Sapphire X1600 vs MSI 7600

Posted on Monday, June 12 2006 @ 1:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sapphire has a new Radeon X1600XT video card which has a passive cooler with a twist, while MSI has a new GeForce 7600 GS card with a passive cooler. Both support video acceleration and HD playback - which one should end up in your rig?

"Both these cards represent very good value for the price. Gaming performance is admirable, video decoding is excellent. The Sapphire has good performance in FEAR, as well as the better of the two heatsinks and more tweaks in Avivo. However, the MSI has a clear edge in price which is hard to ignore, as well as faster performance in Lost Coast and 1080p decoding."

Read on over at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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