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X800PRO vs 7600GT

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January 24, 2007 3:13:22 PM

Hi everyone,

I want to upgrade my old ATI 9500 Pro for a new card. The thing is, I bought an 19" wide LCD with 1440x900 resolution and I want to be able to play games at this resolution (you know, there's nothing like native resolution on an LCD!).

I'm considering a 7600GT, but I found a deal for a used X800 Pro for 100 EUR (the 7600GT here in Portugal starts at 180 EUR).

My question is: do you think the 7600GT is worth the extra 80 EUR? Apart from having the new shader model and stuff, is the performance vastly superior to the X800 Pro?

Just for you to know, my system specs are this: MSI 661FM2 board, P4 3.0GHz skt478, 1GB memory, AGP platform.

Regarding games, I play Far Cry, HL2, Fear and rFactor (great driving sim!).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Best regards.

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January 24, 2007 3:31:00 PM

Performance wise, the 7600GT is the superior card, but not vastly superior.
January 24, 2007 3:34:48 PM

I'd say grab the cheaper one and save the rest of the money for a whole new system.
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January 24, 2007 3:45:46 PM

Damn... those prices suck! I just saw a 7600GT for $50 after rebate a few weeks ago. It must suck for you guys over in Europe. :( 
January 24, 2007 3:46:10 PM

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Damn... those prices suck! I just saw a 7600GT for $50 after rebate a few weeks ago. It must suck for you guys over in Europe. :( 


Given the two, I'd go with whichever one has better OCing potential.
January 24, 2007 4:12:19 PM

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Hi everyone,

I want to upgrade my old ATI 9500 Pro for a new card. The thing is, I bought an 19" wide LCD with 1440x900 resolution and I want to be able to play games at this resolution (you know, there's nothing like native resolution on an LCD!).

I'm considering a 7600GT, but I found a deal for a used X800 Pro for 100 EUR (the 7600GT here in Portugal starts at 180 EUR).

My question is: do you think the 7600GT is worth the extra 80 EUR? Apart from having the new shader model and stuff, is the performance vastly superior to the X800 Pro?

Just for you to know, my system specs are this: MSI 661FM2 board, P4 3.0GHz skt478, 1GB memory, AGP platform.

Regarding games, I play Far Cry, HL2, Fear and rFactor (great driving sim!).

Thanks in advance for any help.

Best regards.


You could get a 6800GT off ebay. Some go for as much as 70 Euro.
January 24, 2007 4:35:21 PM

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Damn... those prices suck! I just saw a 7600GT for $50 after rebate a few weeks ago. It must suck for you guys over in Europe. :( 


Did they also have the x1950Pro for 60$ and the 7800GS for 70$? ;-)
January 24, 2007 4:35:39 PM

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For the price range you're looking at, $100 to $180 euro, I'd consider one of the X1650 cards -- I think the performance will be much better than your other considerations.

X1650Pro:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

X1650XT:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

rationale:

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/reviews/Sapphire_Ultimat...


Well, for what I've been reading, the X1650 Pro is inferior to the 7600GS and they are in the same price range.

And I think probably the X800 Pro is still superior to these two, am I wrong?

Please note that I don't mind paying more for the 7600GT, if the difference in performance and image quality justifies it.

I even thought about a X1950 Pro AGP, but for what I've been reading they are very power hungry and have been giving some problems. And I want stability.

Thanks again.
January 24, 2007 5:07:03 PM

My 7600GT can overclock to 640/1560 vs stock 560/1400. With it overclocked like that I gained 300 points in 3DMark06 if that helps.
January 24, 2007 5:22:57 PM

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Damn... those prices suck! I just saw a 7600GT for $50 after rebate a few weeks ago. It must suck for you guys over in Europe. :( 


I'm pretty sure those prices are for the PCIE version. The AGP version is more than $200 CAD (around $240 i think) in Canada, which is a bit less than 180 euros, but not that much.
January 24, 2007 5:55:23 PM

I'll only plug the 7600GT because you mentioned FarCry. If you really like it, you might enjoy playing it with the HDR patch and using the SM3.0 capabilities of the 7600GT. I found it quite enjoyable when I had my 7600GT. Once caveat though, I played at 1024x768. I only have a 17" monitor :(  . Still, I think it could handle it at 1440x900. The other advantage the 7600GT has over the X800Pro is power consumption. The 7600GT uses less power than the X800Pro. Something to consider if your current PSU is a bit low and you don't/can't upgrade the PSU. However, the money you save on the X800Pro could also be put towards a new and more powerful PSU if you can/want to upgrade the PSU.

If that doesn't mean much to you, then I'd just get whichever card is the cheapest as either would be a good upgrade over your current 9500Pro.
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