agp versions of the 7000 series are hard to find. ther e not official supproted by nvidia, only designed from scratch by the manufacturers. fyi, its the 7600/7800 that come in agp. cant get 7900 agp anymore.
To put it simply, a 7600GT has approx 2-2.5x the performance of a 6600gT, even with a 6800, it would b an improvement. if you need mroe grunt, then go for a 7800
If you computer runs well and your applications run well, not need to upgrade.
If you want better graphics, I think you need new everything. (keep the hard-drive and DVD drive). The CPU and RAM will be a bottleneck. More of a bottleneck if playing DX10 games (in DX9 mode)
If you must upgrade the AGP video card, I think most people will recommend the X1950 pro as the fastest. (The 7800GS has some muscle also)
Had this card for about a 1-1.5 years now and was wondering if it's worth upgrading it ????
No, AGP is dead, any money you spend on AGP is wasted. Wait for a bit until mid range DX 10 cards are available then build a new computer.
Up till now my card has been fine but I'm wondering if it's worth upgrading.
Not an AGP system
I know there is the 7600, 7800 and 7900 series that's still available with AGP. Is there any point in getting one of these ???
Is my system limited by my CPU ???
Another concern for me is that the newer cards need more power. I don't think my 350w power supply would me able enough for some of the newer cards.
Correct, another reason to build a new computer
Just to say I know that AGP is dead & PCIe is the way foward, but I want to give my system another 1-1.5 years before I get a whole new system for Vista once thats been about and sorted.
I suppose it's your money to waste, but realistically by the time another year goes by you will be desperately needing more RAM and a new processor, and if you replace the old parts you have now you will pay more for less. A better plan is to upgrade to a Core 2 system with a cheap PCI-e card (7600 GT or GS for instance) then grab a DX10 card when the prices come down a little.
Yes, AGP is dead, but spending money on it isnt a waste. A 1950 AGP is still a very good card for performance and money, and can run all of the current games avilable. Mid range DX10 cards come out Q2/3. Then alow time for it to filter throught to shelves, and give it a while for prices to drop. and thats Q3/4. Sure, you could get striaght away, but not all the driver bugs would be unwrinkled, and your paying a higher rpice.