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July 14, 2003 1:20:00 AM

Hi,Can someone please suggest the best 4x video cards that are currently available. I wish to upgrade from my Voodoo 3000, and my MB will support up to 4X AGP. MB is a Tyan Trinity 400 S1854-BIOS 1.07, 866Mhz slot 1 processor, 896 MB SDRAM PC-133 CL-3,HD Western Digital 30GB 7200 Ultra ATA 100 w/ Promise Ultra 100 Tx2 controller, WIN XP Pro OS.At this time I do not wish to buy an 8X card that will only run at 4X. Let me know if this is a wise decision or not. What I am hoping to find is the best 4X AGP card that this MB will support. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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Russ

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July 14, 2003 2:08:44 AM

Don't worry about AGP 4x vs. 8x. No difference between the two at this point. Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB is what I would recommend, but that might be a bit of overkill for your system.
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July 17, 2003 4:26:28 AM

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At this time I do not wish to buy an 8X card that will only run at 4X

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That would be extremely poor judgement speaking. The best cards for your system are all either AGP8x/4x or AGP8x/4x/2x. You don't loose performance by running these cards at 4x, so why complain?

A great value would be a Radeon 9500 Pro. It's 8x/4x/2x. Even near the bottom, the MX440 (based on 3 year old technology) is now 8x/4x/2x. Are you saying that you'd rather have the older 4x/2x version, even though the cards are nearly identicle and have the same performance? This makes no sense. So explain yourself thoroughly so I can prove your misperceptions wrong!

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July 17, 2003 1:35:04 PM

Ok, sorry to butt in on this thread, but I would like a verification if I could...

My vid card died on me last night (a GF4 4600Ti) and now I am scrambling to figure out what to order quickly to replace it. My MB will only handle up to x4 AGP, so I need to verify that all cards listed at AGPx8 are all backwards compatible with slower AGP speeds... I am looking to probably buy a MSI FX5600-VTDR128 or 256 card, and if someone could let me know if that will work on my board, I would be most appreciative.

Thanks!

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by endwarde on 07/17/03 10:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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July 18, 2003 1:05:36 AM

All current AGP8x cards are AGP4x compliant. Most are also AGP2x compliant.

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