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AGP UPGRADE; is it worth the money?

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July 5, 2007 5:12:29 PM

is it really worth upgrading a 6600 256mb AGP to a 7600 GT 256mb AGP?
July 5, 2007 5:44:44 PM

No! Save the money for you next system. The cost of the 7600 GT for AGP will land you an even better PCI-E card. So save the money.
July 5, 2007 5:54:23 PM

hmmmmmmmmm
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July 5, 2007 5:58:00 PM

It depends on the rest of your PC, if you have a socket 939 or 775 CPU then I would replace the motherboard to PCI express, see www.asrock.com for details...

edit - socket 478 also have PCI-e options
July 5, 2007 6:10:45 PM

mobo


so worth it?
July 5, 2007 6:27:32 PM

Depends what you expect.

A 7600 GT will give you a big boost in many games over the 6600 GT... and might even pet you play many games at 1280x1024. However, if you plan to play next-gen titles at high res and full detail, think again.

A $180-ish X1950 PRO would make more of a difference, but you might be better off investing in a PCIe Core2 Duo system at this point...
July 5, 2007 7:08:38 PM

Cleeve - I didn't see any 'GT' after the 6600 ;) 
July 5, 2007 8:13:54 PM

ooops sorry guys. wrong mobo specs

here you go:

this mobo
July 5, 2007 9:17:38 PM

R U sure that is the right link? It takes me to a MSI board with AGP.
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