AGP Grafs cards

  Marko797 09:58 24 Dec 07
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Anyone able to advise on which is the better of these 2 AGP cards?:
HD 2600 XT 512MB GDDR3
ATI X1950 PRO 512 MB GDDR

  aca 10:49 24 Dec 07

This site will give comparisons

click here

  Rayuk 11:05 25 Dec 07

1950Pro is the better of the 2

  Totally-braindead 18:12 25 Dec 07

ATI 1950 Pro is best I am lead to believe. And I think is probably the best AGP card you can get.
Unless someone knows better but the 1950 is the better card.

  Armchair 18:51 25 Dec 07

There are only two faster AGP cards atm.

XFX nVidia 7950 GT
GeCube Radeon X1950 XT

The first one is too expensive, and the second one is hard to find and doesn't sound too reliable.

Supposed to be an upcoming Radeon HD 3850, but I don't know when.

SUmmary:- X1950 Pro is better for older games, but the 2600XT is a match for it in newer games.

  Marko797 18:31 26 Dec 07

the 2600XT costs a fair bit less than the x1950 Pro, so had concerns on its performance - cost related in my mind, (more cost = better card) but not sure if this is the case in truth.

  Armchair 19:30 26 Dec 07

Browse ye benchmarks (yes, they're PCIe cards, doesn't matter for comparison purposes):-

click here


See how the 2600XT gets hammered by the X1950 Pro?

But:-

click here


That's a more recent benchmark in a new game.

  Armchair 19:55 26 Dec 07

Btw, if you do opt for the 2600XT, the cheaper Sapphire 256MB model will do just as well as the HIS 512MB one.

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