ATI Card Questions. 43 replies

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The Typer

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#1 12 years ago

My PC specs are below, but what is left out is my motherboard which is an old Gigabyte one (I don't know which one specifically). But I'm currently eyeballing the ATI Radeon X1600 Pro with 512 MB RAM and AGP with I think 6x/4x (what does that mean 6x/4x? I know what AGP means but why 6x/4x I thought you can only go as high as one number) Is this card any good?




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#2 12 years ago

It'll be 4x/8x, there isn't an AGP 6x. It's just the speed of the slot, you can ignore it on most systems.

To find out what motherboard you have, either look at it physically (model number should be on it somewhere) or download a program called CPU-Z, which will tell you more stuff about your CPU, RAM and Motherboard than you'll ever need. But it will tell you the motherboard manufacturer and model.




The Typer

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#3 12 years ago

Thanks, but do you think the X1600 Pro is a good card?




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

It's alright. You'd probably he be happier with a Nvidia 6600GT AGP. The 256MB would probably out preform it.




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#5 12 years ago

6600 GT are good cards. may also want to look into a 7600 as well




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#6 12 years ago

I stick to ATI. nVidia would be my first choice if ATI suddenly didn't exist. I've heard that there are problems with the noise and heat of the card, is this true. I'm not sure how fast my fan is.




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#7 12 years ago

i also agree, bang for buck, 6600gt is among the best performance for 100 bux, currently have one in my wifes rig. But if you want to stay wit ATI and on a tight budget, i'd take a look at x800GTO, which OC's well and is a good low budget card. If money ain't a thang, get a 7800GS and call it good.




marvinmatthew

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#8 12 years ago

You're limiting yourself by a)having an AGP motherboard, and b) insitsting on using ATi cards. Nvidia makes the best AGP cards at the moment.




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#9 12 years ago

Agreed. I have an AGP-format nVidia 6600GT 128MB right now, and it runs beautifully for the $130 price tag. I can play games like Call of Duty 2 and Battlefield 2 with high resolutions and effects, and framerate never goes below 20. You should seriously considering making a change to nVidia on this one, if only for the fact that you use AGP and not PCI-e.




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#10 12 years ago

But I'll probably be getting a new motherboard soon, probably with PCI. I should take advantage of that. And not to mention that ATI works good with AMD, they did currently join together. Nvidia mixes well Intel processors. I'm not saying nVidia stinks or anything, but I prefer ATI (my favorite game recommends ATI cards: Half-Life 2) I think I failed to mention that I want to be buying one $150 dollars or lower.