Nvidia 7600GT or ATI X1950Pro

Timh

Distinguished Member
Currently looking at upgrading my current AGP graphics card an Nvidia 6200LE.
Mainly for gaming, I was looking at the Leadtek 7600GT but keep seeing the ATI X1950Pro being talked about.
Would the ATI be much better than a 7600GT?
or would a Sapphire X1950GT be good enough/
PSU 400W - 12v rail is only 17 Amps. is that sufficient? :(
Thanks

Current pc

AMD Athlon XP2700
1GB ddr2 Ram
Maxtor 300GB Sata HD
MSI KT6-V Mobo
Nvidia 6200LE AGP Graphics
 

SeanT

Distinguished Member
Get the 1950 (and possibly a new psu! worth a try though)
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
It depends what type of games you plan to play, along with the resolution needed. The X1950Pro is much better than the 7600GT, but it also costs quite a bit more (especially for the AGP version).
 

Timh

Distinguished Member

badbob

Banned
I would hold off and replace your mobo/memory/cpu...you're going to be limited by the CPU.
 

Timh

Distinguished Member
Just read a review and it seems my CPU could cause a bottleneck :(

Just put this together at Ebuyer.
quick code
Intel E4400 Socket 775 2x2.00GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £69.26 127326
ASUS P5B Socket 775 Core 2 ready P965 chipset onboard audio ATX 113965 401 in stock £50.85 113965
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU - ATX v2.2, Silent/Temp Control, Active PFC, SLI/Crossfire £35.95 112899
HIS X1950Pro 256MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual Link DVI TV HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card £70.00 126834


Total with Vat £276.56

Not sure about the PSU

What do you all think?
 

Kwman

Well-known Member
Just read a review and it seems my CPU could cause a bottleneck :(

Just put this together at Ebuyer.
quick code
Intel E4400 Socket 775 2x2.00GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £69.26 127326
ASUS P5B Socket 775 Core 2 ready P965 chipset onboard audio ATX 113965 401 in stock £50.85 113965
Hiper 530W Black Type M PSU - ATX v2.2, Silent/Temp Control, Active PFC, SLI/Crossfire £35.95 112899
HIS X1950Pro 256MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual Link DVI TV HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card £70.00 126834


Total with Vat £276.56

Not sure about the PSU

What do you all think?

You forgot to add ddr2 ram.

If you can afford it I would get a IP35 motherboard. Slightly more expensive, but ensures you can upgrade in the future to Intels next generation of CPUs. Also some can take DDR2/DDR3 ram, and have a higher FSB.

I'm not sure about your PSU also....I always stick with the brands Enermax, Tagan or Seasonic and I would go for a 600W.
 

Timh

Distinguished Member
Holding off with the upgrade for now.
I have just ordered an ATI X1650 Pro 256mb graphics card to keep me going for the time being.
If the PSU struggles i will have to upgrade it.

Thanks
 

badbob

Banned
Pretty lousy card, you should have picked up a ATI X1800XT secondhand instead, that'll run on a 400W PSU
 

Timh

Distinguished Member
Pretty lousy card,
Why is that?
Read plenty of reviews and it seems a good card for the price.
click

A big increase in performance to my current card.
 

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