What AGP card should I buy?

I want to buy an AGP card for my old computer today
3.4 Intel
4 gigs OCZ Plat
Nvidia 6800

cant get more then 5-12 fps on Age of Conan.

Ive heard the Radeon HD 2600 xt is great, as it even says on here. But at the same time Im reading about major problems with drivers.

Anyone have this card, or an AGP card they would recommend?

Price range - below $120
need 512MB memory.

Want to order today for the weekend. Thanks for any ideas!


(for those of you that dont know what AGP is, its an ancient technology that we gamers used to use, lol).
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  1. I'd put that money toward a new system
  2. Its my 3rd computer.. The other two are brand new top of the line. Its for my roommate who doesnt own a comp.

    Wasnt really the answer i was looking for.

    Anyone else? Some real advice?

    Thanks.

    :bounce:
  3. You can get a Radeon 3850 AGP for $135 (after rebate) on newegg:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161225

    Since that's a very fast AGP system, I don't think the CPU would bottleneck the graphics card, but the single-core CPU might be a problem in some games...
  4. Well i dont want to spend alot, cause ill be buying him a new machine soon anways.

    Think the 3650 will run AoC at least above 12-15 fps?
  5. The 2600 XT is better than the 3650.

    The 3650 is basically an underclocked 2600 XT...

    But if you can wait for the rebate, that 3850 is pretty sweet. :)
  6. so.. narrowed down to the 3850 if i wanna spend. or the 2600xt?
  7. 3850 will suit you best. A 3.4 ghz P4 should be able to feed it enough to keep it going.
  8. The 2600xt would be the better buy, but with all the hulla-bellu over AoC not using ATi cards to it's maximum opposed to nVidia I don't know how much of an improvement you'd see.

    Has your friend tried playing the game on default high and then disabling shadows, water reflection, and AF?

    Worked for me and my bro's comp and he's got 2 GB of RAM, P4 3.0GHZ, and a 7600GT @ 1440 x 900. I don't know what FPS he got, but it was certainly playable (around 30 FPS) and looked great. Having the same rig but with a E6600 I got like 30-50 FPS outdoors this way. Don't ask me why it works, because I couldn't tell you but it does.

    The 7600GT isn't that much better than a 6800 so it should work.
  9. Quote:
    Uhaha ducky :D we posted the same link.

    Seems like we both like 3+8+5+0 =16. You like "16" too?


    Oops; I'm sorry about that one...
  10. Yea. tried the high settings trick. worked on my comp but not that one.

    Well looks like the 3850 it is then...

    thanks all!
    Stupid AGP!
  11. Quote:
    Uhaha ducky :D we posted the same link.

    Seems like we both like 3+8+5+0 =16. You like "16" too?

    Stop perpetuating that un-funny joke that BestReviews started. It wasn't funny then and it's not funny now.

    To the OP:
    I'd say 2600XT is the way to go. I've been considering getting a 3850 myself, but can't justify it.
  12. have you tried overclocking the gpu a little?
  13. KyleSTL said:
    Stop perpetuating that un-funny joke that BestReviews started. It wasn't funny then and it's not funny now.

    To the OP:
    I'd say 2600XT is the way to go. I've been considering getting a 3850 myself, but can't justify it.


    I like the 8+8+0+0 = 16 !

    Stop with the stopping of our joke...or else we'll have to stop the stoping of YOUR stoping..
  14. Quote:
    Uhaha ducky :D we posted the same link.

    Seems like we both like 3+8+5+0 =16. You like "16" too?


    since the 88 is the 16 too does that mean they're the same speed ?
    What about aa x 16 ?
  15. i would go with an ati 3850 its a really good card.
  16. tek0011 said:
    Well i dont want to spend alot, cause ill be buying him a new machine soon anways.

    Think the 3650 will run AoC at least above 12-15 fps?


    If you're going to buy "a new machine soon anyways" why sink any amount of money into an outdated AGP graphics card?
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