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Decent AGP Graphics Card

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Hi

Can someone recommend to me a good agp graphics card.

My budget is up to £150.00

Hope someone can help me :thumbsup:
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Can't find a "deal" but this is a very good AGP card. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126420
Just under £100 will run the latest games at good settings.
banned#2
g force one for under £100 i think personally g force are greab but also n videa are 2
http://www.redstore.com/XFXGPC065
#3
I have a 6600GT OC available.
#4
I am not really bothered about a good deal, just need a good agp card up to £150 for graphics works

thanks
#5
What kind of power supply do you have? the latest graphics card are very power hungry and need a beefy power supply to feed them.
#6
I would go for a ATI 1950XT if your system is able to handle it.

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125754

Taken from a user review on Ebuyer.

"This card is big. Not big, more massive.

Before you buy this item, please be aware of the following points:

If you are cramped for space in your case, be careful. This card is "deep" and will take up the space above the 2 PCI slots nearest the AGP slot. It is also long, and may require repositioning of HDD's to ensure both space and adequate airflow.

It draws a LOT of power. You will need a minimum of a 500W PSU, with a dedicated PCIe rail (I know this is an AGP card, but it's really a PCIe one thats been "ported" for AGP.)This is a 6-pin connector. Failing that, it will need to be connected via the supplied PCIe connector to 2 DIFFERENT 12v rails - ensure you have enough spare molex connectors - if not, invest in some splitters as well.

Be aware of your CPU capability - there's no point in buying this card if the rest of your systm will cause a bottleneck, as you simply won't get the full benefit. I would suggest a minimum of an Athlon XP3200, and even then, it'll still be a little constrained.

IT IS AWESOME VALUE FOR MONEY when compared with other high-end x1950 cards, such as Sapphires X1950 Pro, which costs about the same but has fewer pipelines.

Overall, an incredible bit of kit, it transformed by BF2 gaming experience by miles (very demanding game, BF2) and can get FPS rates up in the 70's and 80's (although 50 to 60 is average), but not one to be taken lightly - make sure you can accomdate it in your system before buying. IT IS MASSIVE!"
#7
NintendoSensei
Can't find a "deal" but this is a very good AGP card. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126420
Just under £100 will run the latest games at good settings.

Can't go wrong with the ATI Radeon X1950 cards (or even better an XT more towards the top end of your budget), they're very quick cards. Well worth the extra £14ish over a GeForce 7600GT as they totally they wipe the floor with them and are more comparable to the GeForce 7800's and 7900's.

hayton2k3
g force one for under £100 i think personally g force are greab but also n videa are 2
http://www.redstore.com/XFXGPC065

Just a small point but NVIDIA are the company who make the GeForce line of GPU's, they are one and the same thing. In the case of the card you mentioned the card itself is made by XFX using an NVIDIA GeForce series GPU. So what you're saying there is a bit misleading, kind of like saying "I like Big Mac's but I also like McDonalds"
#8
May i just ask what kind of graphics works you are doing as you would really only need a £150 if you were interested in a lot of gaming.

Here are some i'd recommend:

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128027

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125754
#9
thanks for the responses! - it also needs to be DVI, so i can use 2 monitors

thanks again
#10
what radeon XT's are their cant seem to find any?
#11
1950xt
#12
There is the X1950XT or the X1900XT

X1950XT - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125754
#13
A pretty safe bet is the 7600GT. Runs Half Life 2,etc on full.
banned#14
megalomaniac
Can't go wrong with the ATI Radeon X1950 cards (or even better an XT more towards the top end of your budget), they're very quick cards. Well worth the extra £14ish over a GeForce 7600GT as they totally they wipe the floor with them and are more comparable to the GeForce 7800's and 7900's.


Just a small point but NVIDIA are the company who make the GeForce line of GPU's, they are one and the same thing. In the case of the card you mentioned the card itself is made by XFX using an NVIDIA GeForce series GPU. So what you're saying there is a bit misleading, kind of like saying "I like Big Mac's but I also like McDonalds"



i meant radion
#15
right, what do you guys think of these 2 I have managed to wittle down from a big list of graphics cards!

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125754
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=0&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=119956

any others you would think better these?

Would love to know

thanks
banned#16
personally id go for bottom 1 but its different for people because they want them for different things

id say its all down to you
#17
For practical reasons (i.e. the sheer size of the GeCube) I'd go with the Sapphire. The GeCube will be much noisier too. They're both reputable names, I currently have a Sapphire x1650Pro and that's been no trouble at all.

Although it's worth noting that neither are actually in stock and both have nearly 100 back orders on eBuyer.....
#18
If you're quick HiS Radeon's are on Today only offer at Scan: http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=635749 256MB HIS Radeon X1950 Pro £122.14 (have to go via the today only page for that price)
#19
thanks but, literally just purchased this one http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=0&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=119956

Went through Misco to get cash back from quidco!
#20
mumford - does it work out cheaper than ebuyer buying it from Misco using Quidco? Mind me asking how much as I'm after a decent AGP X1950 Pro video card urgently!! Thanks :)
#21
just seen what I have earnt on quidco a messly £5.96

am i doing something wrong!?
#22
I was going to say, I thought it was only 5% back from Quidco so surely the Ebuyer option would have been better?
#23
Ebuyer doesn't have any stock and shows "100 overdue." cheaper means nothing if you'll never get one :thumbsup:. The HiS card I linked to earlier from scan comes out at £128.00 delivered, £3 more than ebuyer but in stock.
#24
Wouldn't spend over £70 on an AGP card myself, it is a dated interface and this means that the rest of your system will also be dated. With PCI-E/DDR2 motherboards from under £30, 2GB DDR2 for under £50 and dual-core CPUs from about £40 I can't really see the justification in spending so much on out-of-date hardware.
#25
The HIS is only 256mb compared to the 512mb on the Sapphire, but I do know the HIS runs cooler and is far quieter than the Sapphire....decisions decisions.
#26
mumjit
The HIS is only 256mb compared to the 512mb on the Sapphire, but I do know the HIS runs cooler and is far quieter than the Sapphire....decisions decisions.


....and the HiS has a higher clock etc. :giggle: I don't think with such small differences that the amount of memory or the clock speed are particularly important unless you're a hardcore gamer, in which case you should be on PCI-E and a DX10 card anyway. Besides one's in stock the other isn't, where's the decision? :thumbsup: :giggle:.
#27
I pondered buying a new graphics card for my aging Pc too...
These are my specs
A7n8x-x motherboard
AMD 2500+ barton
1gb DDR RAM
Connect 3D 9600 AGP
120gb 7200rpm HD
430watt antec PSU

The response i got back from overclock.com was that i should get a 7600GS which retails around £50-80 depending on which brand you want (e.g. MSI, Asus, ATi etc).

The other response was that i shouldn't bother upgrading it and go get a new motherboard and upgrade to core duo and PCI-E graphics cards...

But to answer your question, i'd say the best AGP to buy would be the Radeon X1950 XT as mentioned in this article that is very reliable:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/07/03/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/page6.html

Also a chart of how each graphics cards fare in this modern age:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/07/03/the_best_gaming_video_cards_for_the_money/page7.html

TBH, you'd probably be better off buying a new pc rather than spend £150 on a new graphics card that will be outdated in terms of components in the next year. Remember that AGP will be the thing of the past and new motherboards will only take PCI-E... £150 could be spent elsewhere.

I also suggest joining an overclocking forum and state your specifications of your pc there as well as here, since we don't know whether 512mb graphics card will kill your pc or go to waste inside of it...
#28
i think i might send the card i ordered back!
#29
mumford
i think i might send the card i ordered back!


Why send it back Mumford? What speed CPU do you currently have?

I sat and worked it all out last night if I'd be better buying a new full price video card or sell my existing parts from my AGP based system individually and put that towards buying a new motherboard, CPU and RAM and the cheaper PCI-Express version of the X1950 Pro.

Basically after checking the prices people were paying on eBay for my current kit it worked out that I'd need to spend at least £150-200 of my own money to upgrade to a full Dual Core, 2GB of RAM and a X1950 based system.

Trouble is there's nothing wrong with my existing P4 3.4Ghz system, i just need a faster AGP video card than the Nvidia 6800 I have in there at the moment. So I've decided to try to source a X1950 Pro either 2nd hand or discounted by a retailer for < £100 mark rather than go through the hassle of trying to eBay all my kit individually.

I wouldn't however consider spending near £150 on a video card as you'd be better off putting it towards a new PCI-E based system as I think some people have already mentioned.

There is word of some faster DX10 AGP video cards coming out soon so that should force the price of the X1950 pro down too, fingers crossed!

Just my 2 cents worth :)

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