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Radeon HD2600 XT vs Radeon X850 Pro

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January 13, 2008 2:50:08 PM

Hi,
I’ve currently got a Radeon X850 Pro agp, and I want to upgrade pretty soon to a better card. I’m thinking of upgrading to a HD2600XT, mostly because it supports Directx10 and the reviews say it’s the best card around $115. Is this a good idea? I use my computer mainly for gaming, so a video card is the most important thing for me right now. My computer’s specs are:

AMD athlon 3400+ 64
1.5 gigs of ram
Radeon X850 agp
Vista Ultimate
400w power supply
500 gigs of HD

Thanks,
January 13, 2008 3:33:10 PM

The 2600 XT would be a bit better than the X850 XT, which would be a bit better than your X850 PRO.

You'll see a boost with the 2600 XT, probably most notable in newer games, but it might not be earth-shattering in some older stuff.
January 13, 2008 3:35:07 PM

i say save your money til you can upgrade to pci-e
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January 13, 2008 3:58:39 PM

Ok, thanks for the replys.
January 13, 2008 4:43:36 PM

Careful with the AGP 2600s, they aren't supported by ATI and have had driver issues. I'd look into that.
January 13, 2008 5:44:17 PM

nvalhalla said:
Careful with the AGP 2600s, they aren't supported by ATI and have had driver issues. I'd look into that.


What kind of driver issues?
January 13, 2008 10:56:04 PM

Supposedly, they only work reliably with the Omega drivers.
January 13, 2008 11:19:18 PM

Thats true, one of my friemds got one, mind you if your running a ati card on xp, you should use omega's anyway.
January 13, 2008 11:33:54 PM

the 2600xt supports dx10, but who cares, even the best (single card solutions) out there are brought to their knees when run in dx10. If you power supply can take it and you can't wait, I'd go for an x1950 agp. otherwise, upgrading to pci-e when you can afford it would be better.
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