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Which Video card?

  1. X1900GT

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. XFX7600GT

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
By thewoosterisroot
Apr 27, 2007
  1. XFX 7600 GT

    OR

    X1900GT

    I'm not actually planning on buying either just yet (need money). However, when I do, which one would be better? Gaming is not a concern (I don't really play games anymore).

    Mainly I want it to work well in these areas (with a "22 LCD):

    Multimedia (movies)
    Video Editing (just not windows movie maker ;)
    3D Rendering (such as blender 3d)
    Other visual rendering (Gimp and such)
    3D desktop looks (Beryl)


    So that's pretty much it; I need a card that can carry a heavy load at high resolutions, so I guess that means I need a good GPU for one. For that I can see that the 7600 is faster, but it's only a 128 bit, how much does that matter?
     
  2. Mhill2029

    Mhill2029 TS Rookie

    The X1900GT is a hell of a lot more powerful than the 7600GT
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    It depends on the motherboard and power supply. The X1900GT is a more powerful card, but it requires more memory and may require a more hefty power supply than the one in your box.
     
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    my vote is on the 7600GT since u are not gaming.
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Yea, 7600 if you're not gaming. Although you might consider a 7950GT or 7900GS because they have HDCP...
     
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    My vote is for the eVGA e-GeForce 8500 GT because your not gaming.
     
  7. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 192

    So what I'm getting so far is: 7600GT if I'm not gaming, but the X1900Gt has some features that the 7600GT doesn't?
     
  8. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    In your situation, I think that the GeForce 7600GT would fully suit your needs. In fact, I have that exact card too.

    The Radeon x1900GT is indeed a far more powerful card compared to the GeForce 7600GT.

    However, since you are not gaming, I think you will find more use for the 7600's higher clock speeds rather than the x1900's 256-bit wide memory bus.
     
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