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New Graphics Card help!

By justinone
Nov 25, 2006
  1. You probably get this all the time, but im shopping for a new graphics card. at the moment i have an ati 9600xt which is rubiish XD.
    I have a VIA P4VM800 mobo with an AGP 8X Slot. im looking to spend around £100 on this and i am a serious gamer, so i need something capable of playing pretty much anything on full. i prefer ATI and i was told the X850 was the best for AGP but i dont think it is. does anyone know what i should get?

    2GB RAM
    3.0GHz P4 HT CPU
    XP
    Radeon 9600XT
     
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    The best for AGP8X is the Geforce 7800GS, but I'm sure it won't cost £100 lol :)

    For that budget, the best card would be a X800GTO, a 7600GS or maybe a 7600GT, but I'm afraid that a good, high-performing card won't cost £100.

    Regards :wave:
     
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    How much is £100? I dont remember the exchange into USD :haha:


    Well yeah what Wolf said is that the 7800 is probably the best card befor switching to a PCI-E card ( which you dont have because you have AGP )

    So it's up to you, Personaly I would just upgrade my mobo, RAM and Processor and get a 7900GT or 8800 so I can get some nice graphics + good resolution ;)
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 7800GS would probably cost around £200 or so. The best choice for £100 would be the X850XT PE. However, make sure ur PSU is able to handle the new card, since it is a sucker for power so a 300W supply just won't cut it :).
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    A 400W PSU is able to power a X850XT PE. I have one, and it works very well with my FSP PSU.
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Ahh, but you also have an incredible amount of Amperage on it (psu) as well :eek: ! I doubt my Generic 450Watt would hold up to the X850XT PE (it only has 18A/12V Rail).
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Oh no... not enough for it. My PSU costed me around $40. Cheap, and pretty damn good :)
     
  8. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  10. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

  11. Surkitz

    Surkitz TS Rookie Posts: 145

    wolfram is right on the 7800GS. high oc ability (oc'd from manufacturer already) but you can go higher. Yah, its a $200+ card, but it hangs with a lot of the newer stuff out there.
     
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Hmm.... What the hell does Body Flex have to do with a graphics card?


    Anyways, If you plan on going to the OCing side of gaming then get SLI 7800s or 7900s ( depending on your price range ) since they both have great clock speeds that you can rise even higher :)
     
  13. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Stupid advertisers have been here since before I signed up. I don't know why they do this but it's stupid to :mad: .
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Nice videocard Wolf, and Yeah Cfitzarl all advertisers that post on random sites are just being stupid :(
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I would second the 7600GT. It's a powerful mid-high end card and can run most games on full detail at 1024x768 very easily.
     
  17. justinone

    justinone TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 152

    Very nice! thnks guys looks like i will buy this card then. thanks again for your help.! [​IMG]
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah, I just got the 7600GT on my AM2 system ( just to try it out ) and it plays Battlefield 2142 / FEAR on high-medium so it's great for the price :)

    It wasnt a AGP card but PCI-e
     
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