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123Justin 02-20-2006 12:00 AM

x1600 vs. 6800GS
hey everyone i just wanted to know how much of a difference will i feel between these 2 cards, becuz here in Toronto the 6800GS is almost 80 dollars more than the x1600 and i was wondering if its worth it. thanks

also i want someone to clear something up, x1600PRO = AGP ?? x1600XT = PCI E???

quest1on 02-20-2006 12:02 AM

well since the DX10 is coming out the X1600 PRO and then just upgrade in like 3-2 years

FghtinIrshNvrDi 02-20-2006 09:15 AM

no, pro doesn't mean AGP and XT doesn't mean PCI-E. They're differennt cards, like 6800GT and a 6800Ultra. The differnce here is GDDR3 memory. The core clock is a little higher too.

The benchmarks suggest that the 6800GS is faster, but I don't think it's 80 dollars faster than the X1600XT. It's 80 dollars faster than the X1600Pro though.


123Justin 02-20-2006 10:28 AM

ooo in that case... then the GS is 40 bucks more than the XT, so is the GS worth 40 dollar more now?

003 02-20-2006 11:41 AM

Donno, are you willing to spend $40 more? If you are, yes.

maroon1 02-21-2006 05:40 AM

6800GS is the best choice for u

Nitestick 02-21-2006 06:03 AM

get the 6800gs.

Flanker 02-21-2006 12:22 PM

6800GS is without doubt better than the X1600XT. Come on people, its like comparing a 6800 to a 6800Ultra...or if you're comparing the X1600Pro to the 6800GS, then it'd be like comparing the 6600GT to a 6800Ultra. Huge difference and well worth it. You'd better be willing to overclock though.

Brtnboarder495 02-21-2006 01:15 PM

The 6800GS is faster due to more vertex engines and ROP's, although it has slower clocks than the X1600XT. Giving the X1600XT only 128-bit memory was a huge mistake on ATI's part too ... it's partly why it suffers in most games next to the 6800GS. Thankfully they won't be making the same mistake with the X1800GTO.

Flanker 02-21-2006 06:36 PM

If you're smart, you'll know not to compare the hardware specs for performance. The 6800GS performs like a 6800Ultra while the X1600XT performs little better than the 6600GT.

Performance simplified.

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