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Thread: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro




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    Default GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro = $109.99 after $15 MIR
    GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro = $139.99 (I bought the last one btw)

    This is for my final upgrade for my AGP rig. I'm interested in the following:

    difference in gaming
    difference in OC'in
    difference in Photoshop and / or DVD Shrink or DVD X Copy (Does video cards matter for these last two?)
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jd53887 View Post
    GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro = $109.99 after $15 MIR
    GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro = $139.99 (I bought the last one btw)

    This is for my final upgrade for my AGP rig. I'm interested in the following:

    difference in gaming
    difference in OC'in
    difference in Photoshop and / or DVD Shrink or DVD X Copy (Does video cards matter for these last two?)
    No for all 3 The Extra 256 mb is not going to help the 1650 pro.. maybe 1-2 frames in games thats about it

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    there are no reasons to buy more than 256mb on a card, unless its a particularly fast card.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    so i should go with the GDDR3 then? unless there is another card i should be looking at for AGP?
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    yup, GDDR3 is a lot faster than ddr2, but really, that card is NOT a good card. try to find an agp x1650xt (a cmpletely different chip, and a LOT faster) or a x1900 series.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    I really hope I can tell the diff. between the x1650pro and my 9800pro., but what other AGP card can I get? I don't think x1650xt comes in AGP or the x1900 series. For another $100, I can get a 7800gs... but that's another $100 for a card that will be used on an AGP setup.

    for about $50 more I can get
    GeForce 7600GT 256MB

    but isn't this only slightly faster? we are going from $137 to $190 for a slightly faster card.

    would I even be able to tell the diff?
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    Don't get a 7600GT or 7800GS.

    The difference between a 9800Pro and an X1650Pro is huge. It should be 40%-100% improvement as well as minor image quality improvements.

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    DO get a 7600gt.
    trust me, there is a huge difference in performance between it and the x1650pro. if in doubt, look for reviews and comparisons, where the x1650pro is directly compared to the 7600GT / GS

    aha, found a review. http://www.techspot.com/review/24-ra...0gs/page6.html

    then bear in mind that its the GS that they were comparing with, and that a 7600GT is a lot faster than a GS?
    nobrainer, in my opinion
    Last edited by Munkul; 12-20-2006 at 08:00 PM.
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    Unless you are restricted to a very tight budget that can not go beyond the $100-110 mark however, the wiser decision is to spend a little more money, up to ~$140, and grab one GeForce 7600GT card, which simply put gives you your money's worth for the extra bucks.
    lol so wat's newegg return / exchange policy?

    also, if u take a look at the review, the 7600gs beats the 7600gt at one particular part. Somebody wanna tell me how this is possible?
    -Case - Aspire X-Dreamer (Silver)
    -Processor - P4 2.8C OC 3.26GHz
    -Motherboard - Chaintech S865PE Socket 478 Intel® Pentium 4 800MHz FSB Intel 865PE + ICH5
    -RAMs - pqi TURBO (2 x 1GB) DDR400 Dual Channel 2.5-3-2-5
    -Graphic Card - HIS ATI 512MB X1650 Pro
    -Hard Drive - Western Digital 7200rpm 8mb cache (250gb)
    -CD Drive - NEC DVD-RW ND-2510A

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    Default Re: GDDR2 512mb X1650Pro vs GDDR3 256mb x1650Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jd53887 View Post
    lol so wat's newegg return / exchange policy?

    also, if u take a look at the review, the 7600gs beats the 7600gt at one particular part. Somebody wanna tell me how this is possible?

    haha dont go by that :p:
    7600GT is faster than a 7600gs
    Look around ebay if you can get a 7800 GS AGP card ;)

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