Ive been reading up on the reviews for the cards and im a bit torn.
I currently have a Radeon 9600 Pro and it sucks hard. I just got three games I plan on playing extensively for a few weeks, Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood and Road to Hill 30, as well as Call of Duty 2. I never liked FPS but I love WW2 history and these games are awesome.
I get halfway decent framerates in COD2 but BIAs is just pretty bad, even had to play one in 640x480 to get halfway decent framerates.
Basically, I wanna game this weekend and I want to upgrade so heres my situation;
A local shop sells the X1600 Pro for $90(its AGP interface by the way), I saw the benchmarks and I could probably get maybe 20 frames or so extra on lower res with the X1650 Pro, but I would have to order it from newegg which would take about 2 weeks because I ship it to the US before I ship it to where I am, that way I pay about $40 less(dont pay the expensive shipping and taxes if shipped to the US first)
Im probably heading down to the store later on tomorow, unless anyone here heavily disagrees with what I want to do.