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Need a better option than the X1600Pro

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 2, 2006 5:30:36 AM

My old card died very abruptly a few days ago, which caused me to panic, rush out and buy a random card. I'm usually more astute about these things, but I hadn't kept up in a while and went with what the guy at the store recommended. Of course, after I got my computer working again, I discover that very few people actually like the X1600Pro.

My computer is only about two-and-a-half years old, and I don't really want to upgrade for another year or two. The main sticking point is, of course, that the mobo only supports AGP (if I upgrade the mobo to PCI-Express I might as well upgrade the whole thing). So, if every other component remains status quo, which card should I exchange the X1600Pro for?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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April 2, 2006 8:19:52 AM

Anything of equal or, I guess, slightly higher value. $300?
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April 2, 2006 8:36:13 AM

Try the X1800XT you should notice tne difference plus 512MB . Newegg has it
for $284.00
April 2, 2006 8:55:33 AM

Look at either 6800gs or 7800gs, both agp.
April 3, 2006 6:08:21 AM

get the 7800GS, that's gonna be the last AGP card you'll ever buy and i'm pretty sure it will keep up with games for at least a good 18 months or more...
April 3, 2006 12:04:29 PM

I normally wont recommend a 7800 (too expensive IMHO better to replace MB, Processor) but in your case since you r planning to keep your system for another 1-2 years best to go for it.
April 3, 2006 9:54:56 PM

I think you got that confused I wasnt aware that ati made x1800xt in AGP??
NE wayz my personal choice would be a Evga 7800 gs sc
Before I decided 2 upgrade 2 PCIe, I did days of research and the 7800gs sc won my heart, I mean yea, I am an Ati fan, and the x850pro which sells about $200 is a great card, but the 7800gs sc (super clocked)
has sm3.0 much better performance than the x850pro, bu ffffaaaarrrrrr.
I you are in no hurry to upgrade to PCIe, the 7800gs sc is the smartest way to go, it will last U at leat a year and a half even more, if your system is pretty riged up :wink:
Great card for value and not to mention performance wise.
So YES the EvGA 7800 GS SC is the card to go!!
-Good Luck-
P.S keep us posted :D