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Best Graphics Card For this older machine?

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January 23, 2010 12:18:06 AM

Would like to get the best graphics card for gaming.. yea I know this computer is old and outdated.

motherboard: 661gx-800 m7
Chipset: SiS-661GX
2gb ram
3ghz processor

I have a Radeon 9600 Pro right now.. Will I ever be able to play games like.. Dragon Age Origins or Call of Duty 4/5?
a c 189 U Graphics card
January 23, 2010 12:43:15 AM

okay, the best option u have is HD 4670 AGP version... :) 
About 9600 Pro, i doubt it will play DAO or CoD 4/5.
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January 23, 2010 3:15:19 AM

seems like an expensive card for such an outdated system..

So thats one of my best options for a PCI/AGP card.. ? Anything really close n performance and a lot cheaper?
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January 23, 2010 4:28:56 AM

Okay, choose the first one:
SAPPHIRE 100228L Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card.
That's a ddr3 card, it will be faster than the 2nd choice-ddr2 card.
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January 23, 2010 5:02:56 AM

what are the differences between all the 3850 variations? Theres VisionTek.. Palit.. Sapphire I dont get it..
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January 23, 2010 5:24:16 AM

They are manufactured by different companies. The basic architecture is the same, but there are just slight differences, such as the standard memory (DDR2 and DDR3), and other items like that.

I feel obligated to mention that it probably isn't worth your money to be purchasing a new graphics card for that old of a system. I did the same thing to an older system a while back with similar specs. All it did was whet my appetite, and less than a year later I was building myself a whole new system. I would save my money to build a new system or buy and upgrade a new system.

That being said, if you choose to upgrade your video card, I like this 3850 model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... That is the first one mentioned of the 3850s. The performance difference between the 3850 and the 4670 is negligible, and the 3850 might in fact be a better option for your older system than the 4670.
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January 23, 2010 5:30:25 AM

yea your probably right about waiting and upgrading..

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February 1, 2010 3:03:08 AM

hellz no. best choice is 8800 GT, EVGA factory OC'd edition. best graphics card investment I ever made.
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February 1, 2010 1:23:35 PM

i had a 3.3 Ghz Pentium 4 with a 7300 GT...

i know have a Pentium Dual Core E5300 @ 3.12 Ghz and a ATI HD 4670... not satisfied... : ( wait and save up, but a KICK-ass system...

and remember to go for quad core...

and 8800 GT fanboy, u may be right, but WHEN? a long time ago. if the OP should buy a card now, dont advise him to get something thats 3 generations old, u halfwit!
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February 2, 2010 5:07:44 PM

Hello, I'm looking for a video card for my Foxconn 945GZ7MC Lucknow MotherBoard, it has only PCI and PCIe x1 connectors. All that I found is AGP and PCIe x16 which are not compatible for me.
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