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Old 01-05-2006, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd go with the 6800GS personally. It's probably the last remaining good AGP card left.

Forget about the 7800GS or whatever they are calling it. The 7800 series is ment for PCI express... Wait unti you're ready to upgrade to PCI express and buy a 7800GT or whatever is new at the time.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Or unless your of the bunch that cant afford that much of an upgrade, then go w/ the 7800GS. Same features cept on AGP.
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info guys, I ended up buying a Leadtek Winfast A400GT TDH GeForce 6800GT 256MB DDR3. Should be enough to keep me going until I upgrade to a pci-e board.
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6800GS has been released in AGP format. In fact, I know that monarch computer has it in stock. They have the eVGA brand model too. Personally, I'd sit on my hands until newegg got the eVGA model in.

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Not sure about the AGP, but the eVGA's PCI-E 6800GS was missing some packaging and there were lots of reviews about it, so that's probably why it got removed. I haven't checked for the AGP version, though.
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The X800XT is the best AGP card avaliable;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102492

However, for $70 more than the 6800GS, its not worth it, especially since the 6800GS gets to the X800XT's performance quite easily.
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Actualy what he bought kicks the *** of any AGP card availible right now i believe. (Because the Ultra was discontinued) Mind i ask where you bought that GT at? Does it have the huge copper heatsink like mine?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #17 (permalink)
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HIS Excalibur Radeon X800 XT IceQ II - 256 MB VIVO (AGP)

HIS-ICE80XP-3I-ZAM - 500 MHz GPU - 256MB GDDR3 (1000MHz) - DVI/VGA - TV out - Bulk


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Fill Rate: 8000 Mtexels/sec
Memory: 256 MB GDDR3 - 1000 MHz clock
Bus width: 256 bits
Peak Bandwidth: 32.0 GB/sec
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its pretty good card, good core and good memory with a 1000mhz effective clock... only dwnside is that it takes 2 slots...

but you could always go for the Asus N6600GT /TD - 128 MB (AGP)
its really good, but only with 128mb gddr3
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I bought a boxed one on ebay for USD$260. Here in Australia was a couple of hundred more - I'm happy as long as I don't have any problems with the card!
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Oh **** Ebay lol. Thats awesome though. Does it have the huge HSF like mine does?
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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yeah, yeah I know Ebay but i thought i'd take the gamble since i won't be upgrading this computer any further (it'll take over htpc duties in the next upgrade cycle) it won't arrive until the end of this week but it is new and boxed and comes with everything you'd get over the shelf (incl that huge HSF!!!)
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