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Old 04-10-2007, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 7800gs v. 7950GT: AGP Dilemma

Hey all,

I was waiting and about to squeeze the last bit of life out of my machine, I plan on buying a new system once I'm out of college so I was looking at the eVga seen here:

Newegg.com - eVGA 256-A8-N506-AX Geforce 7800GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

This was the top AGP card forever until I just looked online today to check on my dream comp and saw this:

Newegg.com - XFX PVT71KUDL3 GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

Now this is the best.

My question is, is it worth the $90 price increase for a college student? I know the XFX card is better, I also saw the guide on cards on the sticky, I'm wondering is it worth the difference in price for someone that is upgrading from a FX5200?

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why AGP? It is pretty much becoming completely obsolete, if it hasn't already.

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

Spend an extra 50$ and get a PCI.
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Why AGP? It is pretty much becoming completely obsolete, if it hasn't already.

Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail

Spend an extra 50$ and get a PCI.
because he said he wanted to do a final upgrade on his pc so he cant go pci e
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Ah, alright. Never mind then.
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hands down get the 7950GT, i didnt know they were out yet for AGP....thats an amazing card, it even has 4 more pipes than my pci-e 7900gs. I owned a 7800gs and the performance is meh, im sure you will get almost the same performance out of the 7950gt agp as you would a 7900GT pci-e. I would definately spend the extra 90$.
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Ive got a Leadtek 7950GT (512mb pci-e version) and its great in every way, it plays all top games maxed out on my 17" LCD, good FPS and you cant hear it at all, top marks.
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Default Re: 7800gs v. 7950GT: AGP Dilemma

NO 7950 AT ALL!
You can get an 8800GTS 320MB for EXACTLY the same price as a 7950:
Newegg.com - PNY VCG88GTS32XPB GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail - 250$

Seriously, upgrade your MOBO!
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A G P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A G P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It would be a waste of money to spend 250$ on a 7950GT AGP.
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Why? the card is still a beast, and will handle basically everything you throw at it.
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