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Clinging onto AGP for dear life!

By cookiedude
Oct 8, 2007
  1. Hi all, really quick question:

    I have a 6600gt AGP card and want to upgrade but don't want to change my entire system just yet so gotta stick with AGP (for now). What would be the best choice of AGP cards between £80 - £150?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I ran an Nvidia (EVGA) 7800 GS and it is also a great AGP graphics processor.
     
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you could get the same 7950GT for a bit cheaper from here, but they're out of stock at the mo :(

    as far as i know the 7950 is about as good as it gets with agp for now, i doubt that they'll release any of the 8 series cards on agp

    i have a BFG 6800GS which is pretty good, it's almost as good as a 6800GT because it comes overclocked. my friend has a 6600GT and from what i've seen my 6800 quite a bit better than it ;) it's a good card and it does me well :)
     
  5. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Cheers guys, I'll have a look at these.

    Money to performance ratio is the 7950GT worth the extra cash?
     
  6. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

  7. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Never used ATi cards, always had nVidia. Can't argue with the performance comparisons though. Think I'll be purchasing the 1950pro then.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  8. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Has anybody had experience with graphics cards by HIS?
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    HIS is a great company. That being said, I recommend this card. It gives performance equal to the 7950GT with a much lower pricetag.
     
  10. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

  11. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    The first model with the large fan should run more quiet than the second model with the stock fan. The larger fan will require that the PCI slot next to your AGP slot be empty, and the 1950Pro wil be an inch or two longer than you 6600GT.

    If you can afford it, I'd recommend a 512MB model. It should improve your frame rates in newer more demanding games when compared to a 256MB model.
     
  12. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Thanks Cinders.

    I think it will fit so I'm gonna go for the 1950XT. £119.99 seems like a really good price for that card, should keep me going for a while.
     
  13. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Well it does fit... but it doesn't work! I have an nForce 3 mobo (asrock AM2NF3-VSTA) and it turns out ATI AGP cards are not compatible with Vista when used in conjunction with nForce 3 and multi-core CPUs!!

    Looks like I'll have to go back to an nVidia card! Is the 7800GS/7900GS any good? The 7950GT is a little bit too expensive!
     
  14. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    That 7950 gt looks like the way to go. Might do well for you.
     
  15. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 TS Rookie Posts: 119

    if the 7950GT is a lil too expensive, then go with the 7900GS instead of the 7800GS
     
  16. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Cheers guys, think I'll go for the 7900GS then if ebuyer allow me to swap the radeon, and they get more in stock!
     
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