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GeForce EVGA 6200 AGP X8 Question

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October 10, 2011 10:02:49 PM

Alright so when I go to canyourunit.com and check if I can run a game like lets say Red Alert 3 it says I meet every requirement except the Video Card. It says Minimum Video Card is 6800 or better. But underneath it shows this:

Minimum/Yours

Video RAM 128 MB / 475.0 MB
3D Yes / Yes
Hardware T&L Yes / Yes
Pixel Shader version 2.0 / 3.0
Vertex Shader version 2.0 / 3.0

Could I technically run this game because its AGP and I pass the requirements other than the 6800 part? The Video Ram is 475 mb which is much more then the required ram. Its not just this game but a lot of others that say the same thing. Unfortunately I lost my 7800 AGP card lol. But till i find that im dealing with this crap.
a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 10:06:24 PM

All you can do is try! Might lag.
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October 10, 2011 10:09:50 PM

lol I'll download the demo but doesn't it make sense that it would work?
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 10:12:43 PM

There is a big difference in processing power between the 6200 and the 6800
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October 10, 2011 11:36:13 PM

Yes, but the 6800 is PCI Express. I have an AGP 6200. canyourunit.com does not take into consideration the same thing. There IS a difference between the two.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 10, 2011 11:38:44 PM

There is no difference than the connection interface to the motherboard I had a 6800AGP, both cards where available in both flavors!
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October 10, 2011 11:52:19 PM

What do you mean by "flavors"? lol
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 12:17:58 AM

The geforce 6xxx series was introduced at the same time as AGP x8 was getting replaced by PCI express X16 as the main GPU interface so all of the 6xxx series was available in both AGP X8 or PCI express X16. (flavors = variants)
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October 11, 2011 12:33:48 AM

But I have nearly quadrupole the video ram than than the 6800pci apparently. Also someone correct me if I'm wrong, AGP series has more power or whatever then the PCI series of the same number. Like wont a 7600agp be better than a 7600pci express?
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 12:38:06 AM

No absolutely not the PCI express interface is wider and newer than the AGP. You are confusing it with PCI which is older but still used today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_card
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 12:41:04 AM

that is the exact opposite. The cards will be technically the same level of power, but the pci express interface itself is probably 5-10 times faster than agp. And video ram is much less important than how many shaders, cores or stream processors the gpu has, which is where you will be severely lacking.
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October 11, 2011 12:42:51 AM

Sorry, PCI. No express.
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October 11, 2011 12:51:02 AM

Do not underestimate the power of the AGP! I find your lack of faith in AGP disturbing.
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October 11, 2011 4:42:48 PM

Sorry son, Im stuck in the early 00's lol. Don't know what you spitting here.
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a c 1410 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:45:36 PM

Been a few decades sins I was called son!
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a c 155 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 5:00:51 PM

Quote:
But I have nearly quadrupole the video ram than than the 6800pci apparently. Also someone correct me if I'm wrong, AGP series has more power or whatever then the PCI series of the same number. Like wont a 7600agp be better than a 7600pci express?


Not 100% certain here, but I'm thinking canyourunit is reporting your Video RAM as a total between what's on the card plus TurboCache (memory borrowed from your system RAM). Which means your graphics card could have as little as 16MB of dedicated video RAM.

I still think the game will run (albeit poorly).

-Wolf sends
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October 12, 2011 1:13:43 AM

No the card has 256mb of ram for sure. So the extra 200mb must be borrowed from the system ram like you said. Back in the day with my 6600 or 7600 I was able to run DoWII on medium settings smoothly. And Brothers In Arms Hells Highway on high. Im still running with that same pc but with a 6200. I think it has a curse man.
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