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GeCube "X" Collection - ATI Radeon PCI Express Awareness

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Nov 7, 2004 5:00 am

X600 Series


- X600Pro


Taking PCI Express graphics to the next level, we have the X600Pro which is also a 128-bit card but with faster core (with bigger processing pipes) and memory speeds which of course brings with it a better quality core and memory. Like the X300 we are looking at, the X600Pro on offer today also has 256MB of memory onboard. The X600Pro as you can see uses a heatsink which is similar to the 9600XT Extreme cooler from GeCube. With the X600 name a new price tag comes a long with it. You can see here that pricing for the X600Pro can rise up to prices as high as $200 but you shouldn't have trouble finding one closer to the $150 mark. With the price being about $40 more expensive then the X300 we will see if the 40% price increase is worth it or not.




- X600XT


The X600XT would be best compared to a 9600XT with a slight number of improvements like an increased core and memory speed. The X600XT is the top end of the X600 line and brings with it a small jump in price which we will look at in just a moment. Physically you can see that the X600XT from GeCube is a bit more appealing then the other cards that we have seen. With the Turbo Fan design we also see on the X600Pro used you are going to get the ultimate performance out of your X600XT. Upgrading to the XT version of the X600 is going set you back anything from $20 - $80 more which can be seen here.




With the X600s out the way let's have a look at what the top of the line X800XT brings to the party before we move onto the benchmark results.


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