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Old 12-04-2006, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am wanting to upgrade my graphics card which is an ATI Radeon X700. To either a x1950 but im affraid my system might bottle neck it or an x1650

The two cards im looking at are

X1950 -

X1650 -

System Specs
CPU - Intel P4 Prescott 3.4GHZ
HDD - 2 x 160GB
PSU - 430 watts that came with case upgradeing it to this one when i order graphics card

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-04-2006, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The X1650pro is a horrible card, the 7600GS can outperform it and it cost less

The X1950pro is the best out of these three ^^

But if you can stretch your budget then get 7900GTO which can beat X1950pro by far

If the 7900GTO is expensive for you then get 7950GT, the 7950GT is still better than X1950pro

And you will computer will not bottle neck any of these cards

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Old 12-04-2006, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is a benchmark that compares 7600GS to X1650pro

The 7600GS is the clear winner

And here is a benchmarks that compares 7950GT to X1950pro

7950GT is the clear winner, and even 7900GT is better than X1950pro

X1950pro performs equally to 7900GS
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get the X1950. It won't bottleneck it - only will have less performance than a Core 2 or AMD 64.
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