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Dead 9800XT, any upgrades?

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December 20, 2007 7:30:00 PM

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 :sweat: 

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December 20, 2007 7:52:26 PM

Can you let us know what power your Psu is and also how old is the system ? as a PSU will degrade over time.
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December 20, 2007 8:16:37 PM

Though the X2600 Pro AGP would be the best deal for you right now, even an X1650 Pro would be a decent upgrade to a 9800 XT. See Tom's December 2007 GPU guide page: "What about this other card?":


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.

December 20, 2007 9:53:11 PM

Yes get the 2600XT or X1950 AGP