Well, my old Radeon 9800XT 256mb just died on me, and I'm kinda anxious to get a new card quickly. I don't really want to spend the money on a whole new system so I figured I'd just get a new AGP card (I'm running a P4 3.2ghz, 2gb ddr), and I'm wondering if there are any better AGP cards out there that would be an upgrade to the 9800XT. Forgive me if this is obvious, as I haven't been keeping up on the gfx card scene for a while
I guess the best price/performance agp card you can get now is the 2600XT, so I would just get one for about $110. Or you can pay a little more and get the x1950pro, but, for an agp card, $100-120 is the maximum I would pay.
You can use this hierarchy to compare the pricing between two cards, to see which is a better deal and also to determine if an upgrade is worthwhile. I don't recommend upgrading your graphics card unless the replacement card is at least three tiers higher. Otherwise, the upgrade is somewhat parallel and you may not notice a worthwhile difference in performance.