How about this card for agp 8x upgrade

By Machinist
Jun 15, 2007
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  1. M_Jones

    M_Jones Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    If your staying with AGP then I would suggest a beefier card because that card would be flimsy at best.

    Whats your budget?
  2. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks for the info on the card, im looking to spend about $75-80.
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    You would probably be better off with something like THIS card. You can also get a 7600GS for under $100, but you would need to let us know what kind of power supply you have (watts, amps on the 12+ volt line(s), and the brand).
  4. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks for the quick reply. Im running a new Ultra XVS 600w psu, 35a on the 12v line.
  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Ultra isn't the greatest, but you do have good power output on your 12V line so if you wanted to spend the extra bucks you could go with the 7600GS.

    Links: HERE or HERE are good ones.
  6. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Any other suggestions?
  7. M_Jones

    M_Jones Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    Well im an ATI fanboy so I would go with the X1650, its a good card and for the cash it will be well worth it. You will see a considerable increase in performance.

    Are you running a lot of your PSU though?
  8. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

  9. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Ok after looking into some of the recomended cards i found a few others. It also looks like my pricerange will be $100. Some are 256mb some are 512, the Sapphires have a higher memory clock on both the 256 and 512 which will give the best performance of these? Any thoughts?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130076
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3084628&CatId=933
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102073&ATT=14-102-073&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102057&ATT=14-102-057&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    The X1650PRO is out of the list. It's not a very good bang-for-your-buck card at all. The 7600GT is the clear winner since it has the best price vs. performance ratio, beating all the other cards including the 7600GS. It's the best you can get and with the rebate, the price is just perfect. Get it and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
     
  11. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    Little difference that you should notice.
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    There is a definite difference but if you don't play too many games you won't notice the difference.
  14. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41


    That didnt make much sense.
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    I meant there is a definite difference in the cards' performance but he probably won't notice it unless he plays different games like FEAR and Quake IV for example, in which the performance difference will be visible. For games like WoW & UT2004, both will perform virtually the same without any apparent performance difference.
  16. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    The main reason I asked about the difference between the 2 cards is that i can get them both for the same price. Zip Zoom Fly has the GS for $120 and the GT for $120 after rebate.

    Thanks
  17. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    Get the GT- nVidia chart comparison from lowest to best (off the top of my head)
    LE
    GS
    GT
    GTS
    GTX
    Ultra
     
  18. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks for all the help people. I picked up the XFX 7600GT for $109 after rebate.
  19. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,262   +41

    cool, xfx will fix your card even if you overclock it and make it go pop, that's why i got my g80 card from them. Hope it works out for you.
  20. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Niiiice, I didnt know their warranty was good if you overclocked.. Thanks for the info.
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