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AX800XT PE vs XFX 7600GT

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October 14, 2007 9:27:09 PM

Hi,

I'm stuck between having to choose between an ASUS AX800XT (based on radeon 800XT PE) and an XFX 7600GT.
What would you guys recommend on getting? I've tried to search reviews and other faqs, but it was very difficult to get an absolute answer.

So, I was thinking which is the overall better performing graphics card? Which one, the Asus AX800XT PE or the XFX 7600GT??

Please share with me your knowledge on this topic. I have a choice of buying the AX800XT PE for $75 (used) or the XFX 7600GT for $120 (new).

I look forward to your responses. Thanks for your help!

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October 14, 2007 9:48:24 PM

I'm assuming your using an AGP card by the price your quoting from the 7600gt? Of the 2 I would get the 7600gt. It's got SM 3.0 and runs alot cooler than the x800xt (and the 7600gt also doesn't need additional power connector). What are the rest of your specs, so we can assist you better? Do you have a budget for this upgrade, and do you have a AGP or PCI-e graphics slot available?
October 14, 2007 9:55:10 PM

I own an x800 AIW and it is the lesser of the x800 series... however it has the core and memory from the x800xtpe... one would assume that for it to have the core and memory from such a higher speed card... that the core and memory should be... to a degree faulty. One could then assume that an actual x800xtpe would perform better than my xtpe in disguise.

Now I don't know how the 7600GT performs... but my x800 keeps all the games that I play and all the ones that I try, running smoothly at 1600x1200.

I play Counter-Strike Source... HL2... S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ... Oblivion ... Just Cause.. Doom 3. All of these games run so well at 1600x1200 with lots of settings on high that I feel no need at all to upgrade my videocard.

My stock speeds are 398.25 (core) 492.75 (memory)
My OC speeds are 579 (core) 579 (memory)

I have had the card over 600/600 but when I was around 612/612 there was a small fire on the power connector... so I now just keep it at 579/579.

Now with what I had said before... if the core and memory which was not good enough to be put in an actually x800xtpe performs this well... I would imagine a real x800xtpe would kick more ass.

System Specs:
Asrock Dual VSTA
S939 3700+ @ 2.8XXGhz
A64 PRO COOLER
2x 1GB OCZ Plat EL XTC (2,3,2,5 | 208MHZ)
X800XL AIW @ 579/579 MODDED ARCTIC COOLER
ENERMAX NOISETAKER 485
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a b U Graphics card
October 14, 2007 10:00:51 PM

You don't want to buy a X800 series card now. I have an X800XTpe myself. Performance wise, the X800XTpe is equal or a bit better than the 7600GT. But, there are already a few SM3.0 only games and even though the X800's have the power to play them, they are not supported. Anyway, for a spare rig or priced real well, the X800XTpe is still a potent card, but priced anywhere near the same grab a 7600GT instead.

Your prices make it tough as it just depends on the games you want to play. $120 is too expensive for a 7600GT AGP. But again, the $75 one is already not supported by some games.
October 14, 2007 10:22:57 PM

Yeah, I have an AGP slot only for my computer. And both these cards that I'm debating are both AGP cards.

Some specs of my comp: (comp is old now btw hehe)

P4 3.0Ghz HT
2 GB RAM
300 GB HD

I haven't OC'd anything that much... so I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for exactly. I guess, I want to know which one I should get that will perform better in the long run so I won't feel the need to upgrade so soon.

Also, how much should an XFX 7600GT cost if it's brand new but opened, like what's a fair price... I'm trying to buy it off a guy who's selling it privately.
October 14, 2007 11:02:45 PM

jo20 said:
Hi,

I'm stuck between having to choose between an ASUS AX800XT (based on radeon 800XT PE) and an XFX 7600GT.
What would you guys recommend on getting? I've tried to search reviews and other faqs, but it was very difficult to get an absolute answer.

So, I was thinking which is the overall better performing graphics card? Which one, the Asus AX800XT PE or the XFX 7600GT??

Please share with me your knowledge on this topic. I have a choice of buying the AX800XT PE for $75 (used) or the XFX 7600GT for $120 (new).

I look forward to your responses. Thanks for your help!

For that price you could get a HD2600pro agp or maybe even an HD2600XT agp. Performance wise the HD2600's are about 7600GT to 7900GS and you have DX10 compatibility. They are a bit hard to find but there are a few. The XT AGP is a bit on the high side but its for sale. This is just with a few minutes of searching and given a day or so you may could find a good priced XT. With DX10 support I dont think you will find any other card that will give you longer use.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006937
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3299645&Sku=V261-2602&SRCCODE=SHOPPINGDF&CMP=OTC-SHOPPING
October 14, 2007 11:51:16 PM

Im using a p4 3ghz ht aswell and went with a 7600 gs nearly a year agao or $120 Canadian( when the Canadian $ was lower), installed. What kind of pus do you have, with how many amps on the 12v rail. I prefer Nvidia over Ati.
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October 15, 2007 12:02:56 AM

jo20 said:
Yeah, I have an AGP slot only for my computer. And both these cards that I'm debating are both AGP cards.

Some specs of my comp: (comp is old now btw hehe)

P4 3.0Ghz HT
2 GB RAM
300 GB HD

I haven't OC'd anything that much... so I'm not sure exactly what I'm looking for exactly. I guess, I want to know which one I should get that will perform better in the long run so I won't feel the need to upgrade so soon.

Also, how much should an XFX 7600GT cost if it's brand new but opened, like what's a fair price... I'm trying to buy it off a guy who's selling it privately.

It depends on condition and age of GPU. You can check on ebay and see what their selling for and that will give you an idea. I wouldn't spend more than 50-70% of current prices, but that is just me. You don't know what your getting from the guy, plus you won't have any warranty with it either. So if it dies you will be stuck with it.
a b U Graphics card
October 15, 2007 9:43:59 PM

Brand new 7600GT AGP for $115 AR and you get a lifetime warranty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7800GS (about equal to 7600GT at stock speeds) for aabout the same price and another lifetime warranty.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this X1950 pro for just a little more would destroy any of these other cards mentioned. It needs about a 450W power supply with 30 amps on the 12v rail though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 15, 2007 10:09:57 PM

Generally the loss of performance on the x800 because its AIW is negligible i have had both AIW and non as X800XL cards and saw no real diff.
I beleive that an AGP 7600GT will need the power adapter due to the bridge chip,im fairly sure we had this a while back.
I would go on price vs performance and would include. 7600GT/Gddr3 only and that goes for all the cards (unless you can get one with Gddr4that is).X1650XT good solid card, and do include the 2600 and 8600 cards in your search.
Both of the so called mid range cards have come on a lot recently with driver improvements and depending on the games now give a 1950 pro a run for its money with the bonus of using less power.
The DX10 thing isnt really an issue to you or the cards as they don't have the muscle to run it properly,i think on them as DX9 with the bonus of the HD tec.
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