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Old 02-20-2006, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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???
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Old 02-20-2006, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well since the DX10 is coming out the X1600 PRO and then just upgrade in like 3-2 years
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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.

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ooo in that case... then the GS is 40 bucks more than the XT, so is the GS worth 40 dollar more now?
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Donno, are you willing to spend $40 more? If you are, yes.
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6800GS is the best choice for u
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get the 6800gs.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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