Geforce 7600GS vs ATI X1650 Which is better?

By blazexak
Jan 23, 2009
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  1. im trying to get a good agp graphic card for my spare pc but im not sure which to choose. geforce7600GS or atix1650? even with the specification i still cant decide. hope to get some nice suggestion.

    Specifications
    GPU/VPU: Radeon X1650
    RAMDAC: 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines: 12
    Additional Features: DirectX 9
    Video Memory: 512MB
    Memory Type: DDR2
    Memory Interface: 128-bit
    Core Clock: 500 MHz
    Memory Clock: 800 MHz
    Interface Type: AGP
    Interface Speed: 8X
    Connector(s): DVI
    VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
    S-Video

    Specifications
    GPU/VPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
    RAMDAC: Dual 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines: 12
    Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
    Video Memory: 512MB
    Memory Type: 128-bit GDDR2
    Core Clock: 400 MHz
    Memory Clock: 533 MHz
    Interface Type: AGP
    Interface Speed: 8X
    Connector(s): DVI
    TV/S-Video
    VGA (15-Pin D-Sub)
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41

    What are you trying to do, these cards are really similar.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    They are the same, take your pick. Also, if you can find a GDDR3 version of either, grab that instead if it is not too expensive compared to the GDDR2 version.
  4. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    im using it for gaming purpose but im well aware that the specifications are
    not enough for some latest game. i just wanna pick the best agp graphic card for my old pc.
  5. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thx for your advice rage. The clock memory and core memory of x1650 are higher than 7600GS. Do this difference cause any gap in performance?(sorry for asking because im not quite sure about what are core and clock memory)
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Not really, since the clock rates cannot be used for comparison purposes due to the different architecture on each card. Look here for a comparison between each card's specs. The X1650 is faster at shader and vertex calculations, but the 7600GS is faster in texture and pixel throughput. So they are evenly matched and you can get either without losing any features to the other card.
  7. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thx for all the help. Im truly appreciate.
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

  9. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i saw a 3650 agp last time its ard $90 but i miss the last stock.
  10. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    i posted the 3850 which is $124 not bad if you want to give an old rig new life.
  11. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    totally considerable. i might go looking for it tommorrow.
  12. blazexak

    blazexak Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    my power supply voltage is 230v. Do i have to change my power supply if i wanna use 3850 on my system?
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    The wattage is what matters along with the build quality (i.e. the brand), not the voltage. Just post that info from the PSU sticker and we can tell you if you need a PSU upgrade or not.
     
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