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the 1650. it makes more use of its power more efficiently. the 2600 has dx10 but as previously stated, not enough to make it that great of a card. the 1600 is only dx9, but is plenty powerful enough to do want you want and will over clock pretty good too and is almost half the cost of the 2600.
The 1650 is $30 the 2600Pro im leaning towards is $35, but the memory on the 2600 pro is only 1Ghz, while the 1650's is 1.4Ghz, with that info, and not caring about power consumption, which is better?(getting a 8800GT in july, and a 600Watt 80% efficient PSU<-- which is why power consumption is useless to me) Im hoping to install vista to, can i use a dx9 card for vista?
Edited by Infinitegrim - 6/8/08 at 3:38pm
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dude i had a 6600 before I got my better card for like 40 bucks it was good for general computing on vista.
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The 1650 is $30 the 2600Pro im leaning towards is $35, but the memory on the 2600 pro is only 1Ghz, while the 1650's is 1.4Ghz, with that info, and not caring about power consumption, which is better?(getting a 8800GT in july, and a 600Watt 80% efficient PSU<-- which is why power consumption is useless to me) Im hoping to install vista to, can i use a dx9 card for vista?
sorry i was looking at the 55.00 2600. but yes, the 1600 has faster memory and can be over clocked pretty good as well. and yes you can use a dx9 card in vista.
    
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Personally if that's where your looking to end up I'd just get the 8800gt now. I can't see them getting much cheaper anytime soon when you take into consideration the rebates they are currently offering. Chances are they'll be the same price in 6 months just not offering the rebate. Rumors are that they are losing money on the cards as is.

If your considering this $30 spent as adding onto your final cost of the 8800gt I'd just grab it now for sure.
Edited by Cato - 6/8/08 at 4:08pm
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Are you sure the money you will lose by purchasing a GPU now will be more than made up for in the price drops due to occur with Nvidia's new releases? Even if you resell the intermediate GPU you will undoubtedly take a loss.
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