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Best AGP card for my system

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September 7, 2007 5:53:55 PM

I need to udate my video card, but currently not ready to upgrade the whole system.

Current config is

Intel P4 3.0
Radeon 9800 Pro
Antec True 480 PSU
3GB Ram
Asus p4c800-e motherboard

I am thinking of getting the X1950XT, would this be a good choice? or a x1650 Pro? Any particular vendor, is VisionTek a good version

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September 7, 2007 6:00:10 PM

How about a Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB AGP
Anonymous
September 7, 2007 6:24:49 PM

I was looking to do the same and I was told by many more to ditch the 512MB Pro version and go with the 256MB X1950XT version for better performance.
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September 7, 2007 6:32:24 PM

Get the gecube x1950xt it is the fastest agp card out there and i think only gecube makes it.
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 7, 2007 7:29:26 PM

Whats your power supply like as the 1950s take about 28/30 amps on the 12volt rail depending on spec and make
Mactronix
September 7, 2007 7:56:22 PM

Spending $250 on a X1950XT is not worth it. Get a 7900GT or X1950 Pro, but don't go for the Gecube, it's not worth it. AGP is in the autumn of its life. Don't spend a ton on the best AGP card, you won't see the gain over a performance-range card like the previous 2 mentioned.
September 7, 2007 9:13:48 PM

What sort of difference in performance would I see between the X1950 Pro and the X1690 Pro
September 7, 2007 10:16:02 PM

ok, last question. Would I see much difference between a X1950 PRO and a X1950 GT
September 8, 2007 5:14:07 AM

Check the VGA charts. Framerates in games are good real-world numbers. If the extra XX fps really will increase your enjoyment, or if it means you can turn on more eye candy, than go for it. I would say go for a x1650 Pro (specifically this one):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Newegg put the wrong core clock (590 MHZ actual), but the best part about the card is the DDR3 ram on it. I'd say it's a pretty damned good card for $90.

Or if you wanna spend a bit more:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, DDR3 and $110 after MIR.
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 8, 2007 8:26:08 PM

Your antec will handle the 1950 pro ok couldnt say for sure about a 1950xt as im not to familiar with psu brands and how good they are but i think its one of the better ones.
The 1950gt is the same core ie same card as a 1950 pro just with slower clocks so in theory could be oced to about the same speeds.
1650pro forget it i have a rig with a 1650xt which is capable of playing oblivion at mid+ settings at about 35fps average(cpu similar to you ) and have seen reviews that say the pro isnt in the same league
The 7600gt is about equal to the 1650xt
As has been said the 1950XT. isnt worth the extra cash and the sensable way to go is with the 1950 pro its relativly cheap and is a powerful card.
The choice between 256 or 512 really comes down to things like do you play at high resolutions or will you be playing games with high texture counts if so then the 512 would benefit you other wise the 256 will be fine.
Mactronix
September 8, 2007 9:51:07 PM

I also have an Asus P4C800 E Deluxe mobo with Northwood P4 3.4.
Have to replace my burned out X800XT-PE. Was told that anything "above" an X1950 PRO would be a waste of $ cause the cpu would limit it. Just ordered this ................
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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