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January 3, 2008 8:50:43 PM

Which card is better a Nvidia Corp GeForce 6600 [NV43] or the Radeon X1650 PRO

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January 3, 2008 8:56:23 PM

The x1650 is, in every way possible, better.

To be honest, I wouldn't buy or use either. They are both incredibly bad and won't play very many new games w/ respectable settings.
January 3, 2008 9:15:05 PM

The Radeon 3850 is currently the cheapest card worth buying.
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January 3, 2008 9:23:19 PM

Well I have an old system that only has AGP available for my graphics card... also my piece of **** PSU is only 250 watts... so my options are VERY limited... in fact I will post my system specs so you people can get a good laugh + what card would you recommend around $100 and AGP compatible
Manufacturer : Dell Computer Corporation (Model Dell DIMENSION DIM4600)
Mainboard : Dell Computer Corp. 02Y832
Chipset : Intel i865PE
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 2800 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (4 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 6600 [NV43]
Hard Disk : WDC (120 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (120 GB)
CD-Rom Drive : Lite-On LTN486S 48x Max
Monitor Type : NEC Technologies NEC FE991SB - 18 inches
Network Card : Broadcom Corp BCM5705 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Network Card : Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c (December 2007)
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January 3, 2008 9:26:42 PM

January 3, 2008 9:35:11 PM

If it works for you then who cares.

Either an AGP 7600GS or AGP HD 2600Pro would be a better bet over the X1650Pro. They both use about the same amount of power as your current 6600 while the X1650Pro uses more than all of them.

Both the 7600GS and HD 2600Pro can be found on Newegg for under $100. You do not need to spend extra money on 512MB versions.

An X1950 would be a poor choice considering the power supply in question.
January 3, 2008 10:11:44 PM

Anoobis said:
An X1950 would be a poor choice considering the power supply in question.

Oops missed that it was a dell with a 250W... dont get an x1950 without upgrading PSU dude lol
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January 3, 2008 11:01:46 PM

^Agreed. Imo, don't even bother upgrading the card/PSU. Just save the money and build a new PC by June/July when prices for the current C2D+ P35 motherboards+ 8800s will drop due to the release of the Penryn chips, 9xxxx series, and X48/45.

900th post! W00t <= word of the year 2007 :) 
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January 4, 2008 10:59:22 AM

I agree with Anoobis the HD2600 pro or 7600GS for power reasons. The X1650 pro GDDR3 would perform equal and sometimes better than the 7600GS, but does consume more power. Most AGP ones found are slower GDDR2 versions. A P4 2.8C i865pe with 2GB ram is still capable of playing almost any game, so I am not against the upgrade to extend the useful life of that rig.
January 4, 2008 11:29:36 AM

I've got the the AGP 1650 Pro in a system. Won't play the latest games is just outright boulder dash. In fact I'll tell you that it scores 4500+ in 3Dmark 06 and that's on a pretty lame platform the ASROCK Dual VSTA. My son has the 6600GT's, actually has two running in SLi and that's what the 6600GT needs to to to beat the 1650Pro. Far Cry moderate resolution, but no trouble, plenty of eye candy. In fact I think I replaced an AGP 6600GT with as well, 128Mb Vs 512. Just make sure its the 512 version.
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January 4, 2008 12:15:28 PM

A 7600gs performs about the same as vanilla 6800 which on the other hand traded blows with 6600gt because of the gt high clock speed
January 4, 2008 2:23:05 PM

rgeist554 said:
The x1650 is, in every way possible, better.

For the sake of argument, I'd bet a DDR2 X1650 PRO would be pretty close to a 6600 GT. Bet the 6600 GT might even beat it once in a while.

A GDDR3 X1650 PRO should walk it though, I'll give you that.
January 4, 2008 6:48:37 PM

Well after alot of consideration Ive decided that I will not upgrade my video card. Instead I will just put that money towards a whole new rig which I will build myself in the near future.

Thanks for all the help guys :sol: 
January 4, 2008 7:10:19 PM

Good plan.

A GDDR3 X1650 PRO should walk it though, I'll give you that.
Yeah, that was the benchy I was looking at. I'll have to clarify next time. :D