I have two questions for anyone willing to advise me.
1. I want to buy a Nvidia Gforce, probably 7600 (not sure GS or GT) but i need one that supports AGP. Can someone please tell me which ones do and also a source to get info on which companies make them.
Wikipedia lists these ones as being AGP but i need to know who makes them.
7800 GS, 7600 GT, 7600, GS7300, GT7300 GS
2. I have a bit of an old system but dont want to do a full upgrad for a year until vista and directx and the nvidia 8800 are settled so i just want to get a better graphics card.
I obviously dont want a card thats too far ahead of my general system specs but i want to push it a bit more so could someone please advise which higher card from the list i should get.
AMD XP 2.4 (real 2 ghz).
1 gig ram.
250 gig 7200 speed HD.
Nvidia GeForce 5950 ultra 256 meg.
I want to replace the graphics card. Which one is more appropriate, meaning giving some boost to quality but not too held back by my older system.
I'd recommend the Galaxy 7600GS with DDR3 and Zalman for the most
quality bang for the buck. If it is not available, then some other 7600GS.
7800GS AGP is too expensive, and your system may hold you back
(especially if you don't oc).
Who makes them? Well, almost everyone who makes nvidia cards.
I have something similar:
xp2400+ usually oc'd (nowadays around 2187,5 with 175 fsb instead of 133),
and now a 9600Pro and a faulty 6800 :x that I'm trying to get working;
Me too, I'm using this to hold out till my next system upgrade sometime next
Keep in mind, there are variations between individual types of cards,
as well. the Galaxy version has GDDR3 on some models, whereas all
other 7600GS models have slower DDR2.
Google up some reviews, you'll see that it's faster than all 7600GS
cards, with oc-ing it comes near the 7600GT.
Also, with the Zalman cooling, it's much quieter, too.