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Was 90 cash CAD for a HD2600XT worth it?

post #1 of 10
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As the title says (Shappire Radeon 2600XT 256MB GDDR4). I don't know if I got a good deal or not :S.

Anyone know if it i made the right choice?


*EDIT* I MEANT 2600 - title has typo*
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post #2 of 10
2900XT clearly yes (the title says 2900)

2600XT clearly no, rip-off
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post #3 of 10
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err i meant 2600 T_T i guess i got ripped. i saw on www.canadacomputers.com it was ~150 and now it's 112.99
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post #4 of 10
I searched a bit, it's no rip-off, I overreacted. I thought it's 90 US $... I wouldn't say it's a good deal, but let's say it's a fair price.

For gaming there are better options (2900GT for example at the same price point), but a more silent option with HD acceleration you have the 2600XT GDDR4 (or 3670 which is exactly the same thing).
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+rep for the help
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post #6 of 10
ddr4 2600XT for 90 is not bad here in Canada, I had 2x Gddr3 of 2600XT (256 and 512) sold them while back they are very decent video cards for that price
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post #7 of 10
It's a fair price. I've had mine for 5 - 6 Months and love it. I've been playing Crysis lately with everything on medium at 1280x1024. It was an amazing upgrade coming from a Geforce 2 hahahaha.

If you are looking to watch HD or Blueray disks this is your card.
    
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post #8 of 10
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Chyea. I'm loving it. ESP hooking it up to my 46'' plasma with and HDMI cable ^_^
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post #9 of 10
The 2600XT isn't too bad a card. I have one in my mum's pc, and it scores as much on 3DMark06 as my old 7900GT did (not-oced), with similar CPU oc's.
post #10 of 10
Great card for an HTPC and even for some gaming. Never OCed yet, but this baby handles quite a lot of what I throw at it. Even plays crysis with decent frame rates. However, I just scored an HD2900GT from ebay for $99, so if u can find another 2900GT at that price range, go for it. The 2900GT is a killer card though, 8k 3dmark06 with a 2.4Ghz AMD Athlon 4200+. Thats insane for the price.
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