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Old Card versus battle - Can this be right?

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December 1, 2009 1:47:41 AM

Hello All,

I'm in the process of building a new system. Just started piecing it together (bought a 955BE and asus M4A79XTD EVO to start today).

Anyway, In doing my research on picking a new vid card, I was looking at benchmarks and looked up my current card and setup (athlon 64 with a 512 mb 7600Gs). The gpu scored a 239 on the passmark g3d Mark. Pretty sad i guess. Then i looked at the card I had BEFORE that...a radeon x700 Pro (256mb). The radeon scored a 260!!

Was I a dunce 2 years ago or so when i swapped the radeon for the 7600? I think i got a deal at work and figured, what the hell....its twice the memory without otherwise thinking about it.

Am I reading the charts wrong or does this make sense?

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 1:56:30 AM

Well the GeForce 7-Series competed with the X1XXX series, so the x700 Pro should be akin to something along the lines of a 6800GT. So comparing it to the 7600GS would be like the 3870 vs the 4670, a next-gen medium vs a last-gen high-end.
I'd say the 7600GS & x700 are about the same, however the 7600 probably supports a newer version of DirectX.
a c 1318 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 1:57:40 AM

The 7600gs was compareable with 6800 vanilla which was comparable to x800gt/gto which was definitely better than x700pro so I would not believe those scores.
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a c 1318 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 2:00:05 AM

sabot00 said:
Well the GeForce 7-Series competed with the X1XXX series, so the x700 Pro should be akin to something along the lines of a 6800GT. So comparing it to the 7600GS would be like the 3870 vs the 4670, a next-gen medium vs a last-gen high-end.
I'd say the 7600GS & x700 are about the same, however the 7600 probably supports a newer version of DirectX.

x700 was ATI mid range in the same generation that had geforce 6800GT high end
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 2:04:32 AM

From a little research, both cards support DirectX 9.0 (version unspecified by charts), I would expect the 7600GS to be better.
I would expect the 7600GT to be more like the 6800GT, the technet review I found dealt with a 7600GT/GS comparison.
a c 1318 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 2:16:18 AM

sabot00 said:
From a little research, both cards support DirectX 9.0 (version unspecified by charts), I would expect the 7600GS to be better.
I would expect the 7600GT to be more like the 6800GT, the technet review I found dealt with a 7600GT/GS comparison.

The 7600GT got great reviews on release, specially the fact that it equaled or bettered the previous generation high end cards 6800ULTRA in every thing.
December 1, 2009 2:27:07 AM

Thanks guys for the quick responses!
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