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Best AGP Video Card in 2013?

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January 17, 2013 10:50:10 PM

Hello,

I need a new AGP video card; wondering what is the best one I can get, for my PC:

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop.
Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
4 GB Ram
AGP 8x
Windows XP, SP3
Antec 500w Power Supply

I had an ASUS ATI Radeon AH 4650 1GB graphics card that has quit. It replaced a PNY nVidia GeForce 7600 GS (which actually seemed to run the rig better than the Radeon, but it died after several years so I had no choice).

So I need a new AGP card (cannot buy a new PC at this time, but would like to keep this one running for maybe a year more).

I've seen ads for:
HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Native HDMI 1 GB DDR3 AGP Graphics Card (H467QS1GHA)

and recall the nVidia 7600GT and 7800GS being good. I prefer nVidia over ATI but if there is a big difference then I'd go to the ATI again, if my rig can run and utilize it fully.

I can see nVidia cards on eBay for $30-$150 (many used); ATI 4670s are similarly priced. No local stores have these cards.

Any constructive input would be greatly appreciated.

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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 11:09:27 PM

You can't really buy AGP GPU's at the moment. If I were you, I might just use the on-board until you can get a new PC.
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January 18, 2013 11:21:50 PM

Thanks for the replies
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March 27, 2013 5:03:06 PM

Best card ever for a AGP card.
ASUS GTX650TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 AGP 1X/2X HDCP Ready Video Card Get $75 value in-game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer
ASUS > Item#: N82E16814121725
About $149.00 Plus $75.00 Game Credit Coupon.
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March 28, 2013 3:09:38 AM

FrankConnie said:
Best card ever for a AGP card.
ASUS GTX650TI-OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 AGP 1X/2X HDCP Ready Video Card Get $75 value in-game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer
ASUS > Item#: N82E16814121725
About $149.00 Plus $75.00 Game Credit Coupon.


That card is PCI-E. It's just a listing error on Newegg's website. It's quite obvious when you look at the specs and its listed as an "AGP 1X/2X" card and not a 4X/8X card.

Here it is on Asus' website .. http://usa.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GTX650...
No mention of AGP, yet it does mention PCI Express 3.0.
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November 3, 2013 12:47:02 AM

7628043,0,1068255 said:
Hello,

I need a new AGP video card; wondering what is the best one I can get, for my PC:

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 desktop.
Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
4 GB Ram
AGP 8x
Windows XP, SP3
Antec 500w Power Supply

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Hi there...
Personally I've got a His Radeon HD 4670 1GB IceQ AGP (h467q1ghdap) in my computer.

For my use I have no plans for a new computer anytime soon,unless of course it dies on my.

And I've just ordered a spare AGP-Card,the Radeon HD 4670 1GB IceQ AGP (h467qs1gha)

Before the His Radeon HD 4670 1GB IceQ AGP (h467q1ghdap) I had a Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP in my computer.

The Sapphire had only 512MB on a 256bit Bus vs the His with 1024MB on a 128bit Bus.
And although the His had half the bus-width of the Sapphire,those 512MB extra in GRam sure made a difference in my eyes.
As long as the Average-FPS is 30 or higher I'm a happy camper.
F.ex...
I know that Doom3 is a fairly old game by now,but still...
On a Vanilla installation of Doom3 set to Utra-High-In-Game-Settings and with the Catalyst-Settings also Maxed-Out.
Although I knew I had 512MB GRam like the warning recommends in the Video-Options-Screen when choosing Ultra-High-Settings.
The game was barely playable on my system,which was as follows...:
OS...: Windows XP-Pro-SP2 (32bit)
Ram...: 4GB (3,2GB accessible)
CPU...: P4-2,8GHz(Northwood) 512kB-L2-Cache
PSU...: 1000w Enermax Galaxy-1000
G-Card...: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 512MB AGP 256bit-Bus
Monitor...: Hitachi CM752ET 19" @ 1600x1200 and 32Bit in windows.
After I switched out the Sapphire for the His-Card.
On V1.0 of Vanilla Doom3 with the 60FPS-Cap-Turned off,I'm rarely under 50FPS now and at times I even reached 70 +/-3FPS.
An other example...
Vanilla Oblivion Max-Out in Game and Windows.
On the Sapphire it was like watching a Slide-Show.
On the His it runs quite nicely in my honest opinion.
Although Oblivion tends to dip a bit low on the FPS scale during the most intense battle-sceens.

Just for the hell of it,I tweaked both Doom3 and Oblivion to the point where even my BFF's 4xCore(HT) 3,4Ghz IvyBridge,Windows 7 Ultimate64bit with 32GB 1333-Ram and Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 Toxic 6GB,with a SSD,and Velociraptor,had big trouble keeping pace...
Doom3 maxed out at 15FPS-Average and Oblivion maxed out at 37FPS-Average during the most intense battle-sceens.
Maybe I could make Oblivion even tougher on my BFF's computer,but I tweaked it on my own computer,so that limited me a bit.
Mine with the His 1GB 4670 maxed out at 3FPS-Average in Doom3 and maxed out at 5FPS-Average during the most intense battle-sceens in Oblivion.

As you can see,if you stay Vanilla in games,the Radeon HD 4670 1GB IceQ AGP (h467qs1gha) will give you enough power to keep your current computer running for at least a couple more years.
Even "Black Ops" runs fairly good on this card.
Although Vanilla,just not Ultra-High-Settings in-game.
Looks pretty good at Medium-Settings as well.
Fairly good means between 30 and 40-FPS,not 60 and above,even at medium in-game-settings.

If you want that,and also Maxed-Out-Settings in-game and in windows,then build/get an other computer.

Good Luck...
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January 25, 2014 9:23:09 AM

I had a client give me this exact same model Dell Dimension 4600. The first thing I did was upgrade the CPU to a 3.2 GHz P4. I recommend this very affordable upgrade in addition to the graphics card upgrade.

I also ended up putting Elementary OS (Linux) on it, then installing Firefox, Thunderbird, Chromium, Dropbox, VLC Player, etc. and swapping the Plank dock for the latest Cairo dock. It feels fairly modern and relatively fast now.

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