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Upgrading from a 6600 GT AGP

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So after about seven months of using my 6600 GT AGP, I think I should upgrade my video card yet again, and I need some recommendations. So, I think I've narrowed it down to a few:

X800XT
X850XT
7800GS

I'm leaning a bit toward the 7800GS but then I'd have to compromise SM3.0 for reduced frame rates. So I'm pretty undecided on what to get and was wondering if you wonderful people would like to help me
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post #2 of 5
get the 7800GS or id save for PCI-E the SM3 will help with playing new games for now and the future
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7800 GS all the way. There is a 7800GS AGP by gainward that actualy has 7800GT chip in it (aka 20pipes) and it performs really well. Here's a link:

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30502

Didn't find any pricing for it, but I suppose it shouldn't be a lot more expensive then the regular 7800GS.
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post #4 of 5
oOo that looks really nice for agp users..if you can find it then buy it..however i would upgrade for pci-express for the exact reason that CompFreak said, pci-express is a lot more futureproof but i say if you want to stick with agp get a 7800gs
    
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post #5 of 5
I think if you have a really good PSU and a lot of confidence you should get the 7800GS. Search "7800GS problems" or "7800GS black screen" on google or on the eVGA, XFX or nVidia forums and see what you find...
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