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What AGP card to go with for under $130.00 bucks?

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September 17, 2006 7:47:41 PM

Would you go with any of these or a different one?

SAPPHIRE 100131L Radeon X800GTO 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: 100131L
Item #: N82E16814102609

In Stock
$124.99 $124.99

BIOSTAR V6802XA52 Geforce 6800XT 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: V6802XA52
Item #: N82E16814141026

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$139.99 $139.99

XFX PVT42KUDE3 Geforce 6800XT 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT42KUDE3
Item #: N82E16814150157

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$129.99

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September 17, 2006 8:46:25 PM

The X800GTO is the best of the three.
September 17, 2006 8:58:52 PM

x800 gto ftw, only if u pay for 7800gs or 6800gs would nvidia card be worth is
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September 17, 2006 9:09:26 PM

I have that x800gto and it kicks a$$! No other card out there is as good as the x800gto (excluding the 7800gs, and maybe an x850)
September 17, 2006 9:10:48 PM

Also, it does not have to be one of these 3 cards if there is a better card for around the same money. The games I play are Dark Age of Camelot, FPS's such as America's Army, Ghost Recon, FEAR, FarCry, and also games like Age of Empire's etc if it matters much. Thanks for the help and keep it coming :) 
September 17, 2006 9:39:06 PM

THIS. Steal the extra $10 if you have to, as this card will smoke all other cards mentioned, especially that 6800XT crap.

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I have a 7600 in my pentium d and it smokes a x800, esp. when you crank up the memory clock...


You'll be lucky to get close to the performance of a standard X800, let alone beat it. The 7600GS is really hurting from that low-clocked memory.
September 17, 2006 9:56:13 PM

x800. The performance is too weak on the 68xt to make up for it having SM3.0.
September 17, 2006 10:44:07 PM

Including rebates, the cards I mentioned turn out to be...

SAPPHIRE 100131L Radeon X800GTO 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: 100131L
Item #: N82E16814102609

In Stock
$124.99

BIOSTAR V6802XA52 Geforce 6800XT 512MB GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: V6802XA52
Item #: N82E16814141026

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$139.99 --- $119.99

XFX PVT42KUDE3 Geforce 6800XT 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
Model #: PVT42KUDE3
Item #: N82E16814150157

In Stock
Mail-in Rebate
$129.99 --- $109.99
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September 18, 2006 3:56:56 AM

Go for the X800GTO; far better performance for the money. IMO If you truely desire an SM3.0 card, save up the cash for a 7600GT so you have the power to take advantage of the features.
September 18, 2006 2:42:15 PM

X800 for sure.

Stay away from the 6800XT: total crap

The 6800 GS mentioned is very good in PCIe, but the AGP version really sucks:

The 7600 GS is OK, I think the GTO is faster though, and probably a bit cheaper to boot.
September 18, 2006 2:46:03 PM

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I have that x800gto and it kicks a$$! No other card out there is as good as the x800gto (excluding the 7800gs, and maybe an x850)


I don't think so. While the X800GTO is a good performer for the money, the X800XL, X800XT, 7600GS (maybe), 7600GT, 6800Ultra (hard to find), as well as the 2 you mentioned above are all better than the X800gto.

STAY AWAY FROM THE 6800XT...IT IS A PIECE OF SH*T.
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