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Which card should I get for gaming? this or this or that?

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January 6, 2008 4:33:09 PM

I need to upgrade my graphics from an old 9600xt AIW that I still use.

Which should I buy?
I have a few in mind
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - pretty cheap

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

or maybe this?

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

the first two is GDDR2 third one is GDDR3

or any other ones I should get? I need AGP XD. I just need a good card for good/fair amount of money

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January 6, 2008 4:40:01 PM

AGP 2600Pro
January 6, 2008 4:47:20 PM

is that card good for gaming?
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January 6, 2008 5:08:50 PM

Try to find the agp version of the 2600XT, it's better than everything you've suggested. Right now newegg doesn't have the 256 MB version it but keep a lookout.
January 6, 2008 8:31:05 PM

what is your cpu and how much ram do you have? and the most important what Power supply do you have?
January 7, 2008 12:15:07 AM

Well judging from the price I would definitely go with the 2600 XT, try to find the 256 MB version though unless you're planning to game above 1600X1200 resolution.
January 7, 2008 12:59:41 AM

RuFuS said:
what is your cpu and how much ram do you have? and the most important what Power supply do you have?

3.2ghz p4
1gig ddr ram kingston
350 watts
January 7, 2008 1:01:07 AM

nightscope said:
Well judging from the price I would definitely go with the 2600 XT, try to find the 256 MB version though unless you're planning to game above 1600X1200 resolution.

why lower memory MB is better?
January 7, 2008 1:10:57 AM

If you can wait and save up some money, Sapphire is releasing an HD3850 for the AGP bus. It will be the best card for AGP and will allow you to avoid having to upgrade your whole system for awhile longer.
http://www.techpowerup.com/index.php?48796

No mention of price, but it should fall around the $200 mark.
January 7, 2008 11:26:13 AM

Okay thanks a lot
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2008 8:36:47 PM

ragingazn628 said:
why lower memory MB is better?

Less memory isn't better if it is clocked the same. BUT, it is very often cheaper. And 512MB is typically going to help most at higher resolution and/or with FSAA or with massive textures (says Oblivion texture mod). And even the 2600XT isn't going to do very well in those cases. That is why he would recommend the 256MB card....save you money. If priced the same and clocked the same by all means go with the 512MB card. But if the 256MB is a fair amount cheaper or it is clocked higher( say GDDR3 in the X1650,s or 2600 pro), then grab the 256MB card.
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2008 12:32:56 AM

More of a phaseout I would say. Newegg would rather devote shelf space to faster moving products. I am sure they will still carry a few AGP cards though.
January 8, 2008 1:27:52 AM

I can vouche for the 7600gt. I have been using it close to a year now and the card puts up well with BF2142 at 1400x900 and CoD4 at 1280x1024 running mostly at high settings.
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2008 6:43:44 PM

those cards seem to have driver issues (2600 agp).
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2008 8:28:00 PM

I wouldn't pay that much for the HD2600XT from ebay when newegg had them a bit cheaper.
January 8, 2008 10:01:16 PM

Damn, that was so in stock when I linked it.
a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2008 10:55:36 PM

Yes it was; I saw it when I clicked your link. But out of stock yesterway when I checked, that is why I had said "Newegg had them""
January 9, 2008 3:56:39 PM

I have a 350 W ps is that enough?
January 9, 2008 4:24:00 PM

Yeah it should be enough since your old card used approximately 22w, a 2600XT uses 49w, which is double than your old card, but still not that much.
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