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Old 11-28-2005, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i have option for these card.

ATI SAPPHIRE X1300 256M $120 ca.
ATI SAPPHIRE X1300 PRO 256M $128
ATI SAPPHIRE X1300 512M $149

any expert out there want to tell me wich one is best buy.
thanks.
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The 512mb one is a total rip off, the card dosn't even have the horsepower to use even half of that. The X1300PPO is probably the best choice, and it's a very decent overclocker. However if you are looking for a gaming card, none of these will fit the bill. Look into 6800GS or the X800GTO2
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For your price range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142052

It will be $158 after mail-in rebate... It will unlock and overclock into a card that is almost twice as much. You will need to flash the bios, we can help you with that here.
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You seem to be an ATI fan anyway I could convince you to get a geforce 6800?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...InnerManu=1402
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For your price range:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142052

It will be $158 after mail-in rebate... It will unlock and overclock into a card that is almost twice as much. You will need to flash the bios, we can help you with that here.
No the GTO versions don't unlock, only the Sapphire GTO2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102634
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The Connect3D x800GTOs have been known to have a high x850XT unlocking possibility...although you are right in saying the GTO2s are guranteed to unlock to 16 pipelines
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The X1300s are not good cards. If you must go ATI, go with the X800GTO, but I would really suggest an Nvidia 6600GT or 6800.
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Ditto that..
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6800GS is the way to go
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