6600GT 256Mb upgrade to a Gainward 7800GS+ golden sample

Guys,

Please help,

I'm currently running a P4 3.0Ghz Presscot, 6600gt 256Mb AGP, 2Gb DDR400, 74Gb Raptor, 500W Antec. I want more performance but don't have the budget to go PCIE. Do you think an upgrade to the Gainward 7800GS+ golden sample 512Mb (effectivly a 7900GT) would be worth the money?I play games like Doom3 and Quake4 in 1280x1024 but am struggling when using anti aliasing etc. It would be nice to go to a higher resolution as well but the 6600gt starts to suffer.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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  1. Gainward's 7800 GS+ would make a big difference.

    You also might want to wait for the X1950 PRO agp version, coming out soon. Might be a bit cheaper than Gainward's 7800 GS+, but should have about the same performance if not more.
  2. Id stay away from that card until we know if any AGP 8x00 solutions will be offered.

    It would be crappy if you dropped $400 and then in a month or two, Nvidia releases a 8600GT AGP version that blows the 7800gs+ away at 1/2 the cost.
  3. Thanks guys,
    I want a card before Christmas though. The X1950 Pro sounds good but only has 256Mb, I want to be able to play games like Crysis when it comes out althouh it's optimised for DX10 cards it should still run very well on a Gainward 7800GS+ 512Mb. The extra RAM would probably be very beneficial. Also in a dilema weather to wait and get a PS3. (oops! sorry don't bite). Any other suggestions anyone?
  4. In most titles, the amount of RAM isn't as important as other factors, like RAM speed. It's overrated.

    But it remains to be seen if 512mb will make a big difference in Crysis, as it isn't released yet.

    Other suggestions? Get a Wii!
  5. I think Nintendo are for kids, PS3 anyday.

    Still pondering about this gainward Bliss 7800gs+ though. It should last me a couple of years at which point I'll have to buy a whole new system.
  6. Can anyone else help me. PCIE is out of the question at the moment my only option is to buy a Gainward Bliss 7800GS+ 512Mb AGP (7900GT Core) or an ATI X1950Pro 256Mb AGP. Can we take a vote which everyone else would choose from the 2 cards above?

    Thanks.
  7. You need to wait for a dx10 offering if you want it to last you a few years.
  8. Good point, but does anyone know if AGP will still be supported on DX10. I would be very surprised. I want a card before Christmas is poss.

    Any other votes?
  9. Quote:
    I think Nintendo are for kids, PS3 anyday.


    And the PS3 is for grumpy old men. I'd rather be a kid. :P
  10. Hey (PS3) it's just my opinion, I don't expect everyone to agree with me.

    Going back to my original point which card would you buy the Gainward 7800GS+ AGP or the X1950Pro AGP? Votes please. I know I should go PCIe but can't afford it.
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