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I need a 4x agp for an old shuttle pc

  • Radeon
  • Shuttle
  • Fan
  • ATI
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 14, 2009 1:33:39 AM

I need a 4x agp for an old shuttle pc. I'm not sure about
ATI's numbering scheme. Is the higher the number the faster the card?

I'd like passive or at least a supper quiet fan and space is limited. (exploring HTPC)

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September 14, 2009 1:47:02 AM

for a quiet card get a 4650, for raw power get the 3850, it will put out signicantly more heat than the 4650.
September 14, 2009 1:47:23 AM

Most agp cards work in 4x or 8x mode but look for some thing low power like a 4650 agp.
September 15, 2009 3:47:49 AM

Does performance matter? If it does, then pick up the 4670 AGP. It's an AGP 8x part with 512 or 1GB RAM. They're running $110-$140 on Newegg right now, and some provide newer interfaces like HDMI and DisplayPort. If performance does not matter, then I would hit up eBay or a local shop for something cheaper. Odds are good you can find an old cheap machine w/an AGP card (or maybe just a card) on craigslist locally for pretty cheap.

P.S. - 4670 AGP will require a 4-pin molex connector and an additional 75 Watts of juice to run. As far as I can tell, the 4650 won't but won't be as fast either.

Hope this helps!