what do you think is the best "agp" card considering that games will be more demanding very soon. or do you think pci-e is the way to go.
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15th March 2005
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PCI-E has been the way to go a long time already.
EDIT: But if you don't want to invest more than necessary to play the games of today, the X850XT is likely to be the best thing you can get.
they also have 7800gs if you wanted to go with Nvidia. But I would definatley go PCI-e if it's an option.
I believe that NVidea has an AGP 7800. Which if thats the case, I'd say that is the best AGP you can get. I however have an X850XT and it's fantastic. If you do go to PCI-E wait for vista and some Direct X 10 cards to come out in the near future.
hey MagicMoped... 7800gs = 7800 AGP. 7800GT is PCI-E, but 7800gs is AGP. also, Vista and DirectX will not be a factor for at LEAST another 9, maybe 12 months, not so NEAR future. 2nd quarter next year. Even then, I would not want to be one of the first on a first generation application/hardware. And this is not from internet "heresay", I'm in the IT/software business.
Buy an AGP a new AGP card only if you have a recent AGP system (such as a socket 754 Athlon64 motherboard&processor). Otherwise, try to switch to PCI-E at all costs.
I just bought a nVidia 7800GS 256mb Graphic Card. My only other graphics card was a 9800XT but that broke so im gonna try nVidia out. I can tell you in two weeks how it is. I was also in the same delema as to upgrade whole new system or just get an agp graphics card and i chose the last option. My computer is three years old but still runs at its best!
p4 3.2 1024mb ram
Cant wait to try out the new card! I wold wait before upgrading, give it all another two years. Thats when im going to do my next big overhaul of my system!
well my machine runs an agp card (in the sig) with a socket 478 processor and plays F.E.A.R. VERY well (about 45+ constant fps on "high"). thing is, i just spent about $520 worth of upgrades, in which case i could have bought a pci-e upgrade. but i'm quite happy with my machine anyway.