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7600GS or X1600 PRO?

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Ok guys, my dad will not get a X1800GT (gee, I wonder why). Now, I'm stuck again, and would like some help (again). I'm looking at a Diamond Viper (I'll get Sapphire, if they get back in stock in time) X1600 PRO 512MB, and an ASUS 7600GS 512MB. I don't want any fanboys saying ATi sucks!! Because, truthfully, I don't know which brand to go with anymore. I think they both have 12 pipes, and 128-bit interface. Do either of them have their pros/cons? And could somebody list them?

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Links to the cards you are deciding on?
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Sorry, here ya go

X1600 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=326723

7600GS http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=324069 Another thing, I know this has passive cooling. I have some Arctic Silver Thermal Paste (no its not 5), I'm gonna apply some with an AMD HSF (if I have another one).
    
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BTW legoman, your sig is too big, 8 lines max, Id change it before you get shouted out by some mod (happened to me).

Dont know a thing about the difference between the cards, I would simply go for the ATI because its cheeper, but I think the 7600 can overclock better
    
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Actually, they are the same price. Except for the Sapphire which is like $10 more.
    
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X1600 $144.99 (rebate)
7600 $159.99

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SAPPHIRE Radeon X1600PRO 512MB /w free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102652
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post #8 of 20
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Ok, you caught me there. Rebates are teh enemy!! Yeah, I haven't had much luck with rebates in the past.

Oh, snap!! $129 for a Sapphire X1600? How could I miss that? I'm at school so I can't really do anything.
    
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if you can afford $159 i would go for a 256mb X1600XT http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=321733
it has less memory but its ddr3 and it performs somewhat better than both those cards.
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Doesn't the Sapphire have GDDR2 memory? Isn't it better than DDR3?

Nevermind, I looked at the page... It's GDDR3, not DDR3. My bad.
    
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