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ATI Radeon X1600 Pro ddr3 or ddr2?

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March 17, 2006 5:43:51 PM

Ok, i'm confused, I'm looking for an x1600 agp card, because of avivo, price and gaming. x1300 is to slow, x1600xt agp doesn't exist (of course).
So why is http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...
so expensive compared too
http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_getprod.php/maste...
ati's version is listed with gddr3 on SOME sites, and others list it with ddr2?
This makes a huge difference does it not? I mean, if it actually has gddr3 isn't it basically an xt? But y so expensive compared to the xt? And why are there no reviews/benchmarks for this card?
Would it be worth the extra $? From the benchmarks i've seen the pro ddr2 isn't very good but the xt is on par with the 6800 in F.E.A.R.
Any help would be much appreciated.
March 17, 2006 6:51:31 PM

Yep, memory type doesn't mean squat (except in most cases gddr3 has WORSE latency than DDR2...

But usually as long as the rated speed is the same, it won't make a difference performancewise.
March 17, 2006 9:01:35 PM

ok, so why the huge price difference? Ati's x1600pro is nearly twice the price of saphires.
March 17, 2006 9:05:39 PM

Like Jeans, you're paying for a name brand.
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