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Am I dreaming or am I really hearing good things about my 3500+ at this time..........I kinda feel a little proud of it for once..........

Anyway I wouldn't take a 7600GT if I were you since it isn't much better than that 6800GT. If you were to make your last AGP upgrade then shoot for the 7800GS, it isn't a bad card under any circumstances, although it does cost a little bit much for what it is.

If you do plan on getting a whole new PC, however, just drop the word and let us know how much you can afford.
Well I think I have decided to just go the route of upgrading to S939...I can get a 3800+ from the egg for about 100 bucks and then a mobo and vid card and it will cost me about $250...then transfer my HD's and such to the new machine. I am going to start a thread to sell my mobo, CPU, and vid card.

Thanks to everyone for the help and suggestions.
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show me a 7600GT agp doing that.. a 7600GT does not beat a 7800GS.
remember 7600gt only has 128bit memory access. 7800gs has 256bit
and yes kramy oblivion is very smooth for me at the default settings the game starts with , which is pretty high.

so what it i have my card overclocked, and it beats the 7600gt .. who the hell doesnt overclock their video card. and personally i wouldnt want to buy one that doesnt overclock very well. maybe i got lucky with mine.
    
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Wait for DX10, or buy a used/new 939 setup for cheap.
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Don't buy the 3800+. Look into some good overclocking ram and a good motherboard paired with a 144 opteron, they can hit 3.0ghz or higher.
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Don't upgrade to a 7800GS. Your 6800GT will work great until DX10. You won't be able to run at high settings on Flight Sim X with a 7800GS either. Nothing out right now could max out Flight Sim X.
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Quote:
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show me a 7600GT agp doing that.. a 7600GT does not beat a 7800GS.
remember 7600gt only has 128bit memory access. 7800gs has 256bit
and yes kramy oblivion is very smooth for me at the default settings the game starts with , which is pretty high.

so what it i have my card overclocked, and it beats the 7600gt .. who the hell doesnt overclock their video card. and personally i wouldnt want to buy one that doesnt overclock very well. maybe i got lucky with mine.
The XFX 7600GT AGPs have 256-bit.

Here are benchmarks with only the Leadtek (128-bit) 7600GT AGPs. This card still beats the 7800GS.

http://xtreview.com/review140.htm
post #27 of 34
wow the 7600GT only gets only 2953 in 3dmark06.. hmmmm i get 3612.

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=472894 not only does my card beat the agp 7600GT but it beats out the pci-e version to. I know what im talking about i did alot of research on these two cards.
    
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lol just like how no one believed -AMD- about how his 6800XT beats his 7600GS (my 6800XT does too), and how even my 6600GT beat my 7600GS. All the benchies show the 7600GS should be better, but in my personal experience (and -AMD-'s) it does not. I will take your personal experience over the benchmarks.

Edit: The benchmarks show that the 7600GT AGP (NOT OCed) beats the 7800GS (NOT OCed). Other benchmarks i saw showed the 7800GS OCed beat the 7600GT AGP (which doesn't OC very far).
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This may have been said already but flight sim X is just a horribly coded game. It will still run slow as hell on a 7800GS (hell it runs at like 11FPS on my rig).
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Quote:
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I thought 6800GT is very good already maybe it doesn't fully support DX9c?
No, the entire 6*** series supports everything that the 7*** series does....EXCEPT transparent AA. Which, honestly doesn't look any different from "regular" AA.
    
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