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A good upgrade from a x800 agp

what would be a a good upgrade from a x800 xt agp

I'm thinking the x1950 would be good way to go
what about the 3650 and 3850

I'd like to keep it under 35$
the card need hdcp and svideo

thanks


system

84w Prescott p4 3ghz with HT (can OC to 3.75ghz)
2gb ddr pc3200 400mhz ram cas 2
350w silver stone psu (should not be a prob)


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yes I know AGP, don't go nuts or tell me to get a new system
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  1. The best AGP card is the HD 4650 AGP. I'm not sure how much you'll be able to get it for but it's better than anything else on the old platform by a good margin.
  2. @quotemsg
    go away if your not going to help :fou:

    I can't use a pcie card in the case, it uses a custom riser card
    and anyway I don't need a new system
    I'm only getting a new card cuz the fan is bad on the one I have
    it would be better just to get a new card then a new fan as they cost about the same

    15$ for a new fan
    20~30$ for a new gpu
  3. Pinhedd said:
    The best AGP card is the HD 4650 AGP. I'm not sure how much you'll be able to get it for but it's better than anything else on the old platform by a good margin.

    wouldn't that card bottleneck a p4 ?
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    Anonymous said:
    wouldn't that card bottleneck a p4 ?


    Most people misattribute logic limitations resulting from an old processor to bottlenecking. Newer GPUs do have greater driver overhead and system memory usage (via PCIe, that bandwidth has to go somewhere) than older GPUs but the parts that a GPU does on its own it will continue to do on its own regardless of what processor it is paired with.

    At times it may be forced to wait for that crummy old CPU to feed it instructions but if anything this is your CPU bottlenecking your GPU, not the other way around. The natural counter to CPU limitations is to have the GPU perform more CPU independent work, crank up the resolution or post processing.

    To be completely clear, you are not going to be doing any modern gaming on a Prescott. They were poor gaming CPUs when they came out in 2004 and they've not aged well at all. They were struggling with mainstream titles in 2006, it's now almost 2013.
  5. Pinhedd is correct..look at this http://www.hwcompare.com/230/radeon-hd-4650-1gb-vs-radeon-hd-5570/

    5570 which I have is very barely better than a 4650...but if u want a 4650 u should have atleast 400W PSU because it's idle power is 55W
  6. Pinhedd said:

    At times it may be forced to wait for that crummy old CPU to feed it instructions but if anything this is your CPU bottlenecking your GPU, not the other way around. The natural counter to CPU limitations is to have the GPU perform more CPU independent work, crank up the resolution or post processing.

    thats what I'm referring to
    I think I got it backwards

    Pinhedd said:


    To be completely clear, you are not going to be doing any modern gaming on a Prescott. They were poor gaming CPUs when they came out in 2004 and they've not aged well at all. They were struggling with mainstream titles in 2006, it's now almost 2013.

    I'm not going to do any gaming other then games like ut04 it's more of a htpc
    I'm tiered of ripping blurays and want a card with hdcp so I can just pop a bluray in and play it
    but TBH the Prescott was a grate cpu in it's day, but today lol :kaola:


    edit I just won a x1950 on ebay

    thanks guys, I did not quite get the answer I was looking for
    but at lest I did not get trolled for having a old system lol :whistle:

    maybe some day I'll find a pcie riser that works and be able to use my old lga 775 system in the case
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