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?
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!!
P.S keep us posted