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Old 01-10-2008, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I havent been able to really find much on this card but it seems to be cheap. My friend has a Geforce 7300le and i was wondering if this would be a worth while upgrade for him?
Buy.com - Diamond Viper Radeon X1650PRO Graphics Card - ATi Radeon X1650PRO 600MHz - 512MB GDDR2 SDRAM - PCI Express x16 - X1650PCIE512
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Wow those 1650's are really coming down. I ran a 1650 pro until i built my last rig and it played most stuff fine at 1650x1080. What games is he planning to run?
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Wow thats really cheap for that card.
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rome total war, company of heroes, maybe a little oblivion and battlefield
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It will definately struggle on oblivion. I mainly used mine for playing world of warcraft.
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how about compared to a 7300le? he can barely run it on that, lowest settings. (i know nothing about ati)
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The 1650 is already 2 generations old at this point and was only a midrange card. The 7300 is probably close to around 2 generations old also and looks to be a low end card. Personally, if he can swing it, i would just save a bit more for a 3850.

Newegg.com - VisionTek 900203 Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Its going to be more money, but its current gen and should play basically every game on the market for at least a year or 2.
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