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January 4, 2012 6:08:29 PM


It seems my 'old' P4 2.8 computer needs a new graphic card...

The old GeForce 5600 isn't up to the task anymore....a bit long in the tooth apparently......

Now the problem is i need a card that fits an AGP slot and i am a bit confused as to which one to get...?

Have been pushed towards this...

http://www.ebuyer.com/275192-sapphire-hd-4650-1gb-ddr2-...

Or should i just bite the bullet and invest in a new motherboard with PCI-E slots....?

Any advise for someone that hasn't changed his graphic card for over four years would be very gratefully received...

Regards

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January 4, 2012 6:29:09 PM

''Or should i just bite the bullet and invest in a new motherboard with PCI-E slots....? ''

Ideally yes, buy a motherboard/cpu/ram bundle off ebay if you want.

The best AGP card is a 7950 Geforce. Which isn't great.

a Sapphire HD 4650 1GB DDR2 Dual DVI AGP Graphics Card for 62 pounds ????

Absolute rip off , unbelievable rip off actually.

a 6800gt is a good AGP card for about 15 - 20 pounds, or 7800 gs.




January 4, 2012 6:39:00 PM



Thank you very much Fuggles.....

You don't know how close i was to buying it.....

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January 4, 2012 6:41:33 PM

all AGP cards in my opinion are not very good and poor value for money,

January 4, 2012 6:49:52 PM


I think i had better go down the route of a new board.....

Thanks for the advise.....

Regards
January 5, 2012 7:37:19 AM

Buy a new mobo and proc. Modern IGPs (esp AMD) are probably better than legacy AGP cards.
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January 5, 2012 8:33:58 AM

Current IGPs are better than most AGP cards, but some of the last AGP cards made still outstrip integrated graphics, like the Radeon HD 4670. Definitely best to look at a new system at this point though. Socket 478 Pentium 4 is ancient, and the few AGP cards left on the market tend to be really overpriced for the performance they give.
January 5, 2012 9:05:31 AM

I suggest you to buy a new motherboard with a pci-e express x16 slot.
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