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Ultimate AGP card for gaming

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December 17, 2006 8:37:54 AM

I am looking to max out my current box hopefully getting another year or two out of it before having to rebuild completely.

I have an nforce 3 mb with an 8x agp slot for video and am looking for a final upgrade there.

At the moment I am thinking about the BFG 7600 GC OC 512mb AGP

Does anyone here have any input on this subject?

Thank you in advance.
December 17, 2006 9:49:59 AM

I myself have the Gainward 7800 GS+ with 24pp and it rox... 10k in 3d05 and 5.5k in 3d06 with 24/7 settings. It's OC'd to 650 on the core and 1460 on the memory.
The GS+ is however hard to find, and I don't think it's available in the US alltogether.
However, don't despair... ATI has released the X1950 Pro AGP which equals GS+ specs. The X1950 is also cheaper and available anywhere.
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December 17, 2006 11:28:46 AM

Are you only looking at nVidia? The reason I ask, is that the X1950Pro for AGP is just starting to show up. This card represents the pinnacle of AGP performance, and should easily beat the cards mention in this post. I don't have any links, but it shouldn't be difficult to find.
December 17, 2006 11:41:13 AM

the bfg 7600 is a very good card, I did the same thing that you are doing. Trying to keep from upgrading any time soon(as in new system). Playing ut2004 at full settings all the way. Great card, great price! Got my son an BFG 7800 a few months ago for his agp system, and that card rocks also. but is twice the price as an 7600! AGP is a dead end, but why pay sky-rocket prices for memory, waiting for mem to come down before upgrading. So to me its worth upgrading the AGP(even though some-one else will say that it is not). But in the mean time, these new system boards and the 8800 pci-e video cards will be upgraded and the kinks and bugs worked out, buy the time im willing to upgrade. And besides new games are not really taking advantage of the new systems yet. But will be soon!
December 18, 2006 5:25:10 AM

That should have read 7900GS. The 7950GS AGP is supposed to be on the building blocks to compete with the X1950PRO.