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post #1 of 20
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I need to change my ATI Radeon 9800pro (AGP) because I burned it. My friend suggested me a brand new Radeon x1600 or a 6600GT, both are 150$. Are they worth it, which is better?
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post #2 of 20
get the 6600gt, i can play any game in it with med/high settings @ 1024*768 with smooth fps
post #3 of 20
x1600 is much better than the 6600, but im not sure they come in agp, im pretty sure they dont...if they do look for the xt version
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post #4 of 20
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I called at my shop and they confirmed me the x1600pro for 150$US
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post #5 of 20
is there not an xt version u can purchase, because the pro only has DDR2 and the xt has DDR3 will make a big difference
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post #6 of 20
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Also, my Radeon 9800pro is 128MB, will a 512MB x1600 make a big difference over the 256MB? And if we compare the 9800pro 128mb to a x1600, is it a really big difference?
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post #7 of 20
Depends on the game you will play. If the game is more memory hungry the 512 will help otherwise you will not notice a big difference over the 256
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post #8 of 20
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Ok, then I think I'll go for the 512mb it's a 10$ diff. But if we compare 9800pro 128 to x1600 512m is it a big difference? Thanks for the help.
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post #9 of 20
Yes you will defenitly notice a difference. It has newer technology and faster ram.
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post #10 of 20
Make sure the x1600 is AGP though or else you'll have a nice looking video card on your desk.
    
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