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Gecube 9600XT or gecube/HIS x1050

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 4, 2007 1:38:58 PM


i'm currently using G mx400 64mb
Recently my friend wanna sell his 9600XT 128MB to me and i'm also planning to get a better graphic card
May i know which one better???

All advice will be appreciated...thank
December 4, 2007 1:51:30 PM

The 9600 XT would be better.

I believe all X1050's are 64-bit, which will really slow them down.
December 4, 2007 9:48:54 PM

cleeve said:
The 9600 XT would be better.

I believe all X1050's are 64-bit, which will really slow them down.

HIS X1050 Heatsink 256MB (128bit) AGP...mean better then 9600 XT 128mb ( 128bit )???
December 5, 2007 12:18:12 AM

What are the clock speeds of the particular X1050? Do you have a linky?
December 5, 2007 12:41:33 AM

They have the same hardware units with regard to pixel pipelines, vertex shaders, etc... Get the one with the higher core clock and memory clock. Core clock is more important then memory clock however, and more important then memory amount in the case of graphics cards of lower caliber.
December 5, 2007 1:38:22 AM


Can you give us the specs of the system you're putting this new card into?
December 5, 2007 3:37:02 AM

Having said all that, I'd have to think they'll be quite similar in performance, but the 9600 XT will probably win out because of higher clockspeeds - on the memory especially.

But like starcraftfanatic said, you can buy a new card that will absolutely destroy them both.

Of course, you'll need an AGP card if you have a machine that'll take an X1950 XT. But for under $100 you could get a used 6600 GT on ebay that would slaughter both of the options you're putting forward.

December 6, 2007 5:53:58 AM

Having run both those cards, the 9600 Xt will slaughter the X1050 in raw performance. Although the X1050 has more features.
6600GT might do well, but I had more luck with the 9600XT. Good competition between my brother PC and mine, back when they where new.
He had the following:
Athlon XP 2500+
Soyo Dragon Black Mobo
1.5GB Ram
6600GT OC

I had:
Athlon XP 2400+
abit nForce 2 Mobo
968 MB ram
9600Xt (non third party)

In that case I ran just slightly ahead of him. I thought it was kind of funny though, he though he was going to get me in performance. I think some of it may have had to do with the motherboard.
December 6, 2007 2:02:56 PM

Something was wrong with his system; a 6600 GT is quite a bit more powerful than a 9600 XT.
December 7, 2007 1:08:57 AM

Should be quite a bit more powerful. Like I said I think it had an issue with 8x AGP.
December 8, 2007 10:38:36 PM

how about this card ??

Nvidia 5900XT AGP 8x 128MB 256Bit.


December 9, 2007 4:03:46 AM

cleeve said:
5900XT = yuck yuck yuck.

Here's a list of cards and their relative graphics power:

well said ./cheer, dependign on the specs of your system, you may want to see if you can get an x800/x850, they are a nice peice of kit and can be found relativly cheap these days.
link for truth

didnt see it was open box...

anyway, you shoud till be able to find somehting similar to that though.
December 9, 2007 4:19:25 AM

If you are willing to ebay, try X850 XT PE, usually $20, and are well worth it.
The X850Xt PE is still a fairly powerful card, although it lacks some of the features of newer cards. (No DX10 mainly)