hi my fiend has an aging athlon rig and needs a middle rage gfx card to tie him over till conroe prices and the other components for the platform come down, as his 9650 has packed in and two choices ive loked at are a x1600 pro or a x800xt
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I would go for the x800xt, it lacks the sm3 support but is much faster. And if he's gonna upgrade, the x800xt will last long enough.
Get the X800XT, it's more powerful, and it's a better choice, even though it lacks SM3 and HDR.
There's some good deals on AGP cards at ATI's site. I'm thinking about getting one of these two: