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X1650 Pro vs. HD 2600 XT

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December 20, 2007 1:20:21 PM

Is the XT worth almost twice the money for an aging agp system? I have a P4 2.4 with 512 of rdram. I'm probably going to upgrade to 1G. I'm currently using a 9600 radeon. I'm sure both cards will be a huge upgrade but will I see a difference with the XT with this system?

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December 20, 2007 2:25:11 PM

It's probably DDR Ram, right? I wouldn't invest anymore in a dead-end system. Once you move to a new machine you can't reuse the memory or the video card unless you pick up one of those outdated Asrock or Asus Boards that support DDR/DDR2 and AGP/PCIe, but they are become quite old too. Save the money and buy new computer. That is what i would do.
December 20, 2007 2:38:54 PM

No its Rdram or Rambus memory for the computer. As far as buying a new PC your talking a lot of money compared to a $65 or $120 Video card. The memory will cost another $80 so we are looking at $200 dollars. I don't know what PC I could get for around that price but I can't believe it would be any good.
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December 20, 2007 3:25:56 PM

Depends... what games do you expect to play on that system?
December 20, 2007 3:27:02 PM

bmlocal175 said:
No its Rdram or Rambus memory for the computer. As far as buying a new PC your talking a lot of money compared to a $65 or $120 Video card. The memory will cost another $80 so we are looking at $200 dollars. I don't know what PC I could get for around that price but I can't believe it would be any good.

That's an even better reason not to upgrade. While you can't get an amazing PC for 200$, at 350 or400 things look really, really different. I would really try to hold onto what you have for now and then buy something new later. Rambus is overpriced and if you compare the prices of AGP cards with their PCIe counterpart you will see that they rob you for AGP.
December 20, 2007 7:16:40 PM

Well I just got TF2 and while it runs on this PC and card its running at 800x600 with low settings. I'm just trying to bump that up for around $100 or less and make this PC last far into next year and maybe even the next. This will eventually end up being my sons PC and I will buy a new one. I also would like to try some new games like COD 4 but mostly will stick with TF2.

I'm not going to build my own unless I read up on it a little so most likely will be buying another Gateway or Dell. And for the price of $400-500 your not looking at a very good PC.

So anyway is the XT twice as good as the 1650 for almost twice the money?
December 20, 2007 7:20:07 PM

TF2 will run alright with an X1650 PRO.

As for COD4, I suspect your CPU will hold you back pretty hard on that one. But if you're considering running it on your system, you should skip the X1650 PRO and go to the 2600 XT.
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