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Which is better X850XT or X1600 XT

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by realscot, 25 Feb 2006.

  1. realscot

    Wise Guy

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    The Power colour X850 XT has 520MHz GPU Clock Speed
    - 256MB 1080MHz GDDR3 memory accelerates the latest cutting edge 3D applications
    - 256-bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory interface
    - Sixteen pixel pipelines
    For £146
    Where as the Gecube X1600XT 256mb PCI-E Has a core of 590MHz and a memory clock of 1.4ghz DDR3 but only 12 pixel pipelines but is cheaper at £127 (not ocuk, sorry admin)

    Basically which is best.
    Thanks
     
  2. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

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    X850XT is the quicker card
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

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    BTW .. HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1600 XT ICEQ Turbo 256MB DDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) £123.32 Including VAT ... at OcUK
     
  4. King_Boru

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    well, if you set them them up in a crossfire rig then they are faster than an X1800XL. by themselves, they are a tad faster than a 6600GT.
     
  5. Explicit

    Wise Guy

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    Please don't waste your hard earned money on a X1600XT, they're absolutely rubbish due to the 128bit memory. The X850XT is better.

    The only downside is that the X1600 supports Shader Model 3.0, whereas the X850XT does not.

    Alternatively, the XFX GeForce 6800 GS Extreme XXX Edition 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-056-XF) is pretty nippy and supports SM3.0 too.
     
  6. OV3RCLOCK3R

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    Another vote for the x850xt card and they are excellent clockers aswell:)
     
  7. KizZ

    Soldato

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    X850XT All da way
     
  8. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

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    Have to agree with the x850, SM3.0 doesn't come into it as theres bugger all using it, well certainly not enough that its worth having a SM3.0 card anyway. :)

    Welcome to the forums btw. :D
     
    Last edited: 25 Feb 2006
  9. King_Boru

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    The X850 is well worth the money, you'll be more than happy with that.
     
  10. Vegeta

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  11. Naffa

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    X1600XT is on par with the 6600GT which is on par with the X800GTO which is slower than the X850XT :)
     
  12. realscot

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    Core & Mem speeds of X850 XT

    So it seems we are all in agreement.
    Out of curiosity what kind of core speeds and memory speeds are you guys overclocking to?
    I just added 100MHz core to my *cough cough* 9600 pro which i will be glad to see the back of. 426MHz core and 211MHz memory with that atitool thingy. It sounds so bad when you see the specs of todays cards.
    It's like i'm trading in a 1.1 fiesta for a Ferrari, perhaps not an enzo, that'd have to be the x1900 i guess, maybe a 355, still good but a little yesterday.
    I was thinking I could stay in for a few weekends and stretch the budget to an X1800 XT the one that's around £230 inc, only if it's worth it though.
     
  13. Vegeta

    Soldato

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    I reckon you should probably do it and buy the x1800xt - rather than upgrade twice jsut upgrade the once - and the performance difference will just be phenomenal especially at your resolution - going from a fiesta to a ferrari isnt doing the x1800xt at that price justice :D
     
  14. Explicit

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    mate, calling that a fiesta is being modest, a fiat cinquecento seems to be a better analogy :D
    j/k :p
     
  15. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

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    Well if you can afford the Club3D X1800XT 256MB, then thats definitely the card to go for.
    Faster than a 7800GTX at a much cheaper price.
    You wont need to upgrade after getting that card for a long time.
     
  16. D.P.

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    Agreed. Even ATI admit that their X1600 series is pretty dire admitting that Nvidia's 6600 has got got them beat. thats saying quite a lot mentioning that your enemey has you beat. It is the first thing they are going to repalce, witht eh X1700. However, the X1700 will be going against the 7600- going to be another fun battle.

    I would hold off buying anything for a couple of weeks and see what Nvidia release and how ATI respond.
     
  17. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

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    Well the X1600XT is same speed as 6600GT (each card is better on some games afaik, so not too bad really, considering price.

    The X1800GTO is being released to take on the 7600 series.


    Nvidias prices arent going to get to £234.94 Including VAT ony any card as quick as the Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3, so he really should buy that card while prices are low. :)
     
  18. D.P.

    Caporegime

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    I think you're right there.

    Note: i'm agreeing with you! :p