Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Radeon 9600XT AiW Versus Sapphire X1600

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
May 28, 2006 5:19:12 AM

Im hoping someone can help me out on this....

I currently have an ATI radeon All in wonder 9600XT (128mb ddr, Agp8x) and can get a Sapphire radeon X1600 (512mb ddr, Agp8x) for about $200 CDN, but i have to know, does anyone know if it would be worth the upgrade? im not stupid, and i know 512mb is a lot more than 128, but im not sure if it would be worth the trouble. if it helps, heres my basic pc stats


mobo: ASUS Via K8T800
CPU: AMD athlon 64 3700+
RAM: 1 GB DDR-400 (2x512)

(note: i dont really use any of the All in wonder features, and would not miss them much if i was to upgrade)

thanks for a speedy response :) 
a c 365 U Graphics card
May 28, 2006 6:09:02 AM

The X1600XT will be faster than the 9600XT, but the 512mb of RAM is a waste because the processor is too slow to really use all of it. You are better off getting one that one has 256mb of RAM.

Here's one for about $150 CAD before shipping.
May 28, 2006 7:30:13 AM

Quote:
The X1600XT will be faster than the 9600XT, but the 512mb of RAM is a waste because the processor is too slow to really use all of it. You are better off getting one that one has 256mb of RAM.

Here's one for about $150 CAD before shipping.


Yeah. Unless your running some huge resolution the 512 is overkill. These

companies throw 512MB on as a selling feature(you said ...512>128), and

it's usually crap quality RAM..
Related resources
May 31, 2006 12:58:33 PM

the x1600xt is newer & more advanced...
my guess better than a 9800xt but slower than x800xl
June 1, 2006 8:44:59 AM

you also have to remember that the X1600Pro may have DDR2 ram, but the archi is newer and will be able to adapt better to everything that will come out when vista is ready
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 5:33:53 AM

Hold your horses and you might just see a review comparing similar cards.
June 2, 2006 5:38:38 AM

hes just trying to compare a X1600Pro wit a 9600XT AIW, what are the benchmarks gonna do?
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 6:03:36 AM

Gee, I always thought the purpose of benchmarks was to compare cards, silly me!
June 2, 2006 6:08:50 AM

ok, so, the point of comparing the 9600XT AIW and the X1600pro is......
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 7:27:01 AM

Wow, are you dense or just forgetfull? Read the first post in this thread, the guy wants to know if it's "worth the upgrade". This means a cost/benefit analysis. The benefit being improved game performance. So now he has to know how much better the new card would be than his current card. And the best way for him to know that is to see some performance numbers.
June 2, 2006 8:19:43 AM

do u really need to look at numbers to know the performance diff between a 9600XT aiw and a X1600Pro,
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 8:56:23 AM

You might be surprized at how poorly the X1600 Pro performs in some games.

Remember, the X1600 Pro AGP cost about as much as an X1600XT PCI-Express. Is it "worth it"? Probably only for a few people. Is this guy one of them? First we'd have to see the numbers.
June 2, 2006 9:01:11 AM

the 1600pro is as low as 100, while the xt is as low as 130 (and thats wit a 20$ rebate)
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 9:11:58 AM

Wrong again, the X1600 Pro AGP 512MB doesn't go below $120, even after rebate, and I've never even seen an X1600 XT AGP.

You wouldn't happen to be "fudging the numbers" using PCI-Express prices to justify your argument against my AGP analysis, would you?
June 2, 2006 9:20:41 AM

How about this, first off, everyone is saying that 512 isn't gonna be worth it, so i figure hes not gonna go for it, the X1600Pro 256 mb is as low as 96, just to be clear. Now , no one ever said anything about an x1600xt being agp, you just brought up an x1600xt pci-e , so i just said that they get as low as 130 with a 20 $ rebate. and as for the whole benchmark thing, I've owned the 9600XT AIW, the X1600Pro and an X1600XT
a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2006 9:30:09 AM

Actually he did say AGP, read the first post again. He's replacing an AGP8x card, and if that's not specific enough, he's putting the new card into a ASUS Via K8T800 motherboard.
June 2, 2006 9:31:24 AM

Quote:
You might be surprized at how poorly the X1600 Pro performs in some games.

Remember, the X1600 Pro AGP cost about as much as an X1600XT PCI-Express. Is it "worth it"? Probably only for a few people. Is this guy one of them? First we'd have to see the numbers.



See, read that above, thats y i said how much the XT was in the first place.
!