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X1600PRO, HD2600 PRO or Geforce 8500GT

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 22, 2007 11:56:32 PM

Am building a new rig and am choosing between these three cards.

Already using AGP version of X1600PRO in my current rig so would be happy with using something of this kind of calibre in new rig.

Is HD 2600 PRO equivalent to X1600PRO in terms of performance? ditto Geforce 8500GT

More about : x1600pro hd2600 pro geforce 8500gt

August 23, 2007 12:17:56 AM

What are you planning on doing with your PC?
August 23, 2007 1:29:40 AM

Pretty much whatever you're doing even just 2D video, the HD2600Pro will outperform the X1600Pro.
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August 23, 2007 4:09:51 AM

Sry, but unless you're going for really cheap, I would recommend the 2600 XT or the 8600GT...
August 25, 2007 9:39:28 PM

My budget is pretty restricted - hence the choice in cards - if money wants an object I woudl be choosing the 8800!! lol
August 25, 2007 10:45:05 PM

If you're gaming, I don't think any of those will really play newer games well. However, if you don't game you could go even cheaper, like a HD 2400 and use it for HTPC.
August 28, 2007 6:00:17 PM

Why build a new rig and not buy a better video card? The hdpro2600 will be the best of the 3.