Shopping for a good AGP video card

By Eade
Mar 8, 2006
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  1. Hi, I'm looking for a new AGP graphics card and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I was thinking of getting a 6800GT, but maybe it would be worth it to get a 7800GS or a 6800GS (gs is better than gt, right?)

    I have a gig of ram and my mobo is an Asus k8n-e.

    Also, where's a good place to buy a graphics card?

    Thanks.
  2. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    the 7800 gs is the best buy for agp. the gt is the pcie version of the card. get the card from newegg.com, i would reccomend the evga.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    **the gt is the pcie version of the 7800, not the 6800**...and yes the 6800gs are better then 6800gt
  4. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    I would vote for the 7800GS. They are very good!
  5. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    For AGP my favorites are:

    Top of the line: 7800GS
    Middle of the road: 6800GS (the GT may be a LITTLE faster, but the GS is WAY cheaper)
    Budget level: 6600GT
  6. Eade

    Eade Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I ordered a 7800 from tigerdirect. Can't wait to see what it can do.
  7. hadoud76

    hadoud76 Newcomer, in training Posts: 54

    You chose the 7800...Good one!

    Go to the Nvidia and ATI graphics websites to check the Video Card memory then search for a card with AGP 8X such as the GeForce 7800, GeForce 7300, GeForce 6800 Ultra, 6800 GT, 6800 GS, 6800, and 6800 XT and the best of all the GeForce 7800GTX with a superb 512MB
  8. paulla

    paulla Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    But you won't find a 7800GTX in AGP. I don't think Nvidia or ATI made many (if any) 512MB AGP cards.
  9. Eade

    Eade Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I found what claimed to be a regular Geforce 6800 with 512mb. I wondered if it was a typo.
  10. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    they do make 6600 that are 512 MB..aka 6800 ultra..usually around 200-230$
  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    A 6600 with 512mb (if that does exist) is not a 6800 Ultra. Even with the extra memory, that 600 would most likely end up being slower then a 6800 Ultra.
     
  12. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    6800 Ultra, not 6600 Ultra as there's no such thing.
  14. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,083

    i need glasses.haha srry mate
  15. paulla

    paulla Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    There are some (or possibly only one?) 512MB 6600 card(s) on the market but they're not a standard design and it's a bit pointless to put this much memory on a card with a 128bit memory controller (as in fact are the 256MB 6600's). I'd advise steering well clear of them and sticking to the 6600GT 128MB version or the 6800 vanilla, GT, GTX or GS depending on how much you want to spend.
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