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I've just noticed that ATI sells x1600s for about 250 dollars while Sapphire has them out for 150ish..... I'm just curious what the difference is between the 2 that merits for the 100 dollar price difference
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It really depends, the cheapest could be better than the other one, or opposite, just check the specs, memory/core speed, pixel pipelines, technologies.... and then feedbacks, if everyone says, the drivers are incompatible or sucks for example, then you know you don't want to get that one.
    
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The brand name. The cards that Sapphire is selling they actually supply to ATI. These cards are going to be pretty much identical unless one has a different cooler on it or something. Go with the Sapphire card.
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Go with the cheapest one. And Sapphire is pretty reliable.
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lol, I already bought mine from sapphire, i just noticed however, that they had quite a price difference....even though they have the same specifications
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I have 2x SAPPHIRE X1600XT W/256 GDDR3 CrossFired thay work great for the $$price$$
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my Sapphire X1600PRO 512 is picture perfect
    
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