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I do not know much about ATI, so can you clear something up? What is the difference between the ATI cards: the X 800, the X 1300, and the X 1600? Hope you can help me with this. Thanks!

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In reply to: Help with ATI

The X1300 and the X1600 are newer cards than the X800, but from what I've seen the X1300 not necessarily faster in terms of gaming performance.

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The X800 is a previous generation card...

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...however, it was the high-end previous generation card. The X1300/X1600 are current generation cards; the X1300 is the low-end card, and the X1600 is the mid-range card. The high-end current generation cards are the X1800 and X1900.

You'll notice that the card names all have suffixes, such as the ATI Radeon X1900XTX. I won't get too deep into the suffixes; I'll tell you that XT is better than pro, and GTO is better than GT.

I could also get into the CrossFire dual video card stuff, but I don't feel like it.


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Thanks for helping!

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Thanks for clearing all that up. I do know a bit about high end ATI cards, because I want to buy I new computer sometime soon. I am also fairly knowedgable about Crossfire and stuff. I was wondering, if I was to upgrade my AGP FX 5700 LE video card to something less than $200 tat plays Oblivion and other such games fairly well. Would the X800, X1300, or the X1600 fit into that criteria well? Thanks for the help!

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Don't bother upgrading your AGP card...

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...just save that money and put it into your new PC. I'd suggest that you build the new PC. If you want to play Oblivion, I'd recommend the X1800XT for $280ish on newegg. But the X1800XT is a PCIe card, so get that with a new comptuer.

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Thanks for the help!

In reply to: Don't bother upgrading your AGP card...

Thank you for the advice. I am planning to get a new computer, but I would rather get a newer car (7900 GTX or 1900 XTX) or even SLId or Crossfired cards. Anyway, if I was to upgrade my computer, which of these cards: X800, X1300, X1600 or any other AGP cards you think are good should I upgrade my computer with?

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7900GTX and X1900XTX...

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...are PCIe cards. What is your budget for the new AGP card?

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In reply to: 7900GTX and X1900XTX...

Sorry, I meant that I would buy one of these new cards for the new computer. I would rahter the card I buy be under $200, So I can make the new computer really good. Any suggestions, such as the X800, X1300, or the X1600? They obviously have to be AGP cards. Thanks for the help!

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