Best AGP Vid Card?

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  1. Bruinbaard
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    Hallo guys,

    Well if you read my other threads i first wanted a new PC: To expensive
    Then I wanted to overclock my old AGP Ati Radeon Pro 256 mb: No succes
    And now I want a new AGP video card, horay!
    So what card is a really good 512mb one for agp slots?
    I was looking at the Ati Radeon x1950 pro, is this any good for playing games like COD4 and GOW?
    Or do I need more power?
    And is there a Geforce 8800 GT AGP version?
    Or in other words: Recommend me a good AGP VGA card [​IMG]

    Ty,
    Bruin
     


  2. azotyp

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    Dont know about best cards, but you need to have big ram to play good games (like 2 gb)
     
  3. Bruinbaard
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    I do have 1.5 most games ask about 1g
     
  4. Lee79

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    Ati Radeon x1950 will play COD4,Biosock,Oblivion,FEAR,Pray and GOW
    If you get a Ati Radeon x1950 pro make sure your power supply is a good one above 500w.
    User Comments on the X1950 PRO AGP
     
  5. Bruinbaard
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    Hmm power supply, next problem. [​IMG] Why can't I never just upgrade one part a time Argh!
     
  6. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Actually, even though I'm sort of an ATI fanboy (watch my avatar), the nVidia 8800 is currently the fastest graphics card on the market. Even ATI's 2900 can't touch it, let alone the 1900.
     
  7. Bruinbaard
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    I DO want a 8800GT but there aren't any AGP versions,are there?
    So I can't use that
     
  8. alucard_xs

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    sure, i'm agree with you dudes, I've got an ati x1950 pro 512 from Sapphire and believe me , it still rocks with all new games [​IMG] (p4 3.4 gHz inside too)
     
  9. Bruinbaard
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    I got Intel Celeron 2.67 Ghz so is it worth buying a new Vga card? How long will this CPU last?
     
  10. Noobix

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    What card you get also depends on what AGP your motherboard slot can support.

    Sounds like you got a fairly recent m'board but check that, and the power supply. Makes sense to put in new fans etc in case of heat problems, while you're at it , plus max out with decent RAM. [​IMG]
     
  11. ZeWarrior

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    The X1950XT is the best AGP graphics card. But it's a little expensive ( 400$+ )
     
  12. lookout

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    funny topic, I bet you read my topic and thought the same things.

    let me tell you, AGP graphics card slow & $uck (out of date), go for PCI-E or PCI-E 2.0.



    Yes I have Ati Radeon x1950 pro 256mb PCI-E run pretty well on Oblivion,FEAR,Pray and GOW however if you play with "COD4", "Biosock", "Crysis SP Demo" you notice FP slow down...


    if I crossfire (Radeon x1950 pro 256mb x2) wonder if it improve better then Geforce 8800GT?
     
  13. ZeWarrior

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    It won't get better. I told you this in the other topic. An 880)GT would still be better and cheaper.
     
  14. Bruinbaard
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    As I said I do want a new PCI-E VGA cards but then I will need an new motherboard and If i need a new motherboard I will also need a new processor and powersupply and memory or in other words: A whole new computer, and I just ain't got the money for that.
     
  15. Smuff

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    I have an Nvidia 7600GS AGP in my P4 rig, and it handles Prey, Quake4, Fear etc very nicely despite being a little out of date.
    I do have 2Gig of ram in dual channel mode though, so I reckon that helps a bit.
     
  16. MrKuenning

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    Dude, I dont know what sort of budget you have. But I wouldnt screw around buying new (Old) parts.

    I built my dad a...

    Nforce 650i Sli
    GeForce 8800gts 340
    Core 2 Duo 2.4
    2GB 800mhz DDR2
    500GB HDD
    22" Monitor
    Card Reading Bay
    600Watt Power
    Vista HP
    and more

    It all totaled 1200

    YOu could remove the moitor (200) and VIsta (150)

    And your at like 800-900

    THats for a smoking deal. Now you can buy a Quad core for the same price I got that Core 2.

    So screw your celeron and your agp board. Get some DDR2 and some Quad core, and GeForce 8800. its pretty cheap...
     
  17. Bruinbaard
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    It is cheap but not cheap enough for me a 15 year old student working in the greenhouses in his weekends and holidays. Got more stuff to pay you know
     
  18. enigmaindex

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    Tell me all your current specs in your computer right at this moment, we may be able to help you out if we know what rig your running. Thanks.
     
  19. ZeWarrior

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    You don't know much about computers if you think theres a 340MB GTS. And that card is more expensive and inferior the the 8800GT 512MB. Otherwise the PC is pretty good =p
     
  20. lookout

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    The GeForce 8800GT 512MB performs better then GeForce 8800gts 340mb

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