Alright, I'm lookin' to upgrade my video card and just wanted some advice on what I should look to get. I'm runnin' a P4 2.5, 1gig DDR, and right now i still have the Geforce fx 5200 that i have had for YEARS. (laugh it up) I'm lookin for a good AGP card, in the 100-200 dollar range. If you could supply me with ideas of what would be best, i would appreciate it. I would upgrade my whole system, but I want instant results.
But a new system will be coming after this.
My wife offered to buy me a video card. 8O How can you say no to that?
Edit: I was lookin for the x850pro, but it seems they just vanished. So i have also been lookin to the Sapphire x800GTO, and the Geforce 6800GS OC.
The edit was to show that I'm no tryin to make you all do the work for me. :wink:
Before you make a choice, see this: http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=9382
Don't get me wrong, the 7800 GS I've got runs the new game most awsome!! Looks good, I am using NGO drivers vs. Nvidias. But I've got money in my pocket and am seriously looking at Crossfire over SLI for my next rig because of this issue.
PS Plz send a WTF message to Nvidia concerning this issue.
Cleeve, what are you comparing the X1950Pro with in your review with the XP 2500+?
I'm sure the X1950Pro does wonders when going from a 6600GT or similar but I don't see the X1950Pro giving a significant improvement if one has a 7600GT. But this is pure speculation. Then again, some games are more reliant on the GPU than the CPU.
I can't wait for that article of yours. Btw, those 2 2500+ Bartons that I got, they were DOA. My friend confirmed it. Going to ship them back and hopefully get 2 that actually work.