I am currently running, almost 3 year old machine.
amd 64 3200+, asus socket 754 k8v deluxe motherboard with raptor 36 gig 10,000 rpm, 1 gig ram, ati 9800xt 256 mb video card, with 7.1 sound card.
I was thinking of upgrading my graphics card and was wondering if i should just stick with agp or go pci express route.
The card i was interested in was a ati raideon x1650 pro 512 mb video card, either agp which i got already of go pci express? they are both the same price.
I can get this board but not sure if its better then what I got and the hassel of resinstalling everything afterwords or just overclock what i got now and not sure if this board is overclockable....ABIT® NV8, Socket 754, NVIDIA NF4-4X Chipset w/ PCI Express x16 (ATX)
What do you guys think?
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Well, I have a XP 2800+ and an AGP 1600 Pro 512. I'm upgrading sometime in Feb-Mar depending on funds. With your CPU, and if you add another gig of memory, you could get a 1650 and "be okay" (but not great) for another 6 months assuming you avoid Vista on your present machine. A 9800 isn't a terrible card though. I would suggest you save up and wait it out another 2 months, and then move to PCI-e. By the time Vista hits the stores both ATI and nvidia will have mid-range cards out that will beat the crap out of a 1650.
well first off I can get that 754 board with pci express but is it worth it or better then the board i got now.
I won't be getting vista soon maybe a little ways away if i do upgrade then i will get it.
But if i get the 754 board with pci express and get this card which is pci express will i beable ot use it down the road or will it no compete and will i have tio get another card by the time i upgrade?
mainly im looking at it as performance and hassel of getting the board and transfering everything else over to it and reinstalling everything and then sell my agp board.
Is there any benifit to this at all or not?
Does this card outperform my 9800xt or does the ati raideon x1650 pro better option.
Does the ati raideon x1650 pro 512 mb agp run as fast as the pci express version or does the pci express run better in this card?
I just don't know what to do because both cards cost the same not like the agp card costs more then the pci card was a special at futureshop.