X1600PRO, HD2600 PRO or Geforce 8500GT Tags: Radeon Performance Geforce Graphics Product Last response: August 28, 2007 6:00 PM in Graphics & Displays Share marshahu 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 San Pedro August 23, 2007 12:17:56 AM What are you planning on doing with your PC? TheGreatGrapeApe August 23, 2007 1:29:40 AM Pretty much whatever you're doing even just 2D video, the HD2600Pro will outperform the X1600Pro. Related resources 8500gt or HD2600 pro? - Forum What card Geforce 6800XT, 7300GT, Radeon x1600PRO - Forum Upgrading Basic Compaq Presario SR1834NX With Geforce 8500GT - Forum AMD ATI X1600PRO 256MB, R9600PRO 256MB, R96 256MB or X1550 256MB? - Forum Older system needs a new video card (GeForce 8500GT) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer paintball2936 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... marshahu 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 SteelZ August 25, 2007 10:05:43 PM DONT get the 8600GT!! Its useless and ur never gonna play DX10 games on it! i assure you! Get a 7900GS its cheaper than a 8600GTS yet faster in some benchmarks. 7900GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 8600GT: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 8600GTS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... San Pedro 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. smokedyou911 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Ati x1600pro driver download Forum X1600pro Forum Hd2600 pro Vs hd4550 Forum Low Performance, Raedeon X1600pro Forum Problems with an X1600PRO Forum ATI crossfire x1600pro pcie question Forum Whats your highest score on x1600Pro?? Forum ATI HD2600 vs NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600GT Forum Installing X1600PRO after HP System repair. Forum Overclocking X1600Pro Forum X1600Pro 256mb OVERCLOCKING... Forum X1600Pro 256mb OVERCLOCKING Forum WHATS wrong with ATI x1600PRO?! Forum X1300XT = X1600Pro Forum 6800XT or X1600pro? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !