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Old 08-09-2006, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My friends parents said he could get one of these graphics cards...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142060

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143067

So wich is better?

He will only be playing counter strike source.

Thats the only game he could afford...
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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x1600pro is better


edit: i just looked at some 7300gt reviews and i'm surprised because they're pretty good, hehe... i'd say w/e's cheaper is better (although still sorta leaning towards the x1600pro)
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i would say the 7300GT nvidia has better drivers and its cheaper but eather way ull be happy.
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The X1600 is the same price if you look there is a rebate and they are both 79.99 . ive always had ATI cards and theyve never done me wrong, so id deff go with that.
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Either the x1600 or this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131007 if your friend is allowed to pick other cards =\
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yeah i bought the same powercolor card from newegg.com for $89. its a steal considering these cards were $250+ like a year ago. I think the x800gto is better than those first two cards listed right?
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oops my bad my friend just sayed that the ati card his parents want him to get has 4 pixelpipelines.

The bfg geforce one has 8 pipelines.

Those cards are the only ones his parents will let him get.

So wich is better?
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yeah i bought the same powercolor card from newegg.com for $89. its a steal considering these cards were $250+ like a year ago. I think the x800gto is better than those first two cards listed right?
Yeah. The x800GTO is a really nice card for the price.

But if i had to pick one of those two, it would be the x1600PRO.
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what are pixelpipelines?

does it have something to deal with the picture?
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no it's how much data the GPU can transport to the CPU/RAM and so on but the more pipes the better
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