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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Most of the 512mb X1600PRO's are hypermemory{256mb onboard,256mb shared}
so i will lose some RAM from my CPU for my GPU?

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Either way, you got 12 pipes with either a 64bit or 128bit interface
which is it? or is it a mix on cards shipped?
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Some have GDDR2 or GDDR3.
I think it's supposed to have GDDR2 so if not then i'll take it anyways.
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a little worse then a vanilla 6600 or a 9800PRO
are those in the $100 price range?
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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