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Best AGP cards these days?

pontifex

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Dec 5, 2000
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My friend has an older PC with AGP graphics. Whats the best he can get these days in AGP?
 

StrangerGuy

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May 9, 2004
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1. Fastest AGP card is prolly not very fast
2. And prolly overpriced for the performance
3. Since AGP was abandoned for like 5 years, the CPU is prolly too slow to take advantage of the card
4. With prices of new parts, there is really no sense sticking with an old, slow AGP system
 

Fox5

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Jan 31, 2005
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Not everyone has the money to replace everything.
Considering that AGP cards are frequently twice the price of the same performing PCIE card, you could probably replace the motherboard and cpu too. I'm assuming it's an athlon x2 system?
 

edplayer

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The 4670 probably uses a lot less power also (I'm guessing).
 
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Tommyguns

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I got a Sapphire 3850 here. Personally, i think it runs a lot better then the 4670.

Its paired up with a Opteron 170, 2gbs of ram, and an older 32gb raptor. All running on a Asus A8V deluxe motherboard. Running on a thermaltake 480watt psu. I only pull around 320watts at full tilt according to my little watt meter fyi.

Its a great card and can does fairly well. I can run crysis with medium to high settings. As well as farcry. When I overclock the cpu from 2.0ghz, to say 2.9.... FPS dramatically improve.

So keep that in mind.

Also, I had a socket 939 single core 2.2ghz newcastle core running on a gigabyte sli mobo with a gtx260 a little bit back. Crysis was unplayable at times. CPU power just wasn't there.

Good Luck.
 

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