati, it's the best bang for you buck, i think.

Plus the prices are only going to come down, so you should be able to pick up a second one for alot cheaper.
    
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