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Old 09-30-2006, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my gfx card. Its a agp 8x bfg 5200 geforce. Im looking for something decent in the 80-140 $ price range and i got my eyes on this card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150157
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea thats a very nice card for your price range.
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Looking good, it will be an excellent upgrade.

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I was looking at one of those too, but then I found an ATi x800GTO for 5$ cheaper, that was better.

The X800 has twice the pipelines that the 6800XT has. I believe it has better clocks too.

EDIT: The clocks are just about the same

The 6800XT has 350/1000
The X800 has 400/980

But the extra pipelines are worth it.

Here's the link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102042

The spec's say it only has 12 pipelines, but it actually has 16 as Sapphire has unlocked them for everyone.

Good luck on your decision.
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Why dont you pick up an Nvidia 7600GT or GT KO ... better performance for a similar price.
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i dont think they make them for AGP
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oh shoot.. my bad fellas.. didnt pay attention to the AGP.. you have a good choice there :P
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Cool thanks for the info guys. I have a 350w psu should that be ok for that video card. See my sig. Heres the link to my psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103934

Edit: Mobo is a K8N socket 754 i have to fix the sig
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there's a 7600GS for AGP, might work for you, the lowest $ is around 120 i think ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150190
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Is that particular xfx 7600 gs better then the 6800ultra that i posted? and why does the 6800ultra have 1000 mem clock and the 7600gs only 533 ? Also would my socket 754 3000+ slow down anything when i would play games? For the future what is the best processor i can get for this socket, i dont see any on newegg.
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