Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 Question

Hello there,

First of, my english is not the best, so please excuse if something is hard to unterstand. ; )

I am new to this, i hope that i am not violating any rules with this post.
Searching sure would give me an answer to my question, but well.. i already got problems writing this..

Question:

My Graphics Card is broken, so i need a new one. My VIA K8N Mainboard is only for AGP cards, and i want to keep it. My research on the net revealed to me, that -Sapphire Radeon HD 3850- is the best available AGP card today. I hope that this is not outdated.

My CPU, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ is quit fast, for my estimation. The problem is, i heard that a CPU/ GPU should be equally good, because one of them would slow down the other one and so on.. bottleneck, whatever.


Question is: Whould there be a better card for my CPU, or should i buy a new board and get a PCIe Card.
Will this card work fine with the CPU, without one of them slowing down the other to much?


Thank you in anticipation.
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  1. Thank you, Zipzoom. That is what i hoped.
    I would still be nice for me to hear other opinions on this.

    Another small question: My old card was a 7600GT. Will that be a noticable upgrade?
  2. definatley, the 3850 is a great card, the only game that I cant play on max is crysis right now, you'll see a great improvement from your 7600
  3. Yes it will be a good upgrade, You will notice the performance differance easily, also it uses a differant shader model than the 7600 so some games could look a bit differant as well.
    I played Crysis for example and the cut video scenes were totally differant on the 3850.

    Mactronix
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