Radeon X1600 vs nVidia 6600GT

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aviationwiz, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. aviationwiz macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2005
    Just wondering which card would be better.

    Right now I've got a 6600GT with 128MB DDR, but would the X1600 in the 20" iMac be an upgrade or a downgrade?
  2. thebeephaha macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2006
    Seattle WA
    X1600 is better I believe, closer to the 7600 than the 6600 from what I've seen benchmark wise.

    That is, in the PC world of X1600's...
  3. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    Actually I was just looking for the same info because I too have a 6600GT 128MB and wanted to see how it compared to the iMac I'm thinking about.

    As it turns out (and as you can see in these benchmarks for example), the X1600 Pro is pretty close to the 6600GT. Disappointingly, it's slower than the 6600GT -- a mid-range card released nearly two years ago now -- in most games when run above 1024x768. According to those benchmarks, FEAR would be downright unplayable on the iMac.

    I'm hoping Apple figures out that they need to update the iMac's graphics really soon. I don't know why they can't offer the nVidia option on the 20" like they do on the 24".

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