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Old 03-23-2006, 05:43 PM   #1
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HI guys and gals I was just wondering what is the best card out there for AGP 4x/8x that is around 110 shipped? I am just got morrowind and My current card isnt going to cut it.... Thanks in advanced.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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I bought this Video Card for a cheap build and it ran great. I was able to run Call of Duty 2 on regular settings. Once in a while it would slow down and start having low FPS but for the price I think it is a good deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102295
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:11 PM   #3
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But would that card do ok on Oblivion? There is still more room for a more expensive card. I realize I am not going to be able to play on max settings or anything but I would like to get as close as possiable. I was thinking of maybe something like a 6600 but I dont know... I would like A 6800 but its more expensive that I have now... Its like tourcher having the game and not being able to play it considdering I have waited like a year for it.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:15 PM   #4
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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ati radeon 9250 is pretty decent... i have it and it works fine. mine is pci, though, but im pretty sure they make them for agp too. theyre around 100 bucks i think... maybe lower.
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:58 PM   #6
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nah, they have the pci one for like 40 at compusa
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ya, my 9250 plays call of duty 2 on 800x600 at medium settings, and i play fear on medium settings too.
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nah, they have the pci one for like 40 at compusa

dang... mine cost 100 when i bought it.. lol. o well
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if you don't get ATLEAST a 6600GT, oblivian will both look like crap and run like crap. Not a very good gaming experience at all.
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Ok so I guess I will save up until I have enough for a nicer card that will last a little longer and I came across this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121216 Is that a good card for the price? or should I look for a newer card around that price... Gheez this makes me realize how faint AGP is becoming... O yeah thanks for all the imput so far
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:58 AM   #11
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i think that would be pretty good. im geting it myself later
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130220

this is WAY better and its 30 bucks cheaper
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For that same price tho you can get a x1600, wayyyy better than a 6600gt.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102665
more pipelines, more ram, all around better card.
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How come that one is better? the one I was looking at has 4 more pixelpipelines and a lot more memory? Thanks so far to everyone I am learning a lot about GPUs
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Bloodstalker999 check that x1600PRO, it's even better than the card you had picked out, and cheaper.
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Well.. The pixple pipelines are the things that are able to run, and transfer data from the core to the computer. Thats why its so good to have the pipelines. Although, the core clock is importatn. But if you have a high core, and not enough pixel pipelines, you bottle neck yourself.

So basicly what im saying. Is that you need pixple pipelines more then you do clock speeds. And you need more onboard memory then you do interface.
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what makes it better? How can you tell if one card is better than the other? Is there a list some where that ranks the cards by best to worst with actual proof?
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http://www.tomshardware.com/
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Thanks that helps me A lot. ^_^.
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as far as budget cards go the 6600GT would be THE BEST choice...
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