REQ: Advice choosing a video card, please.

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I'm interested in getting the best video card for 3D performance that
my motherboard will support, and I'm having some difficulty figuring
out what the best choice would be on my own, because there are just so
many products available. My mobo supports AGP 4X. It's an Intel
D845PESV.

If there are cards available that would *work* in 4X mode, but are
built to perform to the 8X standard, I'd consider them, too, so that I
might not have to upgrade the video card the next time I do a mobo
upgrade. Thing is, I heard that some mobos don't support 128 MB video
cards, etc., etc., and I can't find information about this. Intel
doesn't have it on its site.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

M
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    Kilgore Trout wrote:
    > I'm interested in getting the best video card for 3D performance that
    > my motherboard will support, and I'm having some difficulty figuring
    > out what the best choice would be on my own, because there are just so
    > many products available. My mobo supports AGP 4X. It's an Intel
    > D845PESV.
    >
    > If there are cards available that would *work* in 4X mode, but are
    > built to perform to the 8X standard, I'd consider them, too, so that I
    > might not have to upgrade the video card the next time I do a mobo
    > upgrade. Thing is, I heard that some mobos don't support 128 MB video
    > cards, etc., etc., and I can't find information about this. Intel
    > doesn't have it on its site.
    >
    > Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!


    From the tech sheet on that board:
    ----
    The AGP connector is keyed for 1.5 V AGP cards only.
    Do not install a legacy 3.3 V AGP card.
    The AGP connector is not mechanically compatible with legacy 3.3 V AGP
    cards.
    ---

    The AGP 2.0 spec supports 4x and 8x so you just need to get a board that
    supports 1.5v. Most boards now days would. I don't know of any restriction
    on how much memory the video card can have. The max AGP Aperture size is
    256MB.

    You don't mention a price range but I would recommend something in the 5900
    family of cards: 5900SE or 5900XT.

    What games do you want to play? Do you want to turn AA and/or AF on? How
    much do you want to spend? What's your mother's maiden name? :)


    Too_Much_Coffee ®

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    > M
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    Kilgore Trout <noemailplease@nospam.com_DO> wrote in message news:<fmoo801mut2g44hsr1e9rtel53hsf6g0dq@4ax.com>...
    > I'm interested in getting the best video card for 3D performance that
    > my motherboard will support, and I'm having some difficulty figuring
    > out what the best choice would be on my own, because there are just so
    > many products available. My mobo supports AGP 4X. It's an Intel
    > D845PESV.
    >
    > If there are cards available that would *work* in 4X mode, but are
    > built to perform to the 8X standard, I'd consider them, too, so that I
    > might not have to upgrade the video card the next time I do a mobo
    > upgrade. Thing is, I heard that some mobos don't support 128 MB video
    > cards, etc., etc., and I can't find information about this. Intel
    > doesn't have it on its site.
    >
    > Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
    >
    > M

    6800 Ultra should just be fine....

    Just ensure you have atleast a 480 W high quality PSU and a case wich
    can be cooled good
    !
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