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X800GTO, X1600Pro or 6600 GT

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by t0ny, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. t0ny


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 36

    Ok the title says it all.

    This must be AGP

    I want the best performer for the money.

    I have read and been told by nice folk here that the x800GTO is better than the x1600pro, but I am now reading something about DX 9.0c and Pixel Shader 3.0 that make the x1600pro better in newer games. Is this in anyway true?

    Would the x1600pro make vista look any better or is it purely 3d?

    And what about the 6600 GT ?

    I am upgrading from a now dead 9800Pro.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. spacegrass


    Joined: 20 May 2006

    Posts: 135

    I would get at least a 6800gs if your budget can stretch to it, the BFG model at £164 looks like a safe bet.
  3. t0ny


    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

    Posts: 36

    I am afraid I can't go past £110 wich I have found an X800GTO for, but the x1600Pros are cheaper??
  4. marc2003


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,214

    Location: England

    don't get the x1600pro. it's too slow to make decent use of the added features is has over the x800gto. get the x800gto, it's a decent enough card. :)
  5. Gashman


    Joined: 28 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,379

    Location: Jarrow, Tyne And Wear

    not pick up a 6800GT or GS from B-grade or second hand for around your price range? both would be faster than X800GTO