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Old 02-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121216
I'm going to building a comp, and I need a good enough agp card to use in my mobo that I have going. A 512mb video card for less than $200? Is it because it's agp? Or what?
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:14 PM   #2
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Could be that... but most likely, its because the card is nearing two generations old.
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
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Nah, the only thing that makes it better from a normal 6800 is the amount of memory. A normal 6800 has better memory clock, and about the same core clock.

And the difference between a 512mb card and a 256mb card ain't that much, sure the 512mb one is better, but not anything worth going crazy about.

U could get a card like 6800GS AGP for almost the same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130002
doesn't have 512mb, but has almost double the memory clock etc.
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Old 02-16-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Yeah, I know, I'm looking at the 6800gs. The 7800gs if I get the funds for it...

Yeha, nm. The card uses gddr2 and 128bit. Nothing compared to a better 6800gs or a 7800gs...
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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why go agp, seriously agp is done.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:17 PM   #6
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It is cheap because it is NOT GDDR3 memory it is only GDDR2 slower
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:34 PM   #7
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why go agp, seriously agp is done.
Because people still use it...
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why go agp, seriously agp is done.
its not completely done. the 7800GS just came out, so THAT will probably be the final agp card.
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ya thats probably the last one, get the 7800gs its well worth it but keep in mind agp isnt going to last much longer
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