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Big bargain - its listed at £29.96 inc vat, so add the cheapest thing you want and choose super-saver delivery and google checkout. Ebuyer QF 127582 - 112 in stock when posted.

Price quoted (£24.78 ) is price for this and mouse-mat 32499 (first cheap thing I found) added, super-saver delivery via google checkout.

Sapphire RADEON X1600 PRO - graphics adapter - Radeon X1600 Pro - 256 MB

Device Type: Graphics adapter * Interface Type: PCI Express x16

Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon X1600 Pro * Max Monitors Supported: 2

Core Clock Speed: 500 MHz * RAMDAC Clock Speed: 400 MHz

API Supported: OpenGL 2.0, DirectX 9.0c * Video Output: 2560 x 1600

Video Memory Installed ( Max ): 256 MB - GDDR3 SDRAM * Package Type: Lite retail

TV Interface: HDTV out * HDCP compatible: Yes * Compliant Standards: RoHS



Mouse mat 81832 is much nicer... Don't forget 2p from quidco ;-)
- jah128
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#1
Bah. Keep forgetting to not put numbers in brackets, or if I do leave a space... I mean £24.78
#2
jah128
Bah. Keep forgetting to not put numbers in brackets, or if I do leave a space... I mean £24.78


:thumbsup:
#3
Ta emma, didn't see I could edit it myself.

Looks like this card is £45+ elsewhere before delivery, maybe they are clearing old stock but I'm fairly sure it wasn't at this price earlier this evening...

This thread has good tips for cheap items:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64257&highlight=cheapest+ebuyer
(Please remember to thank the op and posters in that thread if it helps!)
banned#4
Hey would this be any good for playing games, i'm not a hardcore gamer just want sumthing that will run games in good quality for cheap lol
#5
This is just what you want then, providing your motherboard has a PCI-E slot?

Just don't expect to run games at extra high resolutions or with all the settings maxed out. Should be very good for Vista too.

This website has comparisons of this model (as in X1600 Pro) to most other current graphics cards in current games:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/graphics/charts.html

Its quite near the bottom, yes, but have a quick search for prices of the cards around it and you'll see it represents excellent value for money at under £25!
banned#6
jah128
This is just what you want then, providing your motherboard has a PCI-E slot?

Just don't expect to run games at extra high resolutions or with all the settings maxed out. Should be very good for Vista too.


Kool thanks im gunna get 1 then, just for the hell of its sooo cheap for a G-card!!!

:thumbsup:
#7
seems a really nice price ... voted hot :)
banned#8
do u need to add any other items when buying it???
banned#9
soz stupid question my bad lol
#10
would this card be better than a radeon 9800 pro i bought a few years ago for plaing games nowadays
#11
Rad 9800? First, apologies if you know this, but this is a PCI-E card and your Radeon may be an AGP card, in which case no it wouldn't do.

If not, I think this probably outperforms the older Radeon a bit, whilst also having SM2 & SM3 features - there are one or two games out now that wont play on your 9800 but will on this. I doubt its really that much of a step up though for a lot of slightly older games (but then it is only £25!!), although I'm not a massive gamer myself. I have a X1650 which is similar in specs to this card, with silent heatsink, and it cost me £55 shortly before the google-checkout thing so about 3 months ago, and I find it adequate for the games I occasionally play. Been having fun with "Test Drive Unlimited" and I have to say it looks stunning, but I can't really use anti-aliasing at 1280x1024 without it getting a bit laggy.

Your radeon was a best-in-generation style card, but is two full generations older than this, whilst this is a mid-range card; by some sort of wierd logic this would make this card one-step up from your card.
#12
Good find this m8.....except Ebuyer are a rip off on postage to Northern Ireland.

£15 extra for shipping to NI, i don't think so :x
#13
£15? That is shocking. Do they charge that on the royal mail (sub-500g) items as well?

What about aria, as they now have google-checkout, are they similarly extortionate? I saw a very cheap X1550 on their super-specials the other day, think it was £21 inc vat. Probably not as good as this but what can you do?
#14
yeah i went to tomshardware and had a shifty this ati x1600 pro was one of the next range of cards to come out after the 9800 pro. So its a slight step up but as you say it has some extra features so is a better card and with more and better memory plus its pci express.

Hardlygot any use out of the 9800 pro because just after that i bought an xbox and now i have a 360 pc gaming is just to expensive to keep up with in my opinion
#15
i agree with you really i think. But this card really is an excellent deal for anyone out there with a computer using on-board graphics which has an unused PCI-E slots, as I'm sure a few people have. For £25 you can upgrade to not only decent dedicated graphics, but graphics capable of running any game on the market at the moment...

Anyone about thinking of upgrading their PC to Vista capable, with 1Gb of ram for under £25 and a 256Mb SM3 graphics card for under £25, now really is a good time to take the plunge.
#16
Anyone know how noisy this card is likely to be?

Thinking of installing it on a Dell Dimension E520 which I bought 2 months ago.

If the fan is on 24/7 I'd be put off.
#17
Unfortunately I cant say but I'd probably not buy if that is your top concern. Look for a deal on the ones with heatpipe-based silent coolers, from either the X1650 radeon series or the GeForce 7600 and 85\8600 series, they are what you probably want. Mind you, this is a good £18 less than them and you may be able to fit aftermarket cooler such as Zalman to this.
#18
Cheers.

I may just wait a bit as Vista seems to be running OK on my dedicated mobo graphics chip .. and I never use it for gaming.
1 Like #19
jah128
i agree with you really i think. But this card really is an excellent deal for anyone out there with a computer using on-board graphics which has an unused PCI-E slots, as I'm sure a few people have. For £25 you can upgrade to not only decent dedicated graphics, but graphics capable of running any game on the market at the moment...

Anyone about thinking of upgrading their PC to Vista capable, with 1Gb of ram for under £25 and a 256Mb SM3 graphics card for under £25, now really is a good time to take the plunge.



Agreed wholeheartedly

i also meant to mention this is a top deal nice one jah128:thumbsup:
#20
Another question from someone not so tech-savvy - I got my PC just over a year ago with a a Radeon X600 256MB Hypermemory installed, would it be worth upgrading to this or am I better off as I am? Sorry, but I'm clueless about graphics cards...
#21
My laptop has Intel 945 or 950 integrated graphics, can't remember which, and Vista runs quite nicely on it, but it does seem noticably quicker on my desktop, which has the X1650 card. If the idea of hooking up to an HD-TV, dual-screen desktops or gaming appeal to you I'd seriously consider it as I reckon this is a real bargain - I reckon you could probably sell it for £25 no problems on ebay or possibly for sale forum here if you decided it was too noisy.
#22
ghost - X600 again, you're sort of 1 step down, so whilst its a really good deal at £25 it's not that big of an upgrade. However, I think you could probably sell your X600 for £15 to £20 pretty easily. If you're thinking of Vista go for it as you'll have SM3 support for Aero ;-)
1 Like #23
ffa1
Anyone know how noisy this card is likely to be?

Thinking of installing it on a Dell Dimension E520 which I bought 2 months ago.

If the fan is on 24/7 I'd be put off.


I don't think it will fit in your Dell as they require half-hight cards in most of their cheaper systems, it will fit but you won't be able to put the case lid back on!

Edit: I was wrong, the E520 will take full height cards, the C520 requires half-height cards!
#24
jah128
ghost - X600 again, you're sort of 1 step down, so whilst its a really good deal at £25 it's not that big of an upgrade. However, I think you could probably sell your X600 for £15 to £20 pretty easily. If you're thinking of Vista go for it as you'll have SM3 support for Aero ;-)


Cheers for your info :thumbsup:
#25
Thanks for that advice darkovo, definately worth checking.

I'm not convinced the ebuyer picture and stats are correct. For a start, it seems more likely GDDR2 than GDDR3 at 800Mhz. Still not convinced its not a misprice or something worse to be honest, but time will tell..
#26
Very good deal! Bought a Nvidia 7600 for £90 last year always a good idea to buy this one and sell it on ebay for double. :-D lol
#27
hi,could anyone help me out here please,im not very clued up on computer components. what do these mean,do they mean they can view High def content.

TV Interface HDTV out
HDCP compatible Yes

i have my pc connected to my HD ready plasma,with this graphics card would i be able to view proper HD pictures (720p). does anyone know if this graphics would be compatibe with a acer t180 dc,at the moment i have a NVIDIA GEFORE 6100 NFORCE 405 as my graphics card. how do the two compare,is there a big upgrade difference.

i also have vista home premium,do you think the graphics card would make a different to the image quality

could anyone please tell me how i can check if my motherboard has a PCI-E slot,i bought my computer in jan 07,so its more or less brand new.do you think it would have one.

my computer is a AMD athlon 64 bit,dual core processor 3800+ and 2.00GHZ(copied and paste) and i have 767 or RAM left.would you think i would have any problems

Thanks to anyone who helps me
#28
jim4571
hi,could anyone help me out here please,im not very clued up on computer components. what do these mean,do they mean they can view High def content.

TV Interface HDTV out
HDCP compatible Yes

i have my pc connected to my HD ready plasma,with this graphics card would i be able to view proper HD pictures (720p). does anyone know if this graphics would be compatibe with a acer t180 dc,at the moment i have a NVIDIA GEFORE 6100 NFORCE 405 as my graphics card. how do the two compare,is there a big upgrade difference.

i also have vista home premium,do you think the graphics card would make a different to the image quality

could anyone please tell me how i can check if my motherboard has a PCI-E slot,i bought my computer in jan 07,so its more or less brand new.do you think it would have one.

my computer is a AMD athlon 64 bit,dual core processor 3800+ and 2.00GHZ(copied and paste) and i have 767 or RAM left.would you think i would have any problems

Thanks to anyone who helps me

yes, you will need to connect with DVI(no sound) though as it doesn't have a HDMI slot.
#29
Very tempted but was looking up the 8500GT earlier which i belive is much much better for decoding HD content etc for HTPC...

Choices...choices!
#30
Daz CPFC
Very tempted but was looking up the 8500GT earlier which i belive is much much better for decoding HD content etc for HTPC...

Choices...choices!


what does HTPC mean daz? how much is the 8500GT
#31
Daz CPFC
Very tempted but was looking up the 8500GT earlier which i belive is much much better for decoding HD content etc for HTPC...

Choices...choices!

general consensus is the 8500gt/8600gt(but more so 8500gt obviously) are lumps of turd. For simply decoding HD content, this will do the job as well as you need it done. If you want a serious gfx card in the 8 series, i'd save up until ATI release their r600 series and nvidia make price cuts. Then go for the 8800gts...
#32
HenvY
yes, you will need to connect with DVI(no sound) though as it doesn't have a HDMI slot.


hi henvy,thanks for the reply.how do i connect it with DVI,would i have to buy a pci slot with a DVI connection on,how would i get Hi def sound if the DVI connection wont pass it through.
#33
HenvY
general consensus is the 8500gt/8600gt(but more so 8500gt obviously) are lumps of turd. For simply decoding HD content, this will do the job as well as you need it done. If you want a serious gfx card in the 8 series, i'd save up until ATI release their r600 series and nvidia make price cuts. Then go for the 8800gts...


so would you say there nothing really between the two cards in High def purposes
#34
jim4571
what does HTPC mean daz? how much is the 8500GT


Home Theatre PC, and around £50 when using Google Checkout.

HenvY
general consensus is the 8500gt/8600gt(but more so 8500gt obviously) are lumps of turd. For simply decoding HD content, this will do the job as well as you need it done. If you want a serious gfx card in the 8 series, i'd save up until ATI release their r600 series and nvidia make price cuts. Then go for the 8800gts...


This couldnt be further the the truth from what ive read specifically for HTPC computers (please bare in mind i have no intention of using if for gaming). As the 8xxx series will decode HDTV with little stress on the CPU when compared with the 7xxx series.
#35
jim4571
hi henvy,thanks for the reply.how do i connect it with DVI,would i have to buy a pci slot with a DVI connection on,how would i get Hi def sound if the DVI connection wont pass it through.


There is a DVI slot on the card and it will come with a DVI cable. You can just hook up a 2.1/5.1/7.1 sound system to your computer using your onboard sound system(probably not fantastic quality but no need to buy anything) or by buying a sound card(£50+ for a v. good one).
#36
i wont be using the graphics card for gaming at all,just for watching my downlloaded hd content on my PC.so would you say this radeon fits the bill
#37
jim4571
hi henvy,thanks for the reply.how do i connect it with DVI,would i have to buy a pci slot with a DVI connection on,how would i get Hi def sound if the DVI connection wont pass it through.


You could connect your PC to yours TVS audio input to get the sound using your sound card.

You will need a DVI - HDMI cable to get HD content from your PC to the screen :)
#38
johnnycool
Good find this m8.....except Ebuyer are a rip off on postage to Northern Ireland.

£15 extra for shipping to NI, i don't think so :x


use google checkout, its same price as rest of the uk :)
ive done it lots of times now.
#39
jim4571
so would you say there nothing really between the two cards in High def purposes

well, they are both substantially better than this card, but they are unnecessary and a lot more expensive in terms of HD content. This will handle that absolutely no problem with a modern processor.
#40
i just had a look on device manager and i think i have realtek high def audio,what is this like.

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