Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

X1650 Pro VS. HD 2600 Pro

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 6, 2007 10:08:50 PM

Hello everyone!

I am new to these forums...I don't know why it's taken me so long to actually register but here I am!

I'm going to open with an opinion question to everyone. Here is my scenario in a nutshell: I currently have an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 512MB PCI-E. I am fairly happy with it's performance.....when it's not dead. It is now dead. Option #1 is to send it to ATI and have it replaced (with the same one I am assuming). Option #2 is to exchange it (not through ATI) for a Radeon HD 2600 Pro 512MB PCI-E.

My question: is the HD 2600 Pro better than the X1650 Pro? I looked at the retail box for it and it doesn't look very geared for gaming...

All feedback is welcome! Thanks!


More about : x1650 pro 2600 pro

a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2007 10:23:06 PM

The HD2600 pro is a better performer than the X1650 pro. How much better depends on a few things. Both these cards come with higher clocked GDDR3 memory and slower GDDR2 memory. A GDDR2 HD2600 pro would still beat a GDDR3 X1650 pro, but a GDDR3 HD2600 pro would crush a GDDR2 HD1650 pro.

These charts include a GDDR3 HD2600 pro, GDDR2 HD2600 pro, and a GDDR3 X1650 pro. They do not have a slower GDDR2 X1650 pro (which would be more like the X1300XT they test).

So look and see what games matter to you and at the resolution/settings you hope to play, and you can compare for yourself.

As one example, Prey at 1280x1024 no fsaa:

HD2600 pro GDDR3 = 56 fps
HD2600 pro GDDR2 = 44 fps
X1650 pro GDDR3 = 34 fps
X1300XT GDDR2 = 26 fps


Anyway, that's the long answer. the short answer is yes if they are exchanging it for the same price, go with the HD2600 pro for sure.
November 6, 2007 11:02:15 PM

That's a very informative reply thank you.