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Hi, I am looking for the best/highest end AGP card for overclocking? Any suggestions?

I was also looking at an ATI x850xt Platinum Edition, but have heard you can buy a lower card and overclock it to run just as fast.

I also heard the x800 GTO2 was a good one , but cant find it anywhere in AGP.

Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 33
The GTO2 doesnt come in agp but yes the x850XTPE is the best of the best when is comes to agp.
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post #3 of 33
There are no high-end agp cards. Only the x850xtpe...which isn't high end.
     
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Actually the best AGP cards are Ati's FireGL series...they are like the Quattro series from nVdia but in AGP and PCI-E but they cost a fortune
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Ok he wants gaming not rendering. And PNY has a quatro fx4000 that would pwn that ati.
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The best would be the x850xtpe. I was looking at the same thing yesterday. Although, with sm3 in full swing now, I wouldnt buy an x800/x850 series card. I'd find one of the 6800Ultra Extremes, theyre very close to the x850xtpe if not better, and they have sm3.
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post #7 of 33
I'm just sayin, if was a broad question though, as he didn't specify gaming or Multi-media
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigval
The best would be the x850xtpe. I was looking at the same thing yesterday. Although, with sm3 in full swing now, I wouldnt buy an x800/x850 series card. I'd find one of the 6800Ultra Extremes, theyre very close to the x850xtpe if not better, and they have sm3.
The Ultra Etremes are very rare and cost a fortune nowadays. Best to go with the X850XT/PE, or if youre looking for a bargain, go with the 6800GS AGP and unlock it to a 6800GT, although I am unsure of the success rate on unlocking those cards.

nVidia is also planning to release the 7800GS on AGP, so you could wait for that, if youre willing.
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You're probably better off waiting and upgrading to pci-express. Any agp card will be too slow in six months.
     
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post #10 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrnyGoat
The Ultra Etremes are very rare and cost a fortune nowadays. Best to go with the X850XT/PE, or if youre looking for a bargain, go with the 6800GS AGP and unlock it to a 6800GT, although I am unsure of the success rate on unlocking those cards.

nVidia is also planning to release the 7800GS on AGP, so you could wait for that, if youre willing.
The success rate is 0% lol. The pipes are destroyed from the factory.
I wouldnt buy a card without sm3. Look into the 6800ultras then, they will overclock to ultra extreme and past most of the time.
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