RadeonX1650 Pro?

RadeonX1650 Pro plus and minus points cause i just bought it.What are the pros and cons of the graphiccard.it has 256MB memory and GDDR3 PCI EXPRESS.IS it a good choice cause i just bought the card.It has crosfire 2.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    GIGABYTE proudly announced that they will be the first VGA card maker to bundle Sid Meier's Civilization IV edition with the Radeon X1650 Pro for strategy-game enthusiasts. The package enables users to experience the thrilling challenge of creating the ultimate civilization while maintaining your PC cool with GIGABYTE's unique silent thermal solution.

    Slot Space Required 2

    Slot/Port Type PCI-Express x16

    System Type PC

    Connectivity and Additional Features

    Functionality Crossfire Parent Card,Dual DVI,HDTV Encoder,Multi-Monitor Support

    Interface Type Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA),Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video),Video - DVI-I (Digital & Analog)

    Graphics Chipset

    RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz

    Video Chipset ATI RADEON X1650 Pro

    Memory

    Installed Video Memory 256 MB

    Memory Technology GDDR3

    More Info

    URL www.gigabyte-usa.com

    Picture Quality

    Color Depth at Maximum Resolution 16.7 Million Colors + 8-Bit Grayscale Mask (32-bit)

    Resolution 2560 x 1600

    Quick Glance

    Functionality Crossfire Parent Card,Dual DVI,HDTV Encoder,Multi-Monitor Support

    Installed Memory 256

    Interface Type Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA),Video - 4 pin mini-DIN (S-Video),Video - DVI-I (Digital & Analog)

    Slot Type PCI-Express x16

    Video Chipset ATI RADEON X1650 Pro

    Warranty

    Warranty Information 90 Day Limited Warranty

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    this is my chioce and the difference between the better two on the market:

    The main difference between GeForce 8 and GeForce 7 families is the adoption of DirectX 10 on GeForce 8 family. What this means is that they will support the next generation of games to be released starting this year. It also means that instead of using separated shader units for each kind of shader processing (pixel, vertex, physics and geometry) video cards from this family use a unified shader architecture, where the shader engines can process any one of these tasks. On our nVidia GeForce 8 Series Architecture article you can find a more in-depth explanation about this.

    So far AMD has announced their ATI Radeon HD 2000 family – which also supports DirectX 10 and uses unified shader architecture –, however mid-range products will be only available in late June, i.e. one month from now. This leaves mid-range cards from GeForce 8 family like GeForce 8600 GTS without real direct competitors.

    We can find this model from MSI costing around USD 200 and at this price range there is no mid-range video card from ATI/AMD available. We call “mid-range” all video cards that use a 128-bit memory interface and “high-end” all video cards that use a 256-bit memory interface or higher. However there are entry-level high-end video cards at this price range, like Radeon X1950 Pro. So we may somewhat consider Radeon X1950 Pro to be a competitor to GeForce 8600 GTS, as they are in the same price range, even though GeForce 8600 GTS uses a 128-bit memory interface and Radeon X1950 Pro uses a 256-bit one.

    The basic difference between GeForce 8600 GTS and GeForce 8600 GT is the clock used. Thus we can consider GeForce 8600 GTS a “turbo GeForce 8600 GT”, as both cards have 32 processing engines.

    The standard GeForce 8600 GTS runs at 675 MHz and accesses its 256 MB GDDR3 memory at 2 GHz (1 GHz transferring two data per clock cycle) thru a 128-bit interface, so it can access its memory at a maximum transfer rate of 32 GB/s.

    This model from MSI comes overclocked, with the graphics chip running at 700 MHz and its memory running at 2.1 GHz, with a maximum memory transfer rate of 33.6 GB/s. So this video card has its GPU running 3.7% faster than the standard GeForce 8600 GTS and it accesses its memory 5% faster than the standard model. So this overclocking is not that high.

    Also if you install the drivers that come with this video card you will have access to D.O.T. or Dynamic Overclocking Technology, where you can overclock your video card simply checking a box on the video properties.

    So this video card is a product targeted to users that want an overclocked video card to achieve a higher performance but don’t want to go thru the hassle of overclocking the video card themselves.

    GeForce 8600 GTS has 32 shader processors running at 1.45 GHz, the same amount used on GeForce 8600 GT (on GT they are running at 1.18 GHz, though).

    For a full comparison between GeForce 8600 GTS and other chips from nVidia, please read our tutorial nVidia Chips Comparison Table. On ATI Chips Comparison Table you can compare them to competitors from ATI/AMD.

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  • Fed-up
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Good video card. I am running X1300 Pro with 256 MB [two of them actually] and it runs all the games I have tried without problems.

    Why do I have two video cards? That is one con for your card. If you want to run crossfire, you need two cards.

  • 1 decade ago

    They are a good card but sometimes they have over heating problems, in this case you just need to add another fan, and it will solve the problem.

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