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Need advice buying AGP video card

By Otmakus
Dec 20, 2005
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  1. I'm considering to upgrade my AGP video card to an X600 card (about US$ 90) or an X700 card (about US$ 100), do u think it's a good decision? Someone told me that X series don't support DirectX 9.0c and i'd be better off buying an X1300, but that means I have to wait for a while since AGP X1300 is nowhere yet to be found.

    Oh, and my budget range is only in USD$ 100 - 130 max, which one do u think I should buy?

    PS: I don't plan to upgrade my CPU and M/B anytime soon, and even if i do, I have another computer with about the same specs which can use my new AGP video card.
  2. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 382

    Go for a Geforce 6600, best bang for the buck :). X600 and X700 are just not worth it, sorry.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  4. LesterofPups

    LesterofPups TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I'm happy with my 6600. I'd used an overclocked fx5200 up til then, but Americas Army 2.4 was getting a little choppy, and FarCry was unplayable, IMO. It'll be at least a year 'til I go PCIe, and then I gotta consider ddr2, and whatnot. The 6600gt chokes a little on the FEAR demo, but works great for all of the games I play on a regular basis. And even the FEAR demo at proper settings is OK.

    Extreme Tech (Fall 2005) had a video card comparo where they played HL2, Doom3, FarCry and UT 2004 on x850xt pe, x800xt pe, x800 pro, 9800pro-128, 6800ultra, 6800gt, 6800-128, 6600gt-128. Then they calculated Dollars Per FPS, and the 6600gt came out the most economical.
  5. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    If yu want to stick with ATI I would look for a 9800 pro you should be able to find one for around 120.00 these days. if not then I would go with the 6600 series as suggested.
  6. dady393

    dady393 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    my advice

    Go for the geforce 6600!
  7. Otmakus

    Otmakus TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Thanks guys, but i think I'll wait till the techspot free giftaway season ends. Maybe this time I'll get lucky. Oh, and I live in Indonesia, where a 6600GT costs about 200$ (and an X700 pro costs about 100$, which is why I'm considering buying it)
  8. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    damn thats a longway for newegg to ship u a nice 120$ 6600GT =[
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