Best AGP Card For Under $100
GeForce 6600 GT
|Core Speed MHz:||500|
|Memory Speed MHz:||450 (900 effective)|
The eight-pipeline 6600 architecture has proven itself in the GeForce 6600 GT. This card has finally breached the $100 mark and is a great option for AGP. Be wary of the 6600 and 6600LE, which are not nearly as fast as the GT version of the card.
Best AGP Card For ~$120: Tie
Radeon X1650 PRO
|Process:||80 and 90 nm|
|Core Speed MHz:||600|
|Memory Speed MHz:||700 (1400 effective)|
The X1650 PRO is a re-dressed X1600 XT with slightly higher clock speeds. The very high-speed memory for this class and efficient shaders help the X1650 PRO compare well to the 12-pipeline 7600 GS, beating it by a small margin in most benchmarks.
GeForce 7600 GS
|Core Speed MHz:||400|
|Memory Speed MHz:||400 (800 effective)|
With identical features compared to its faster 7600 GT brethren, the 7600 GS lacks only the core and memory clock speeds-however, the GT's clock speeds are so high that the GS pales in comparison. Nevertheless, the 7600 GS is a good performer in this AGP segment.