Im looking to upgrade from my 128 mb ati radeon 9600 xt. I need an agp card, I know there was another post to the same effect but he had a bigger budjet, im only looking to spend around 200 Any suggestions would be appreciated. I thought i found an X800 xl agp for less than 200 but it was a PCI-e card, so that ruins those plans.
X800XL and GF6800GT will be over that budget. And to my knowledge the 6800GS and X800GTO are not yet available in AGP. There was a time when you could find a X800 pro for $200, but it might be hard to do so now. Honestly, $150-200 is the range in AGP where (at least in the USA) there isn't much of a good deal to be found. Unless you find the X800 pro that cheap, or the GTO arrives in AGP, you will probably have to settle for a GF6800(plain, vanilla), or a 6600GT. But don't spend $200 on them as they should cost $110-$150.
Well when on earth did newegg get in AGP GTO's? Today's the first time I've seen one on pricewatch and it's $229. That Newegg link you posted is priced pretty close to PCI-e, which I didn't expect from the start. Nice find.
Judging by those reviews dates, I'm losing it or been blind. The inq just made an anouncement a few days back that the GTO will be released in AGP, and these people wrote reviews in November they had one?
"ATI IS in the final stages of starting to ship its new old AGP card. The company will release Radeon X800 GTO cards in an AGP variant. It's meant to follow the extreme success of the already shipping X800 GTO PCIe. " From December 6th.