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Poll Results: Which AGP Card?

 
  • 18% (3)
    Sapphire X1950GT
  • 50% (8)
    HIS Hightech X1950 Pro 512MB
  • 25% (4)
    XFX 7900GS
  • 6% (1)
    7600GT or other
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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
The choices:

X1950GT $140 -> $120 after MIR

(says 16 pipelines with 48 pixel shaders, is this accurate?)

X1950 Pro 512MB $170 -> $140 after MIR

7900GS $180 -> $150 after MIR

Which offers the best performance? Which offers the best overclockability?

Thanks

edit: I should have said this first

I already have an X1800GTO PCI-E
I need a better AGP card
I already have a different PCI-E motherboard
I have a Thermalright HR-03 for cooling
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post #2 of 21
Curious, I thought that MB supports PCIe Graphics!

Whoops, never mind, it's a 1x PCIe ... thats whacked!
    
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post #3 of 21
AGP is dead... If forced to pick, I'd say the x1950Pro.
    
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post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Curious, I thought that MB supports PCIe Graphics!

Whoops, never mind, it's a 1x PCIe ... thats whacked!
Actually it's a PCI-E 4x slot

With an 8x AGP slot

Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
AGP is dead... If forced to pick, I'd say the x1950Pro.
No it's not, why else would there be X19xx cards?

dead would be like, Socket A (which I just a mobo too lol)
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post #5 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Curious, I thought that MB supports PCIe Graphics!

Whoops, never mind, it's a 1x PCIe ... thats whacked!
nope its only 4x, i have the board to make a cheap build.

and also if your going to spend that much money on an agp card might as well sell that mobo and with the amount of money you want to spend get a better mobo that has pci-e graphics and a god pci-e card should come to about the same money your going to spend or a little more.
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post #6 of 21
Why only the cards listed?
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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
Why only the cards listed?
You're thinking of the 7800GS aren't you?

Because those are the main ones I am considering. There is an 'other' option in the poll.

Am I correct to assume that the X1950Pro will offer the best performance out of the three at stock, the 7900GS will offer the best overclockability, and the X1950GT will offer the best price/performance?
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
You're thinking of the 7800GS aren't you?

Because those are the main ones I am considering. There is an 'other' option in the poll.

Am I correct to assume that the X1950Pro will offer the best performance out of the three at stock, the 7900GS will offer the best overclockability, and the X1950GT will offer the best price/performance?
I would go 7900GS, the Pro can be a very picky overclocker.
I had 2, I know.
Of the cards listed, I'd say that right outta the box the Pro is the best card.
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post #9 of 21
X1950Pro will hold you over and should handle almost anything.
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by badreligion156 View Post
and also if your going to spend that much money on an agp card might as well sell that mobo and with the amount of money you want to spend get a better mobo that has pci-e graphics and a god pci-e card should come to about the same money your going to spend or a little more.
Don't give me that, I've been told that a lot. I already have a Biostar 965PT I will use later on. I already have an X1800GTO PCI-E and it is sufficient for me. I just need a good AGP card that I will place in my AXP system (or maybe another C2D AGP system) later on.

Also, please vote in the poll

Because with all these mixed answers, I'm not sure which to get.
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