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What is the best AGP slot video card?

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July 17, 2012 5:07:05 PM

I have yet to build a dual core system, still using my old "super computer' I built many years ago. It is an ASUS board with AGP slot, (no pci express slot) with 4 gigs of dual channel ram, a 3.4 ghz p4 cpu with 1 mb cache. I currently am running an overclocked BFG nvidia 7800 AGP card. In its day it was the bomb. I just loaded Diablo 3 on it, and even though I supposedly do not meet minimum requirements, it plays it fairly well with settings turned down. The only thing I can possibly upgrade would be the video card. Is there an AGP card out there that is better than the 7800? I don't care if it is Radeon or NVIDIA, just looking for more "oomph."

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a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 5:08:41 PM

ATI HD 4670 AGP
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a c 198 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 5:15:39 PM

Are you running PCI-E or AGP?
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July 17, 2012 5:24:31 PM

AGP, original post i said vga, my bad.
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a c 198 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 5:29:32 PM

The fastest they make is the ATI Radeon HD4670, but those are very very hard to find and also expensive.

Here is one:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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a c 256 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 6:30:56 PM

I would not waste the money. Any newer game is going to require at the least a dual core CPU so that Pentium 4 is holding you back more than your graphics card.

Diablo 3 needs a minimum Pentium D. And no games are fun playing with the minimum specs.

http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-syst...

The 4670 is a decent step up from your 7800 though that will not help your CPU problem.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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July 17, 2012 6:41:19 PM

Consensus is HD4670. I ordered one at TIGER DIRECT for $115. Thanks for the comments!
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July 17, 2012 6:43:23 PM

Best answer selected by Old School Rig.
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a c 256 U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 6:48:56 PM

No offense but wasting over $100 on obsolete tech is crazy in my opinion. As I explained your Pentium 4 will hold you back in any game newer than about 2007. You literally need 2 of your processors to run Diablo 3 at the minimum.

A 3Ghz Pentium 4 is roughly the same as a 1.4Ghz Core2Duo.
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a b U Graphics card
July 17, 2012 7:25:41 PM

Due to the 128bit ram the 4760 is slower than the 3850, but the 3850 is very hard to find now.

I agree with anort. Spending the cash on a agp card is unwise. You would be better off with a new superlow budget.

New cpu modern pentium dual core $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Board 1155 h61 $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4gig ddr3 $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There your at like $130
add in a 6670 at $65 and your at $200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You now have a modern-ish computer that has 4 times the ability at double the price. Re-use your case psu hdd(sata) and dvd.

I went through the same thing a few years back.. I said to my self how much faster could the core2 2.4 be than my p4 3.0... In realitly with games and such its like 10x faster.
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