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  1. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Default New AGP Graphics Card

    Right, well I'm thinking of a new gfx card, right now i'm running an ATi Radeon X1950 Pro Sapphire 512mb AGP, and my mobo only has AGP and PCI-X slots, so no 4870 for me . But I was looking at a 3870 AGP, but I'm still not sure yet.

    I have enough RAM, and I'm finding out if my current mobo supports Quad Phenoms. If it DOES, there's no way I'm changing my mobo. If it doesn't, I may end up changing it, and it will be to a PCI-E one, so I want suggestions for good, new AGP cards (something I could run Undercover on max gfx settings at 50fps+ on).

    Anyone got any ideas?


  2. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Undercover is just a crappy game with fps drops

    So you dont need it to change it for that game only



  3. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    AGP is old. Seriously upgrade to PCI-E. You arn't gonna find any good new gfx cards that are AGP anymore.

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  4. MCiN7 is offline Drifter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaths Pyjamas »
    Right, well I'm thinking of a new gfx card, right now i'm running an ATi Radeon X1950 Pro Sapphire 512mb AGP, and my mobo only has AGP and PCI-X slots, so no 4870 for me . But I was looking at a 3870 AGP, but I'm still not sure yet.

    I have enough RAM, and I'm finding out if my current mobo supports Quad Phenoms. If it DOES, there's no way I'm changing my mobo. If it doesn't, I may end up changing it, and it will be to a PCI-E one, so I want suggestions for good, new AGP cards (something I could run Undercover on max gfx settings at 50fps+ on).

    Anyone got any ideas?
    Seeing you were going to get a 4870, get a PCI-E mobo and a 4850.
    Motherboards are cheap, its only when your going SLI/Crossfire or Overclocking your CPU to the ****house that the price is something around $200-400.
    PCI-E graphics cards are cheaper then AGP.
    If you still want a 4870 just get a PCI-E mobo and save up for the 4870.

    Simple. AGP is ancient now.
    Think about the future of your PC, AGP? or PCI-E?
    Eventually you will get PCI-E anyway, so why not now?
    "If you still want a 4870 just get a PCI-E mobo and save up for the 4870."

  5. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    like MCiN7 said, AGP is old as. just upgrade your whole pc and you will be better off in the long run. get the best you can afford. you won't regret it.






  6. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    Did I not explain I'm not changing my mobo? I know PCI-E is cheaper and a lot better, and I'll spend about 200-300 on a new mobo next year after my Mac, but for the time being I'm keeping my mobo, but I need a card that can run everything I play relatively well. I just used Undercover as an example, I'm aiming for high fps on maxxed out Undercover, high fps on maxxed out Gears online and high fps on maxxed out Crysis.

    Is there any card that exists? Because the reason I haven't changed mobo yet is because AGP is not dead yet, tons of people still use AGP in their machines, which is the reason ATi are still making AGP cards.

    When I do go for PCI-E I'll probably go for Crossfire 4870s or a 280GTX. So does ANYONE have any AGP card suggestions?

  7. MCiN7 is offline Drifter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaths Pyjamas »
    Did I not explain I'm not changing my mobo? I know PCI-E is cheaper and a lot better, and I'll spend about 200-300 on a new mobo next year after my Mac, but for the time being I'm keeping my mobo, but I need a card that can run everything I play relatively well. I just used Undercover as an example, I'm aiming for high fps on maxxed out Undercover, high fps on maxxed out Gears online and high fps on maxxed out Crysis.

    Is there any card that exists? Because the reason I haven't changed mobo yet is because AGP is not dead yet, tons of people still use AGP in their machines, which is the reason ATi are still making AGP cards.

    When I do go for PCI-E I'll probably go for Crossfire 4870s or a 280GTX. So does ANYONE have any AGP card suggestions?
    No chance to get high FPS on Crysis maxed out because there are no decent AGP cards out there.

    "Is there any card that exists? Because the reason I haven't changed mobo yet is because AGP is not dead yet, tons of people still use AGP in their machines, which is the reason ATi are still making AGP cards."
    Did you not read ShadowGT's post?
    "You arn't gonna find any good new gfx cards that are AGP anymore."
    As I said:
    "AGP is ancient now."

    Theres no point spending money on old hardware that will only cost you more in the long run, so IMO deal with what you've got for the meantime.
    Think about the money you will save that can go towards something better for your next upgrade.

    "and I'll spend about 200-300 on a new mobo next year after my Mac"
    Next year isn't far off

  8. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    how about just waiting?






  9. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    As I said, after my Mac, which will be about the middle of next year probably. I'm gonna have a look around [H]ard forums a bit, but I might just have to get a mobo. I'd just rather not have to change mobo, because my X1950 is a pretty damn good card and that's AGP, so I assumed there would be other good cards on AGP.

  10. MCiN7 is offline Drifter
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    If you think a 1950 is good these days there must be something wrong
    I replaced mine with a 8600GTS over a year ago, + its 128bit, the only DECENT agp card would be the X1950XT but meh, whats the point in changing to more old technology.

  11. DriftNismo is offline 87 Civic GT
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    You're right, if I think 60fps on maxxed out TDU and 55fps on maxxed out GTR Evolution is good there must be something wrong .


 

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