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Fast AGP card for gaming

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February 1, 2006 6:20:28 PM

Hi

Looking to upgrade my graphics card from radeon 9600xt.


Havent got the money at the moment to change my MB to PCIE

Just wonder what the bext agp option available is. Any recommendations would be helpfull.

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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2006 1:43:57 AM

I don't think we have enough info to say whether 7800GS or X850XTpe will come out on top. Most likely they will trade blows. What we can say is if he doesn't have money for a mobo and 7800GT, then forget either of these cards.

So given that, yes, his best bet would be 1) X850XT, 2) X800XT (AIW), or even 3) a higher than normal clocked evga 6800GS AGP. Even a 6600GT would be anice step up from his current card.
February 2, 2006 7:47:51 AM

i say u don't go for x850 xt because it has only SM 2.0!! And if u have money, u can buy a 7800 GS AGP, x850XT is faster only in 2 games,hehe, in rest, it is eating dust from 7800GS,and, something very important, with nvidia's card u can make a nice OC. The overclocking with x850XT-PE doesn't work(only 15 mhz, it really sucks)...
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a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2006 9:35:06 AM

Don't discount the nVidia 6800GT or 6800Ultra, some may considered them "last generation" but both are still very good cards and have enough speed, pipelines, and pixel shaders to hum along with the newer cards. Both can also be had a reasonable price off www.pricewatch.com and E-Bay. I really enjoy my BFG 6800GT OC and think it's the best AGP card I've ever used. Don't pass it by, be sure to check it out and give it strong consideration.
February 2, 2006 9:37:37 AM

YEah.. although i have a X850XT PE, i recommend getting the 7800GS AGP. One thing for sure they have SM 3.0. What's more, the X850XT uses dual slot cooling which may probably block one of your PCI cards.


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Dell Dimension 8400
Pentium 4 3.4GHz 2M
925XE motherboard
1GB DDR2 RAM 533MHz
36GB WD Raptor
160GB Maxtor DiamondMax 9
X850XT PE 575MHz/630MHz
Sound Blaster Audigy 2
a b U Graphics card
February 2, 2006 10:49:31 AM

i switched from a FX5600 (nvidias match to the 9600) to a 6600GT AGP and that was a huge leap for a cheap card - emagine a 7800GS or X850XT
February 2, 2006 11:21:39 AM

i passed from 5900xt to 6600GT 256mb AGP and the difference was very big! For the moment i am waiting the 7800gs, because i don't want to change my Sempron 3400+(oc 2215mhz,MB Asus K8N-E deluxe, 2 gb ram), i don't see why pass to PCI-x, all the games are working very well at 1280x1024 no AA AF, medium or high details. And with 7800gs i think i can go for another 1 year without problems....for a normal gamer :D 
February 2, 2006 12:01:15 PM

What are the rest of your system specs?
February 2, 2006 12:14:34 PM

if he tells his system specs, he must kill u, top secret..hehe
February 2, 2006 2:47:54 PM

At $350, the 7800 GS for AGP is the worst buy out there. There's no way it's worth $100 over an X850 XT that delivers the same framerates.

SM 3.0 is hardly a must-have feature in this segment. Even a 6800 Ultra isn't powerful enough to run SM 3.0 HDR in games like Far Cry.

You're going to spend $350 on an upgrade, get a $275 pci-express 7800 GT and use the remaining $75 for a PCI-express motherboard for your CPU. Then you're getting REAL performance.

But if you're staying AGP, get an X850 XT for under $250.

Spending $100 more on a card that performs the same as the X850 XT is not only retarded, it is a huge waste when you could use the money to migrate to PCI-express instead, and with a way better card to boot.

Sure, the 6800 GT and Ultra are great cards, but they're about $300 last I checked. Once again, why pay an extra $50 when you coulkd have a better card at $250 in the X850 XT?

If you can't afford the $250, get a $200 X800 GTO... best sub-$200 AGP card out there.

And the X800 GT or 6600 GT are both great cards in the $150 segment if that's still too much cash.
February 2, 2006 3:21:22 PM

These guys must be smoking crack. I would never suggest this card to anyone!
February 2, 2006 3:47:31 PM

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At $350, the 7800 GS for AGP is the worst buy out there. There's no way it's worth $100 over an X850 XT that delivers the same framerates.

SM 3.0 is hardly a must-have feature in this segment. Even a 6800 Ultra isn't powerful enough to run SM 3.0 HDR in games like Far Cry.

You're going to spend $350 on an upgrade, get a $275 pci-express 7800 GT and use the remaining $75 for a PCI-express motherboard for your CPU. Then you're getting REAL performance.

But if you're staying AGP, get an X850 XT for under $250.

Spending $100 more on a card that performs the same as the X850 XT is not only retarded, it is a huge waste when you could use the money to migrate to PCI-express instead, and with a way better card to boot.

If you can't afford the $250, get a $150 X800 GT or 6600 GT. Both great cards in the segment.


What he said!
February 3, 2006 10:22:04 PM

What Cleve and the most recent posters say is right on. The 7800GS is a joke at the current prices. The x850xt is better and cheaper.

I'm a huge 7800 fan, got one myself. The 7800 GT is still a great card for the money, the GS would be a nice card for about $175.00.
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