[Question] Which is better?

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  1. LunatikBunnie

    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    Hi... i'm intending to buy a graphics card by this week...
    Here's what i was offered...
    The X550 Radeon 128-bit
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    The GeForce 7300GS Blitz 64-bit
     
  2. Teme

    Teme Super Moderator

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    Hi there and Welcome to Driver Heaven!
    I would get that X550... it has 128 bit memory bus ... but if you are going to play games you need at least 7800GT or X1600 Pro ....
     
  3. LunatikBunnie

    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    But I only have enough to afford a second hand Gfx card for those 2 cards offered...
    Which WOULD perform better in gaming sense?
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    hey there, welcome to DH :).

    to answer your question, of those two gfx cards, the x550 would a better job because of the 128bit memory bus like how temeteus82 stated. but also like he said, it would be best if you could get your hands on a 7600GT or an x1600pro. save up your money if you can't get either of the two better cards right now :). it'll be worth it in the long run :).
     
  5. LunatikBunnie

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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    was it OCed from factory, or did the person reviewing it OC it? did they provide any benchmark sheets or graphs to prove that the 7300's OC made it perform better than the x550? also, if it was OCed, did they OC the x550 by the same or similar percentage to the 7300? because if the 7300 was OCed, and the x550 was not, the x550 will still be a better card when you OC it.
     
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    technonerd New Member

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    How about neither :dead:
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    that's not a very appropriate statement to make. if this is all he can get, this is all he can get. however, temeteus82 and myself have already suggested other methods of getting something better. but like i said, if something better cannot be had, then it cannot be had until later.
     
  9. LunatikBunnie

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    Here are the benchmark screenshots i grabbed from the other forum
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    ok....but what about the benchmarks from the x550? that's only showing the scores of the one card. you need to have the same exact tests done on the same exact machine (except the video card of course) to tell you which of the two cards is better.
     
  11. LunatikBunnie

    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    Hmm...You're right... i'll nudge the originator to benchmark the x550 too

    Edit: So..what you're saying is x550 performs better in any way?
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    that just made me laugh :lol:
     
  13. LunatikBunnie

    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    Heads up on the edit *points*
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    i'm not saying performs better in any way, i'm saying will outperform the 7300, because the 7300 has a 64bit memory bus.

    and think of it like this, if you OC the 7300 by 20% and it'll outperform the x550, if you give the x550 that same 20% OC, it'll still out perform the 7300.

    just some things to consider. but still try and get those benchmarks from whoever made that post in that other forum. once those are had, you should see what i mean. and if they are lower scores than the 7300 scores, ask why they are lower. factors like the card not being OCed is one. and also, the system has be the same one (or one identical to it, i.e. same CPU, same chipset MoBo, same amount of RAM are what is important) to the one tested w/the 7300.
     
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    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    Sent message to him..and this was his reply
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    well, there you have it so far.....but you still want those benches to see exactly how much better. also, ask him to run the same tests at stock speeds, and then the same test on some half way decent OC. just to give you an idea of what the card runs like :)
     
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    ive got another vote for the save your money option.

    the X800 line is rather quickly comeing down in price, and if you can hold of for awhile longer im sure you can pick one for next to nothing.
     
  18. LunatikBunnie

    LunatikBunnie New Member

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    The offer i'm geting for the X550 is around 20 USD
     

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