Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: ATI RADEON X1600 PRO 512MB PCI Express Graphics Card

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    108
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default ATI RADEON X1600 PRO 512MB PCI Express Graphics Card

    How bad is this card?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1130987444322

    It's what i'm getting for christmas to hold me over untill DX10 cards get in the ~$150-200 range.

    Any warnings? It's too late to go back now, i just want to know what i expect. It's an upgrade from what i have now (AGP 4x RADEON9000Pro 128MB) i know.
    YOU KEPT ME CLOSER TO GOD.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Moderator
    Posts
    6,504
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    149
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    3
    Thanked in
    2 Posts

    Default

    I just got an X1650 Pro to replace my 8500LE that was dying. You'll notice a big difference with that card, though I'm not exactly sure how my card differs from yours.

    Mine's letting me play Heroes of Might and Magic 5 at 1280x1024 maxed out, though it starts getting a bit choppy when I turn on FSAA. It runs Oblivion respectably well too.
    Last edited by Oklahoma Wolf; 11-25-2006 at 07:35 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    46
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I have one. It's ok.. depends on what you can deal with. I was coming from a Geforce 2MX and a fx5200... so it was a good deal and it was the HIS IceQ cooler for $120. Silent and decent however a 6600gt should clock better and further.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Deland,Florida
    Posts
    1,583
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Most of the 512mb X1600PRO's are hypermemory{256mb onboard,256mb shared}
    Either way, you got 12 pipes with either a 64bit or 128bit interface
    Some have GDDR2 or GDDR3.
    a little worse then a vanilla 6600 or a 9800PRO
    It will be a great improvement over your 9000
    MSI P67A-GD65
    i72600K@4.8
    Corsair H70
    4x4Gb GSkill Ripjaws 16Gb 1600
    MSI 670 GTX PE/OC
    2x750Gb Seagate Barracuda's RAID 0
    Zalman ZM-MFC1
    Lite-On Dvd burner
    SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
    Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF
    Coolermaster HAF-932
    "Experience is the benchmark of maturity"

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    108
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    Most of the 512mb X1600PRO's are hypermemory{256mb onboard,256mb shared}
    so i will lose some RAM from my CPU for my GPU?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    Either way, you got 12 pipes with either a 64bit or 128bit interface
    which is it? or is it a mix on cards shipped?
    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    Some have GDDR2 or GDDR3.
    I think it's supposed to have GDDR2 so if not then i'll take it anyways.
    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    a little worse then a vanilla 6600 or a 9800PRO
    are those in the $100 price range?
    Quote Originally Posted by CAD4466HK View Post
    It will be a great improvement over your 9000
    anything would be, i believe driver issues or card issues cause my whole system to restart at times.
    YOU KEPT ME CLOSER TO GOD.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    46
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    CAD most actually have 512mb memory but most won't even be able to use it so it won't matter. The extra 256mb is just to attract consumers.

    It's 128-bit not 64.

    Also should definetley be better than a vanilla 6600

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Deland,Florida
    Posts
    1,583
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Yeah, ok
    You would "think" it would be better then a 6600 thats stock, OC that 6600
    till it bleeds, and watch that Radeon get bitch slapped
    MSI P67A-GD65
    i72600K@4.8
    Corsair H70
    4x4Gb GSkill Ripjaws 16Gb 1600
    MSI 670 GTX PE/OC
    2x750Gb Seagate Barracuda's RAID 0
    Zalman ZM-MFC1
    Lite-On Dvd burner
    SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
    Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF
    Coolermaster HAF-932
    "Experience is the benchmark of maturity"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    108
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Too bad i'm not planning on OC'ing anything .

    Oh well, guess i just won't expect anything great from it. I'll just have to suffer untill DX10 cards are affordable.
    YOU KEPT ME CLOSER TO GOD.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    25
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    The x1600 cards are pretty bad for their price point, in all honestly. The eVGA 7600gt KO was on sale at CircuitCity for $89.99 yesterday

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Deland,Florida
    Posts
    1,583
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dqniel View Post
    The x1600 cards are pretty bad for their price point, in all honestly. The eVGA 7600gt KO was on sale at CircuitCity for $89.99 yesterday
    Now there's a good card at a nice price
    MSI P67A-GD65
    i72600K@4.8
    Corsair H70
    4x4Gb GSkill Ripjaws 16Gb 1600
    MSI 670 GTX PE/OC
    2x750Gb Seagate Barracuda's RAID 0
    Zalman ZM-MFC1
    Lite-On Dvd burner
    SB X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro
    Silverstone Zeus ST85ZF
    Coolermaster HAF-932
    "Experience is the benchmark of maturity"

Similar Threads

  1. getting a new graphics card...help
    By ianm2 in forum GPU Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-29-2008, 09:19 AM
  2. S3 Graphics is back with a sub $60 HD graphics card
    By blog1 in forum GPU Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-28-2008, 02:31 PM
  3. So if I buy a third graphics card to do 3-way SLI...
    By Jon Gerow in forum GPU Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-14-2007, 07:24 PM
  4. FS:Sapphire Radeon HD 2900XT PCIe 512MB DDR3, MINT!
    By msarp in forum For Sale/Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-31-2007, 08:05 PM
  5. Need a new graphics card
    By ianm2 in forum GPU Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-22-2007, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •