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November 9, 2012 12:38:43 AM

Hello Everyone ,
Is there any old GPU that supports DDR environment but still exhibits Hwtnl (Transform and lightening) Support and some good pixel or vertex shaders (like 3.0 or maybe above) ? I have'nt found any till now. I have a old PC with a AsRock P4I45GV 3.00 mobo.If I get a good GPU to support games till 08-09 (COD-MW/COD-MW2/PROTOTYPE/FARCRY 2 ....) I won't be dumping it. Can you guys suggest anything ?

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November 9, 2012 1:00:17 AM

this motherboard supports AGP 8x 0.8volt interface, a video card that will play the games you want, not necessarily on high settings would be the ATI Radeon HD4650 AGP 8x videocard but you need at least a 400watt power supply with 18amps on the 12volt rail, look at the sticker on the side of the power supply inside the case below 12v+ if you play lower then 1400x900 on your display you should get medium to high graphics for games like farcry 2 and CODMW, CODMW2 will be on medium max graphics but they will play, I have one for my sons old PC and he plays Left4Dead2 with it and CODMW no problems but he is running at 1366x768 with at least 50+fps, hope that helps out a bit, that's as good as it gets on old technology. BTW you will pay about $80 for the card if you can find one, maybe cheaper on eBay and if you need a better power supply you might as well save for a newer PC, here in CANADA you can get a damn good core2duo with a good videocard that plays all those games on high settings for $250 so calculate the cost to see if it is even worth it
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November 9, 2012 2:25:57 AM

BUT mine is a very old mobo with a single core pentium 4. won't a ddr2 or ddr3 gpu's frequency conflict with the cpu's or ram's frequency ?
a c 164 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 2:42:09 AM

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You system memory really has nothing to do with a dedicated GPU memory.


Nope. You'll be fine with any 8x/4x AGP card. Even if it uses DDR2/3/5.
November 9, 2012 2:44:52 AM

Thanks for the advice. I was confused about that.
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November 9, 2012 2:54:30 AM

There's no such thing as DDR5 yet, we don't even have DDR4 yet :p 

We do have GDDR5, but it and DDR5 are very different technologies just like how GDDR3/DDR3 are different technologies, GDDR2/DDR2 are different technologies, and GDDR4/DDR4 are different technologies.
a c 172 U Graphics card
November 9, 2012 11:46:27 AM

If you want to be cheap there is always the 3850 agp but they are almost always the slower GDDR3 and the 4650/70 agp is as good as it gets for agp. Beyond that there is the 7800 gs and the agp models from the 7900 series (nvidia if the noobs start thinking amd)....
November 9, 2012 12:51:40 PM

blazorthon said:
There's no such thing as DDR5 yet, we don't even have DDR4 yet :p 

We do have GDDR5, but it and DDR5 are very different technologies just like how GDDR3/DDR3 are different technologies, GDDR2/DDR2 are different technologies, and GDDR4/DDR4 are different technologies.

Actually....
We DO have DDR4 Right now, we are just waiting on everyone to be ready to make the jump forward.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/04/samsung-develops-ddr...
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November 9, 2012 5:26:52 PM

Kiowa789 said:
Actually....
We DO have DDR4 Right now, we are just waiting on everyone to be ready to make the jump forward.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/04/samsung-develops-ddr...


We can't buy it and can't do anything with it because no devices (that are selling) use it yet AFAIK. That's not having it as far as I'm concerned.
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