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***The AGP & PCI-E Graphics Card Buyers Guide***

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by melbourne720, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. melbourne720

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    The source of my source:-

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/x1950pro-gf7900gs_6.html

    Nice to know some people still read stickies!
     
  2. allllec

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    :) ta
     
  3. metalguru

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    AGP speed required for X1950Pro?

    What sort of speed AGP slot does the X1950Pro need? Is it neccessary to have 8* AGP?
     
  4. semi-pro waster

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    If you put it in a 4x slot then it should work because 8x is designed to be backwards compatible with AGP 4x but you've got to look at the other components of the system as anything that has a 4x AGP slot is likely to seriously bottleneck the card.
     
  5. devel666

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    So where do the agp versions of the ati 2400 and 2600 range come ?
     
  6. melbourne720

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    Swapped things around a bit, added the 8800 GT.
     
  7. mishima

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    Would you get the 8800GT over the 2900PRO then? I'm going to sell my 8800GTS wondering which to get!
     
  8. melbourne720

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    He Mish, good to hear from you.

    I would get the 8800 GT, it seems to have the edge in speed, although they both seem good value for money. I personally would worry about the the noise of the 2900 Pro too much, but I haven't experienced it first hand.

    I like the look of the 8800 GT, but I wonder if it would be a big enough upgrade for me from my 8800 GTS. I might be tempted by the two 8800 GT GPUs on one chip card that I heard mention of a while ago:cool:
     
  9. mishima

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    Hi mate, yeah it just seems a good time to make the transition - I did the same thing with my X1950, got the money back on it and bought a better card for similar money. It's nice an slim the new GT card. What are the benefits of eVGA over BFG? its a flip between these two.
     
  10. melbourne720

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    eVGA - step up program (I think that is still running), 10 year warranty

    BFG - Lifetime Warranty

    Let me know what you get for your GTS, I might be tempted to follow ;)
     
  11. mishima

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    I got £130 for mine mate, so an extra £30 for an 8800GT isn't too bad when you consider its almost at the performance of a GTX ;)
     
  12. phipck

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    my younger brother is looking to upgrade from his MSI FX5950 Ultra VTD to something more capable as a final stop before saving to upgrade his whole system. In the last few months since the last post in this thread several more cards have jumped onto the market in the agp flavour and i was intregued to see what your opinions of the new ati 2600's and nvidias cards too, or would you suggest the x1950 as a sencible option???
     
  13. melbourne720

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    Depends what the rest of his rig was, but I would have thought the 7600 GT or a x1950 Pro would be a good boost.
     
  14. Ricinus

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    Hi melbourne,
    I think it's been asked before but do you know where the Radeon 2600pro/XT fit in your AGP list ?
    The Geforce 7800GS and Radeonx1950pro look a bit long to fit in my case so am looking for the next best 'short' card.
    Cheers!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2008
  15. melbourne720

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    The Pro is slower than the x1950 Pro. The XT isn't a lot faster. Only get them if your going to game at 1024 x 768.

    Big gap between them and the x2900 Pro/XT.

    What case do you have that you can't get a x1950 Pro in?
     
  16. Ricinus

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    I don't think the case is any particular brand. It is more a problem of where the IDE cables come from the motherboard.
    My 6600GT is 17.5 cm long from the backplate (excluding the molex plugged into it). I reckon there is only another 5 cm clearance to the bundle of IDE cables. These are stretched pretty tight and would not go around a longer card. Which is why I was asking which is the best 'short' graphics card ?
     
  17. melbourne720

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    7600 gt is quite short, that should fit.
     
  18. Cairnsey

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    are you sure a HD3850 Pro 256Mb is faster than a 8800GTS 320Mb?
     
  19. spawner

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    Dont suppose someone with the knowledge can update this thread plz like the first post :)
     
  20. melbourne720

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    Anything in particular you had in mind?

    edit: swapped the 8800 GTS 320 and 3850 Pro.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2008