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looking for a card for my second rig which will be primarily used to play cs1.6
what im considering are the following 2 cards
x1600pro
6600gt
leaning towards the 6600gt but im not sure as i have heard a lot of good things about the x1600pro could someone give me a bit of info about which one is better and why?
BTW this is for agp if you have not alredy figured that out
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post #2 of 12
Well...

The X1600PRO is good, it's got good speeds, SM3.0, HD, and some other new features. Depending on which one you get, it can be good card.

Theres the 512MB GDDR2, which is wasteful with 128bit mem interface
Theres the 256MB GDDR2, which is decent, but still hurts with the 128bit
Then the 128MB GDDR3, which coupled with 128Bit Mem is probably the best OCer.

There's also some weird deal with the Pipelines.
Not sure exactly how it went.

Then the 6600GT is a great card as well, but as far as I know, they're both about equal in everyones eyes.

Get the cheapest one.
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post #3 of 12
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Get the cheapest one.
best prices i have found for them after doing a lot of shopping around at computer stores where i live (dont want to buy online)
165-x1600pro
166-6600gt
this is why im asking as the price of either of them is not an issue its just deciding which to buy
prices are in $$CAD
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post #4 of 12
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common people somones gotta know which one is better
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by skillz
looking for a card for my second rig which will be primarily used to play cs1.6
what im considering are the following 2 cards
x1600pro
6600gt
leaning towards the 6600gt but im not sure as i have heard a lot of good things about the x1600pro could someone give me a bit of info about which one is better and why?
BTW this is for agp if you have not alredy figured that out
Why would you even want to spend $100+ on a card that will mostly handle CS 1.6??? I'm puzzled.

Get a FX5500 or FX5700 for $50~60 bucks and either one should handle CS 1.6 and even some major games at low settings. (Just make sure to get a 128-bit one )
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I'd go X1600 for sure, much newer with newer features and etc. also its 90nm (I think, isnt all of ATIs X1 series 90nm?) so it should OC pretty well.
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post #7 of 12
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Why would you even want to spend $100+ on a card that will mostly handle CS 1.6??? I'm puzzled.

Get a FX5500 or FX5700 for $50~60 bucks and either one should handle CS 1.6 and even some major games at low settings. (Just make sure to get a 128-bit one )
well the idea of getting one of those cards is so that if i ever want to play newer games on it i can.. and there for only spend $160 once insted of $80 now and then $160 6 months down the road when i decide i want something better im 16 and only work part time spending $160 on hardware a big decision
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by skillz
well the idea of getting one of those cards is so that if i ever want to play newer games on it i can.. and there for only spend $160 once insted of $80 now and then $160 6 months down the road when i decide i want something better im 16 and only work part time spending $160 on hardware a big decision
You've got that right !
I been waiting for the 6200NU prices to go down and now I can get one for like 60 bucks and flash it to a 6600... !
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post #9 of 12
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I'd go X1600 for sure, much newer with newer features and etc. also its 90nm (I think, isnt all of ATIs X1 series 90nm?) so it should OC pretty well.
i think thats what i will do now if only i was pci-e i found a store locally selling the saphire x1600pro bran new for $130CAD insted ill have to pay $160ish thx
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post #10 of 12
The X1600Pro beats the 6600GT im pretty sure.
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