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I am looking at buying this card ATI Radeon X850 Pro 256MB AGP for $299.99 CAN at futureshop, but is it much faster than any 6600GT?
Thanks Matt
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I am looking at buying this card ATI Radeon X850 Pro 256MB AGP for $299.99 CAN at futureshop, but is it much faster than any 6600GT?
Thanks Matt
Yes! Its better straight out of the box then the 6600GT. With the x850pro you have a possibility of unlocking 4 more pixel pipelines with a BIOS flash. (x850pro -> x850xtpe) but with the 6600GT what you see is what you get. The x850pro is an awesome choice!
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Also, don't pay that much for that card.
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On the futureshop website it says that this video card has 16 pipelines

This must be a mistake?

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN
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the answer to your question is 'yes.' but i'll tell you that you wont notice the diffrence without a processor upgrade aswell
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On the futureshop website it says that this video card has 16 pipelines

This must be a mistake?

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...gon=&langid=EN
Yeah, its a mistake, or they are selling an x850 XT instead of Pro. Pro's have 12 pipes, and XT/XTPE's have 16. The people running that reseller are stupid, you should look elsewhere for the same card, check that store up on www.resellerratings.com
But $299 CDN is an okay price for an x850 Pro.
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I am looking at buying this card ATI Radeon X850 Pro 256MB AGP for $299.99 CAN at futureshop, but is it much faster than any 6600GT?
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The x850pro beats the 6600gt no matter what you do to the 6600gt..
    
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