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Which Card - Radeon or GeForce

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by axel, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. axel

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Hi,

    I am about to order a new computer and have short listed the choice of graphic cards to the following two. The cost is approximately the same.


    512MB ATI Radeon X1600 Pro - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express
    256MB nVIDIA GeForce 6800XT - TV-Out + DVI - PCI-Express

    The PC will be an AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 4400+ with HT Tech, 1024MB DDR400 PC3200 memory. Uses for the PC are general tasks such as Word and Excel documents, amateur digital photographs, watching DVDs, Internet, emails and a few games such as Age of Empires 111, Civilisation V, Railroad Tycoon and Flight Simulator. The games are not played online.

    I note that the Geforce is slightly more expensive (about £20) but has only half the memory, although I know there are other factors to consider such as memory speed etc.

    Help in making the choice would be appreciated.

    Axel
     
  2. Aruffell

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    The 1600 series is pap so get the gforce :D
     
  3. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

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    x1300 and x1600 are really pathetic

    go for the x1800xt if you want a radeon card

    or i suppose similar to 6800

    radeon x850
     
  4. peetee

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    one of the ocuk staff posted that the 512 1600 pro being listed was actually crap and just meant to catch the uneducated's eye by the fact it had 512mb of memory.
    Couple that with the 1600s been a let down... go 6800xt mate.
     
  5. foxxx

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    1600XT should be better but where they are i don't know.6800XTs are pretty crap, its basically an LE so it depends on the game and if the le i mean XT unlocks
     
  6. lemonkettaz

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    1600 got terrible reviews
     
  7. axel

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    Many thanks guys! Exactly what I needed as I have an "uneducated eye" and the 512MB on the Radeon looked tempting.

    I will go for the GeForce!

    Axel
     
  8. Phil99

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    Have you looked at the X800GTO?
     
  9. axel

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    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Not an option on the package choices I am going for.

    Axel
     
  10. lemonkettaz

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    why
     
  11. axel

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    I am ordering online a customised machine where you choose the parts from a shopping list. It is not on the list.

    Axel
     
  12. peetee

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    definatly the geforce, purely for the fact the ocuk staff even told us the 512 was even worse than normal 1600!