New graphics card to replace ageing 6600GT

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by TenderSurrender, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. TenderSurrender

    TenderSurrender Master Guru

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    Hey gurus :)

    Before i start, i wont be replacing the CPU or similar anytime soon so please dont suggest that :p

    So my 6600GT is ageing... and i'd like to squeeze some more performance outa this box for a little while so i found the *Drum roll*
    Sapphire Radeon X1300 XT 256MB GDDR3 VGA TVO DVI-I AGP

    Any good? i need to stay AGP and this looks like a cheap but logical upgrade :)

    Cheers!

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  2. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    i think that x1300 xt is more of an downgrade or atleast around same performance so get atleast x1600xt or 7600gs/gt imo
     
  3. TenderSurrender

    TenderSurrender Master Guru

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    Maybe something like this maybe?:

    Sapphire X1600PRO 256MB DDRII DVI HDTV out AGP

    £76.94



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  4. NeViLLe

    NeViLLe Member Guru

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    Why the hell would you wanne replace your 6600GT...??

    It still works fine with all the new games (-minus the AA and AF)

    It's not worth upgrading to anything rite now... coz the nxt gen games won't work smooth on even a GF7 Series card....

    So... save up the cash to get a new PCI Express Machine with a DirectX10 Card....
     

  5. iRkuN

    iRkuN Master Guru

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    X1600 pro is not much faster (if any) from 6600 GT.
    IMHO if you want to see a worthy performance boost aim at least for a 7600 GT AGP.
     
  6. TenderSurrender

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    Ok, so if the X1600 isnt a worthy upgrade you recommend the 7600GT?
    Unfortuntly as far as i knew, they dont make the GT as an AGP unit so i went for the equivlent i presume

    MSI 7600GS 512MB DDR2 DVI HDTV out AGP

    Upgrade to my 6600GT?

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  7. FreakyNaughty

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    You could try this http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/3d_graphic/overview.asp?lineid=1&pronameid=287

    this is about 330 Australian dollars which is about 134 pounds so if you can find one on an online European computer shop (cause i don't know any) then that would be a good upgrade and will last you till a big upgrade. I upgraded to a pci-e version and there is certainly a big difference from going from 6-series to 7-series.
     
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    xg-ei8ht Ancient Guru

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  9. iRkuN

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    I don't recomend 7600 GS instead of 7600 GT and the reason is that most of them are equipped with GDDR2 memory, that means much lower frequencies and of course much lower mem bandwith. (800Mhz vs 1400Mhz at reference clocks)
    In the same manner core clock difference is significant. 400Mhz vs 560Mhz for the reference models.
    7600 models have much less pixel and vertex pipes , from 7800/7900 models and are equiped with only 128bit mem bus, so they desperately need the higher clock frequencies for good performance gain.
     

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