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I'm running my p4 2.8E @ 3.36ghz right now...can push to 3.5ghz safely. I'm wondering if it'd be worth the upgrade to the x1950pro agp card? Would the cpu bottleneck it?

I've already looked into getting into pci-e but its just not affordable to me atm.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 11
seriously man not to be mean but buy a lower end card if u must have one and save up for a pci e setup
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If you think about it, you can get a PCI-E motherboard for around $100, and a x1950 pro PCI-E for $200, which would mean you could get the x1950 PRO and a more future-ready PCI-E board for around the same price as the AGP x1950 PRO.

I believe you CPU will bottleneck the x1950pro some, but you should be able to get decent framerates and crank details up in all your favorite games.
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Hi,

A coupla fellas over at ocforums have the new AGP
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=489018
What card do you have now?
If I were not making the full jump soon to C2D, PCI-E I would def think about the 1950 AGP.
And why buy a new mobo and PCI-E if he is not gonna make the jump to DX-10 and new CPU tech. In the end I still think its cheaper to get the 1950 as a stop gap till the complete system build.
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yea im not upgrading my mobo w/o doing EVERYTHING else...which to my calculations would be more in the $1000 range at this point
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post #6 of 11
The X1950XTX was bottlenecked by my x2 4400.

When I changed to the C2D I noticed a huge increase in GPU performance, I got better graphic scores in 3DMark and much, much higher fps in BF2142. Gameplay was a lot smoother also
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post #7 of 11
Only things you need to upgrade are Mobo/RAM/CPU/Video.

Total costs (minimum):

CPU: E6300 $181.49
MoBo: Gigabyte S3 $115.99
RAM: 1GB single stick G.Skill DDR2 800 $114.99
Video: X1950PRO $199.99

Total: $612.46

JoeKing: There is a HUGE difference between the X1950PRO (decent budget card) and the X1950XTX (ATI's top-end card)
    
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post #8 of 11
The vast majority of games are graphics card dependent, and so for the most part your CPU would not be bottlenecking your X1950 Pro.
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post #9 of 11
To be honest I think most CPU's would bottleneck a x1950Pro on a AGP board. Either way its a good card however a bit pricey as it would be about 33% of your future budget.

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Apart from people saying ''OMG PCI-E'' .

To answere your Question yes your CPU will bottleneck that card even when overclocked im afraid..All CPU's out to date will bottleneck that card...Some more than Others.
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