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So I'm looking for a video card upgrade for someone who now has an HDMI monitor. How does the HD 2600 PRO vs x850XT compare to each other? Is it worth an upgrade? Also is the memory bit any important?
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i got a 2600XT myself upgraded from my x700pro, and its a pretty big jump i tell you that. it can run most of the newer games now fine.just not max'ed settings. so unless youre hardcore gamer, the 2600's are a pretty good choice, but i think atm the 3000' series are pretty cheap too so might wanna look into that.
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Originally Posted by elito View Post
i got a 2600XT myself upgraded from my x700pro, and its a pretty big jump i tell you that. it can run most of the newer games now fine.just not max'ed settings. so unless youre hardcore gamer, the 2600's are a pretty good choice, but i think atm the 3000' series are pretty cheap too so might wanna look into that.
Not to rub it in your face or anything... but the X700 isn't a real cad.
    
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i got a 2600XT myself upgraded from my x700pro, and its a pretty big jump i tell you that. it can run most of the newer games now fine.just not max'ed settings. so unless youre hardcore gamer, the 2600's are a pretty good choice, but i think atm the 3000' series are pretty cheap too so might wanna look into that.
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Not to rub it in your face or anything... but the X700 isn't a real cad.
well i got it 3 years ago when 64 bits were just starting and if i recall correctly at the time,, it was x800, x850, and 700 was right below it, nvidia couldnt compete with ati then. so at tat time when i first brought it, IT WAS A CARD. its not a REAL card NOW. but 3 years ago it certainly was.
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mm the 2600pro doesnt seem appealing to me as it uses ddr2. what about the 2600xt vs x850xt?
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