Any good $150 AGP cards better than a 5900 Ultra 256meg? Tags: Nvidia Leadtek CPUs Graphics Last response: December 11, 2005 4:04 PM in Graphics & Displays Share MrBeefy November 28, 2005 4:31:32 PM I've got a Leadtek Winfast A350 Ultra (256mb). I'm not wanting to upgrade my mobo and CPU just yet, I figure in about a year or so. But I'm wondering if there's any AGP cards out there worth spending $150 on until I'm ready? Or would something like that be only a small increase? More about : good 150 agp cards 5900 ultra 256meg mpjesse November 28, 2005 7:52:16 PM Yep. newegg.com has a 6800 XT (neutered GT) AGP for $144.50 according to www.pricewatch.com That'll give you a nice boost in performance. -mpjesse MrBeefy November 30, 2005 8:02:06 PM thanks mpjesse! Related resources Differences between 5700LE 5700 5700 Ultra 5900 ? - Forum 6600GT vs. 5900 Ultra - Forum Selling a nVidia 5900 XT Ultra - Forum Fx 5900 128mb or 256mb? - Forum Which is better ? 256mb fx5700 or 128mb fx 5900 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mpjesse December 1, 2005 7:44:58 PM Edit: Oh dear, it looks like no one is selling them anymore. Try searching for it at www.newegg.com No problema mi amigo! -mpjesse MrBeefy December 1, 2005 8:25:21 PM Further researching your suggestion I've read comparisons saying that a 6600GT is better than a 6800XT? All of these similar naming conventions make it really confusing... which is I'm sure what Nvidia's plan was. LE, XT, GT, GTX, there really ought to be a chart explaining all of these things. So, you would recommend the 6800XT over the 6600GT? Any idea what kind of performance increase these will give me over the 5900? mpjesse December 1, 2005 10:22:00 PM I haven't seen the cards pitted against each other. But if what you've seen makes the 6600GT better- go for it. Just make sure it's available in AGP format. :-) MrBeefy December 1, 2005 11:29:37 PM word. thanks again. shata December 10, 2005 5:03:32 AM They might be a couple bucks more but id get a 6800 256mb card there nice (its just 6800 nothing behind it i.e. gt xt ultra whatever) Samsa December 11, 2005 2:05:30 PM Quote:They might be a couple bucks more but id get a 6800 256mb card there nice (its just 6800 nothing behind it i.e. gt xt ultra whatever) Those things are $100 more for 128 MB more Video RAM...if you have a budget that's not worth it, IMO. MrBeefy December 11, 2005 2:11:38 PM Heh, show me where you can find any new card at that price... Actually, I got the deal of the century on eBay: a BFG 6800 Ultra 256meg for $158 shipped, so I'm pretty happy. Samsa December 11, 2005 2:13:17 PM Quote:Heh, show me where you can find any new card at that price... Actually, I got the deal of the century on eBay: a BFG 6800 Ultra 256meg for $158 shipped, so I'm pretty happy. Wow, very nice! If its used, I hope it works. Edit: To answer your question, most 6600 GTs are below or around $150 these days. For Example: JATON 3DForce6600GT Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X at Newegg.com They're still not a better deal than you got. shata December 11, 2005 4:04:14 PM There all gone but you can get this one. and yes sorry i was thinking 6800s were a little cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs this better than a mac? ForumBest card for under $ 150 ForumGeforceFX 5900(Non-Ultra ) - Power Problems?? Forum5900 Ultra vs. ATI 9700 Pro & FS 2004 Forum5900 Ultra or 9800 Pro.....best 4 3D animation Forum5900 XT or 5900 or 5900 ultra Forum5700 Ultra , 9600 XT or 5900 XT??? ForumFX 5900 vs. FX 5700 Ultra ForumGeForce FX 5900 Ultra ...Manufacturers ForumWhich Graphics Card Should I Get? ForumAny AGP card better than a 7800GS at $299? Help! ForumWhich is better , 9600xt 256 mb, or FX 5900 s56 mb ? - looki.. ForumBFG 6800 GT OC 256meg AGP ....Temp question ForumIs a 6800 better than a 5900 for the same price? ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !