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Is x600Pro to an x1600Pro A good choice?

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I have an 256 MB Radeon X600 XT HyperMemory and I want to know if upgrading to an x1600 Pro will be a good choice. Here is the one I have been looking at:

http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...2E16814102653R

Will it bring my graphics capabilities up substantially or will it not be much of an increase.

Also what is better XT or Pro?

And my price range is up to around $125.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 60
I think XT are generally much better than pro.

I also reckon it should be a good increase.
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my friend has a AGP version of that, it worked very well, nice overclocker to, he went from a fx5200 and you can guess the results. doesn't hyper memory mean it takes system memory? if it does it will be a good investment. if it doesn't, it will be a good investment.
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post #4 of 60
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Ok thanks.

What would be the biggest difference between 256MB and 512MB?

And out of that first one and these 3, what would be best?

http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...82E16814142061
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...2E16814102657R
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...2E16814161160R
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Here is a comparison of the two cards just so you can get a little more information on them.

For ATi Radeon series cards, the XT is always the best (and sometimes by far), the Pro is the middleman, and SE (S*** Edition as I know it by) is always the worst and sometimes performs as low as the series below XT editon.

What is your maximum price that you are willing to spend on an upgrade? And always make sure you buy a card with the proper socket (PCI-Express or AGP).

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Ok thanks.

What would be the biggest difference between 256MB and 512MB?

And out of that first one and these 3, what would be best?

http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...82E16814142061
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...2E16814102657R
http://e3wwwtest.newegg.com/Product/...2E16814161160R

Out of all of those cards, personally I would go with the HIS but they all have the same specs so I would go for the connect3D or HIS. Sapphire is the same thing as a straight up ATI video card (same manufacturer). If you have the money go HIS for the HSF if not go with the Connect3D.
    
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you may want to look into a x1650xt card. It is a newer model and has internal crossfire support so you can easily upgrade down the road
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102068
$95 after MIR
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you may want to look into a x1650xt card. It is a newer model and has internal crossfire support so you can easily upgrade down the road
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102068
$95 after MIR
But you have to make sure he has a Crossfire-compatible motherboard and such. Speaking of, please fill out your computer specs by going to your User CP in the upper menu bar
    
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512mb will only benifit you if you run a games at pretty high res.otherwise a 256mb should do.
    
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you may want to look into a x1650xt card. It is a newer model and has internal crossfire support so you can easily upgrade down the road
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102068
$95 after MIR

I completely agree with this. IMO there are better choices at 100$:
-x1650pro
-x1650XT
-7600GT
-8500GT

Any of them is better than a x1600pro. More than 256 MB would be useless, the vid cards can't use them... it's marketing. When you sell though, it's nice to post a 512megs card, there are more that crows towards
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post #10 of 60
I would recommend you getting a 7600GT its alot better and around the same price after MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Or if you want to spend abit heres a few cards that should do you nicely

X1950GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102034

7900GS KO

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...745&CatId=1558

X1950Pro

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...966&CatId=1560

Don't really now which is better but its all down to your budget dude, i would get one of these 3 then wait till then new DX10 cards/DX10 games come out before you think about upgrading. Then should last you as there all great cards.
    
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