I'm not into gaming. I just want a final upgrade for my agp system, which will enable me to efficiently watch HD movies. I would not like to spend any more the $80. I'm worried that I will not have enough power supply for the 3850, and the fact it will most likely bottleneck my cpu. 1650 doesn't quite look like it will handle HD content too well, which leaves the 3650 in the middle. Does the 3650 have a good reputation? Is Sapphire better than HIS? Any other suggestions???
What about the 4650 AGP card?? which really is the best AGP card out there most of the ones I was looking at have gone discontinued. they still make decent mobo for AGP or rathr with AGPs I am current run a DUO core overclocked at ~3.2ghz with about 2 G of ram as well and I dont want to be playing with low res. if I am going to play I want the full effect. understandable I have heard a LOT of complaint of these "higher" AGP card because of lack of effective drivers.
btw the 9800pro isnt a bad card it just doesnt have the higher shader for the latest games. its limited to shader 2.1 or there about the newest are using 4.1 Dawn of WAR 2 doesnt even pick up the fact I have a video rendering card because of this.
and what about overclocking the video card I heard rumors its possible to do on certain AGP cards
both are solid companies and have been making ATI cards for years, can't go wrong with either. Sapphire tends to have a better reputation as a home theater card.
I asked about the 4650 AGP card. I just notice my board actually has BOTH agp and pcie. so now that boads another question. could I get 1 agp and crossfire it to the pcie?? I think I read somewhere that the card need to be the same BUT I do believe the 3850 come is both AGP and PCIe with crossfire abilities.. it may have been the one below that, 35xx
and yes I still would like an answer on the 4650 agp card which supposedly sports 1G of ram