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ASUS P2B motherboard, what's the best video card I could buy

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January 23, 2006 12:51:00 AM

I have a ASUS P2B motherboard, 80GB Western Digital HD, Intel Pentium III 600MHz CPU, 192Mb PC100 SDRAM, 3dfx VOODOO3 3000 16Mb AGP video card, Sound Blaster AWE 64 sound card, 56k modem, 10/100 LAN card, 52x LG CD-ROM drive and 2x LG DVD writer.

I just bought 2x256Mb PC133 CL2 Crucial memory that I should receive shortly. I will probably remove my old memory and put the 2 dimm in instead and try to overclock the FSB a little.

Now I wan't to know what would be the best compatible AGP video card for my motherboard? My motherboard support AGP 1.0 specifications (1x/2x). Does 4x AGP 2.0 video cards would works or not?

What would be some of the best video cards for my old mobo? I will probably buy used anyway since it will be probably old video cards. I'm tired of my old Voodoo 3 3000, it isn't compatible with N64 emulators and other stuff.

Thanks
January 23, 2006 2:40:25 PM

Anyone?
January 23, 2006 4:21:35 PM

seems like your AGP
i would recommend the 6800 GS or maybe the x850XT PE
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January 23, 2006 6:28:43 PM

And you think these brand new AGP 8x video cards would works with an old motherboard with 1x/2x AGP?

Are you sure about that?
January 23, 2006 6:44:53 PM

With that CPU you'd be best off buying a used 9700 PRO.

Anything more than that could be a complete waste, as your older CPU is limiting your maximum framerate anyway.

I believe the 9700 PRO should work on a P2B. I've seen a test done with one on Digit-Life:

http://www.ixbt.com/video2/retro2003-2.shtml
January 24, 2006 12:36:23 AM

I what language is this web site? Can't read anything. :( 
January 24, 2006 3:04:02 AM

Heheh. Don't worry aboyut the language, if you look at the test system you can see it's a 9700 PRO on an Asus P2B that they used for the benches.
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