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Old 07-25-2006, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm on a budget of around 150-175. i'm going to use this for gaming w/ a X2 3800 AM2 w/ 2 GB RAM. what should i get:

Radeon X850XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102505

Radeon X1600XT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102033

Nvidia 7600GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283
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I vote the X1600XT.

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I vote the X1600XT.

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alright thanks. may i ask why? i just wanna know what specs and stuff make it the best pic and stuff. i don't know much about pixel pipelines and clocks other than higher numbers make them faster.
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well clocks are the speed that the video card can run at. and yes bigger numbers mean faster card

and I vote with dan. I am a NVIDIA fan but I think the 1600 would be best for one because the card in the system now is ATI and might work better with another ATI card. And also because it is a better deal money wise.
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well clocks are the speed that the video card can run at. and yes bigger numbers mean faster card
Nah, the 6800 obliterates the 7300.
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hrmmm i suggest you read some reviews before making any move
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i have read the reviews for them and i've come down to these 3 i was leaning towards the 7600GT but it's $40 more expensive than the 1600XT and i'm already going over what i origionally planned my budget to be.


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alright thanks. may i ask why? i just wanna know what specs and stuff make it the best pic and stuff. i don't know much about pixel pipelines and clocks other than higher numbers make them faster.
when i said this i meant i'm not sure how much of an effect pixel pipelines has an effect on power compared to core, memory...etc clocks

EXAMPLE: i've no clue what would be faster between a 12 pixel pipeline card with 1000 Mhz memory clock or a 16 pixel pipeline card at 800 Mhz.

you know what i'm asking now?

right now i'm thinking that a 12 pxpl at 1000 mhz would equal a 24 pxpl at 500 mhz. is that true?

as thanks for what you guys have said. some friends had told me to go 1600XT as well. so i'm definately leaning that way now.
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Mind you this does not go into specific cards... this gives you a general overview of the card, and what it can do... side by side... I would personally say the 7600GT

http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards....=385&card2=329

Texture and pixel fill rates are better, and I have heard that the 7600 OC's better if your going to do that... just my 2 cents
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yes.. after reading those reviews... i too would go with the 7600.. but i guess if your tight on money, i'd go with the x1600
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