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#1 9 years ago

As you may or may not know, I bought an ATi Radeon X1300 pro not long ago, and at the time I thought it was a good deal........until I found the X800 which is a good bit better. What I really can't understand is why you would release a newer model that is crap compared to it's predecessor :(


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#2 9 years ago
computernerd;4904486As you may or may not know, I bought an ATi Radeon X1300 pro not long ago, and at the time I thought it was a good deal........until I found the X800 which is a good bit better. What I really can't understand is why you would release a newer model that is crap compared to it's predecessor :(

The 800 was a high-end model, the 1300 is a low end model of the next generation. Typically, the next generation's mid range stuff is close performance-wise to the previous generation's higher end stuff, and so on. But, you can't expect the performance of newer low end stuff to even come close to the previous high end cards.

To basically determine which card should be better, the key to the #'s for most of the cards from either nvidia or ATI is the # in the 100's place:

x[SIZE="4"]8[/SIZE]00 x1[SIZE="4"]3[/SIZE]00

Those are the numbers that show how the cards stack up against one another in their respective generation.

The first number:

x[SIZE="4"]1[/SIZE]300 x[SIZE="4"]2[/SIZE]600 x[SIZE="4"]3[/SIZE]850 indicates the generation/series.

Nvidia changed the numbering in their latest generation, so now the 10's place is key for performance, 100s is generation (260, 280, etc).

Did that make any sense?




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#3 9 years ago

Yeah it does, however, I wished I had gotten a X800 instead :(


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#4 9 years ago

Last year you could have gotten a 3870 for less than $100. Why you would get a x1300 is beyond me. Getting a x800 wouldn't make much sense either unless you scored it for $10 as a backup card.




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#5 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4904538Last year you could have gotten a 3870 for less than $100.

Last, year I didn't have that much ;) I had $55 dollars to spend on a new card, and the x1300 pro looked like a good deal.


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#6 9 years ago
As you may or may not know, I bought an ATi Radeon X1300 pro not long ago, and at the time I thought it was a good deal........until I found the X800 which is a good bit better. What I really can't understand is why you would release a newer model that is crap compared to it's predecessor

As far as I know, that's NVidia's strategy from here on in. Make an awesome flagship card to gain the super-enthusiast market share, then have a trickle-down with lower-binned, lower-clocked parts to compete in the lower-budget markets. It sort of makes sense.




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#7 9 years ago
computernerd;4904486As you may or may not know, I bought an ATi Radeon X1300 pro not long ago, and at the time I thought it was a good deal........until I found the X800 which is a good bit better. What I really can't understand is why you would release a newer model that is crap compared to it's predecessor :(

Wow, and I thought I bought a low end card late in the game when I updated my X800XT that came with my rig 4.5 yrs ago with a X1950Pro 1.5 yrs ago.

It's common they release the top tier cards first, then the mid to low range ones. Much of it is wanting to debut the series with something that can compete with or dominate the rival camp's best card. You really should have known just by the model designation though because the X1300 is about the lowest card in the X1000 series and the X800 is at the top of the previous generation.

So basically you're making the mistake of comparing generations vs models within their respective generations. Thus, you're far from being cheated, you should have read up on them first or just asked around.




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#8 9 years ago
computernerd;4904545Last, year I didn't have that much ;) I had $55 dollars to spend on a new card, and the x1300 pro looked like a good deal.

$55 and expecting good performance doesn't exactly go hand in hand unless you buy a "broken" card on ebay and fix it.




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#9 9 years ago

Well seeing as how I don't have a degree in electrical engineering...yet, and also the fact that I didn't really know much about what to look for in a good card, that was what I went with.


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#10 9 years ago
computernerd;4904615Well seeing as how I don't have a degree in electrical engineering...yet...

I hope you don't mean to imply you're aspiring to such a goal, because you have a long, long way to go to get there.