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ATI X1650 512MB AGP good deal?

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February 25, 2008 4:48:31 PM

My buddy talked to me and said he needs a budget card between $40~$70. I recommended the X1650 PRO for AGP(He needs a quick fix for a fairly old computer with an AGP port, he's running integrated now). He was able to pick up an ATI X1650 512MB for $55 on the bay. Would you say he made out decent for a cheap AGP solution?
February 25, 2008 4:51:17 PM

yeah not a bad deal, the X1650's are still quite high end parts for the AGP Bus... but Im expecting he bought a DDR2 model, which aint upto much but will suffice for low resolution gaming.
February 25, 2008 4:53:35 PM

dev1se said:
yeah not a bad deal, the X1650's are still quite high end parts for the AGP Bus... but Im expecting he bought a DDR2 model, which aint upto much but will suffice for low resolution gaming.


Ya thats what I thought was the flipside when he mentioned the 512 version, looks like the 256 version has the DDR3. But I don't think it will matter too much since I will direct him to not even bother with AA/AF. The resolution I think he will be playing at will be around 1024 or 1280 for WoW, maybe Guildwars too.
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February 25, 2008 5:03:57 PM

it'll be fine for games like that, at least hes getting about the right gaming performance out of his investment.
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February 25, 2008 5:04:40 PM


It will do for what he intends and could always overclock it but in no way could you call it high end.
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February 25, 2008 5:20:54 PM

It's hard to find a GDDR3 version anymore. I got an AGP GDDR3 a little over a year ago when you had a choice. But even the GDDR2 version is about as good as you will find for the money. For $55 he did real well.
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