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recommend me a low profile AGP graphics card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ubik, 20 May 2006.

  1. ubik

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    Have a desktop with a broken Matrox 550 low profile AGP card and need a replacement, nothing special and for under £100 or cheaper but with direct x 9 support?


    Thanks
     
  2. ubik

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    Ok So it looks like either the Geoforce 6200 or the FX5200.

    Which is the best?
     
  3. Duke

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    Both are budget cards. The 6200 is a generation newer though so will be quicker generally.
     
  4. Darkwave

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    The AGP 6200s are TurboCache aren't they? Not bad if you have a lot of RAM, but if you have less than 1GB I would avoid. Can't remember which shaders the FX series supports, but it should do.
     
  5. ubik

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    Thanks 6200 it is, its just for my spare machine
     
  6. Darkwave

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    Should be more than good enough if it's not for gaming. :)
     
  7. Duke

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    The PCI-E version is TC (32/64MB onboard + system ram) :) I think you can still pick up the non TC version in AGP and PCI-E.

    Although it doesn't matter if it's for general / low end use :p
     
  8. ubik

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    what is turbo cache? I might want to play a few networked games. How will it affect me?
    The oc site have a XFX 128 and 256 version, and a 128 leadtek version, which is best?
     
  9. Duke

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    Those two are not TC models. TC info here :)
     
  10. ubik

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    I presume the 256 version is better than the 128 version as its only a quid or 2 difference? They do a 512 version but that is like an extra £30
     
  11. Duke

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    For £3 I would.. although really on that card it wouldn't make a huge difference :)
     
  12. Ender

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    dont get the 512mb version, the card is far to slow to take advantage of the memory size