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Old 01-16-2009, 07:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks!
How much faster is X1650PRO over 3450 ?
(X1650PRO is only DirectX 9)
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Probably not much faster.

Considering the fact that the cards are about 2 generations apart.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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After weeks of messing around with different video cards, I chose the 2600 Pro, for the full DirectX 10 support. I don't think I would choose a different card if the option came. I don't know what today's prices are on them, but I picked mine up for $115. It's a little pricey for a 'dead' interface, but it's worth it to keep the computer going for another couple years.
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Old 01-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks. 2600XT is selling for $62. If the difference is not great, I would like to stay around $50 max (new/sale/used).

Please compare performance 3450 with others :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121273 -- $44
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131136 -- $62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102073R -- $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814129126 -- $49.99
Visiontek HD 2400 PRO OC 256MB -- $44
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You listed the 2600xt twice under the 62$ and the 44$. Becarefull if you decide to go with the 2600xt alot of the reviews said they recieved a 256mb card instead of the intended 512
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256MB vs 512MB. That makes a big difference in performance.
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i had a 2600 HD and it was garbage......lol i liked the 9800 pro that was a good card for its time.....
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i had a 2600 HD and it was garbage......
Please tell what was the problem.
I had recomendation for HD2600XT over 3450 in performance.
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2600 XT uses the 2900 Core does it not?

So that's the main reason the 2600 XT > HD 2600
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i liked the 9800 pro, and yes your right, the 2600 HD is crap, the 2600 XT is decent....but price wise cant go wrong with a x1950.....or a 7600 gt...
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