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N88TR

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#1 12 years ago

Since I'm not quite ready [financially] to make the jump to SLI and PCI-E, I'm looking for the best AGP card to go with my new mobo and cpu. I have a Radeon XT 9800 Pro 256 mb card, but are there better options? How much better would an GeForce 6800 [or OC/U] be? Thank you.




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#2 12 years ago

The best AGP video card u can get right now is the X850XT PE. If u can afford it... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814121541 Right now there outta stock, but heres another

X800 XT (what i currently own) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102492




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#3 12 years ago

Yep go for the ATI if you can.

6800GT is still an awesome card, but is beaten by X800XT.




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#4 12 years ago

Did you just buy this Motherboard?

You should have got PCI-e. AGP is dying, and to be honest, i don't think you should buy a top of the line AGP card because they cost more than PCI-e and you can get much more powerful cards for PCI-e. Your choice though.

I would get the ATI fo shiz.




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#5 12 years ago

I know. But like I SAID, I don't have the capital ATM to do it. If I did, I would.




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#6 12 years ago

yellowhampsterDid you just buy this Motherboard?

You should have got PCI-e. AGP is dying, and to be honest, i don't think you should buy a top of the line AGP card because they cost more than PCI-e and you can get much more powerful cards for PCI-e. Your choice though.

I would get the ATI fo shiz.

But he would have to get a new CPU as well as GPU :)




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#7 12 years ago

No, not CPU, unless it was a different socket motherboard.




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#8 12 years ago

hmm.. if your on a budget i guess a 6600 GT will do you good. or maybe a 6800 if you want to spend a little bit more of money.




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#9 12 years ago

Best AGP cards are ATi (X800XT or X850XT). But yeah, go PCI-E if you can.




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#10 12 years ago

Personally I prefer Nvidia to ATI, but then I never used an ATI card, so I dont know. My advice to you is, buy a PCI-e card. I would suggest you go for 7800, but since that might be too expensive, go for 6600GT (At least) or a 6800. I believe they cost over $250.

And I would advice you not to buy Overclocked cards. I had a 5500OC earlier and it had a lot of problems. I have been told that the 6800OC version to is having problems. That extra 20MHz speed is not worth the probelms. So go for a standard version or a GT version.