Hopping on this thread since only one person offered advice, hope you don't mind.
I found a eVGA 128MB 6800 AGP for $80 on craiglist with cables and VGA adapter (may even be able to lower the price, i don't know). I wanted to ask you if it was a good deal considering this exists: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
(OPEN BOX x800gto for $94.63 w/shipping)
I'm on a real tight budget here (college student in New England [gotta hate the living costs]). Would those $15 give me a really noticeable edge in performance, taking into account I have a Celeron clocked to 3.54GHz and a 1GB stick of RAM.
I believe that the ATI x800GTO has is a more powerful card. And it should be worth the extra $15 but it is a DX9.B card while as the GF6800 is a DX9.c card which means it has Shader Model .3, But you really never need SM3.0 so go for the ATI x800GTO
Thanks for all the replies and it’s good to hear UT isn’t going away anytime soon.
I have no complaints with the video card I am using now, however I like to keep informed with my options. That’s why I asked the question.
I am currently using an ATI X800 XL. I paid a little over $200 for it, which at the time was a pretty good deal. When I got it, it was in the top half of the performance scale, not top of the line; I don’t think it ever was. I see it's in the bottom half now.
However, I refuse to pay $400 or more, for card that will be worthless for gaming in a few years.
my video card budget is around $200. For that, it looks like a X1900 GT or even good deal on a X1900 XT.
On different subject -
I am building my kids a PC each for Christmas. I pretty much decided to go with a Geforce 7600 GT. Plenty of room for upgrades in the future.