X800 or X1300 Radeon???

By TechFundi
May 29, 2006
  1. Hi there,

    I am in the process of upgrading my videocard (which is a 7500 Radeon AGP 64MB) to something good, at least like a 256MB video card.

    My specs:
    P4 @ 2.4Ghz
    Asus P4S8X 4x AGP Motherboard ( i heard it supports 8x v-cardsas well)
    512Ram memory

    Well! I am on a really tight budget with limited options at hand. So I was wondering which one of these cards would be better and more suitable?

    ATI Radeon X1300 Pro AGP 256MB Video Card


    ATI All-In-Wonder 256MB AGP Graphics Card (X800XL)

    The third and cheapest option which is still under speculation is to go with Asus Geforce 6600LE 256MB AGP video card.

    I want to buy one of these specifically for some hard core video games such as the likes of GRWF and AOE3. Now I dont want to even spend more than 150....thats the max I can spend on video card. And I am being cornered by salesmen left and right into buying either the ATI radeon or GF6600LE.

    Tell me which one to buy that would be the most economical and worthwhile.

  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    The X800 being the best out the selection, then the x1300, then the 6600LE.

    The All-in-Wonders aren't made for gaming. Are you sure you're power supply can handle a new powerfull card? Post the brand and and the amount of watts. The x800 is a power hungry card I think you should atleast have 400watts from the power supply.
  3. Greenmachine

    Greenmachine TS Rookie Posts: 149

    A 6600LE is not very good at all. I could be wrong but I think it only has 4 pixel pipelines. Click here for an example of a crummy 6600LE. I would choose a regular 6600 over a 6600LE. Between the X800 and the X1300 I would definitely go with the X800. does not have any regular X800 or X1300 right now so I could not see their prices. I will search around for some but for right now here goes..
    For $150 here is what I think....
    1). X800GTO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 12pixel pipelines --$155
    2). XFX 6800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 8pixel pipelines --$146.99
    3). Leadtek 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 8pixel pipelines --$139

    what kind of power supply do you have?? brand and wattage.
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    I would avoid the X1300 at all costs.. it's an "okay" card but has very little horsepower for gaming.

    The X1600 Pro is a nice AGP card though and quite a value.

    Of the cards you have listed, I'd personally go with the X800 XL. This has 16 pipes and fast memory bus. It does lack SM3.0/FP blends but honestly... there isn't much that takes effect of this now nor will it be a major thing once DX10 arrives and necessitates all of us to buy new hardware lol.

    I'd say prefer a 6600GT, X1600 Pro if you're on a budget... then X800 GTO or X800 XL for the next bracket in price for good gaming performance.
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