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Old 11-01-2006, 08:04 AM   #1
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Hey people,
Well, my friend needs a new graphics card to play microsoft flight simulator (I think one of the newer versions). His budget is about $100 and he needs a AGP interface card. I have been looking and I am thinking about reccomending a nVidia 6600 or an ATI X700. What do you think? The rest of his specs are an HP Pavilion a430n w/ an Athlon XP 3200+ processor and 512 MB RAM.

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I would go with this card

512MB ram, SM3.0 support, HDR support



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I would go with this card

512MB ram, SM3.0 support, HDR support



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131430
ha I have the same card. Once you get good cooling than you can overclock it like I did (Read Sig)
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/10/...ney/page4.html

There is a page which should help you.

personally I would get

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130059
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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I agree with Bloodstalker, but that card won't give you max settings or anything in Flight Sim X. My 7600GT can barely handle max settings. If you want the awesome visuals, you need to upgrade to PCI express.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:53 AM   #6
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Hey, thanks guys! I don't think he wants to play it on MAX settings, and all he has is an AGP slot. So I think the 6600GT is looking pretty good. You think the a430n has an extra hard drive power cord? Will the system be able to handle it? Thanks!
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ha I have the same card. Once you get good cooling than you can overclock it like I did (Read Sig)
you dont need to overclock this card. It will easily outperform the 6600GT


you would be a fool not to get this card.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131430

1. its the X1K gen
2. HDR
3.SM 3.0
4.512MB ram > 128MB ram
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I've had both of these cards.. for the cash I would get the 6600gt

the ati may have 512mb of memory but its still only a 128bit interface.. read all the specs the 6600gt is useing gddr3 where as the ati is using gddr2.. the only thing I really like on the ati over the 6600gt is the extra 4 pixil pipeline, which is very under rated.
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the ATI is $5 more....

both cards are 128 bit memory interface.

plus the X1600pro 512 MB is faster with advanced features enables such as AA

but the 6600GT is faster with plain jane games like call of duty ect...

But on the otherhand i have been looking and if your not going to ever use advanced fearutes like HDR or +AA on games like Oblivion, Battlefield 2 and Fear
then go with the 6600GT.
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I agree with Bloodstalker, but that card won't give you max settings or anything in Flight Sim X. My 7600GT can barely handle max settings. If you want the awesome visuals, you need to upgrade to PCI express.
No there is 7600GT AGP card.

http://www.google.ca/search?hs=IEJ&h...G=Search&meta=


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The X1600Pro Is the same thing has 6600GT. ATI just replied to Nvidia's 6600GT with X1600pro
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