| ||Thread Tools|
|31st August 2006, 22:34||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
AGP Video Card Roundup
Despite what every manufacturer, publication and advert wants to make you believe, AGP is not dead. Almost all of my friends and family still use AGP, much to their dismay, as when they are looking to me for an free upgrade, all I have is PCI Express cards to hand.
If you have a fairly decent AGP rig, with say a 3400+ or 3.2GHz Pentium 4, it's a tough situation to be in, as upgrading will likely involve throwing away most of the components in your system. DDR has moved to DDR2, AGP has moved to PCI Express and most of the CPU sockets have changed too. If you have a Socket 939 AGP system, it's not quite as bad, as you can buy a newer nForce4 board for under £60, but this is a fairly rare situation to be in.
SLI/CrossFire is one of the only real benefits to PCI-E and most games are limited by graphics processing power rather than CPU power, so if you're not looking to go down that route, why not consider sticking with your current system and just buying a new AGP card?
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Fastest AGP Video Card: ATI HD Radeon 4770||jmke||WebNews||3||13th May 2009 12:13|
|HIS X1950Pro 256MB AGP Video Card||jmke||WebNews||0||19th January 2007 10:08|
|HIS launches X1950PRO based IceQ 3 Turbo Edition AGP Video card||jmke||WebNews||0||6th January 2007 11:48|
|HIS delivers faster, quieter and cooler X1650Pro 512/256MB DDR2 AGP Video Card||jmke||WebNews||0||4th October 2006 09:48|
|HIS Radeon X1300 IceQ Turbo 256MB DDR2 AGP Video Card||Sidney||WebNews||0||14th June 2006 03:58|
|Mid-Range PCIe Video Card Roundup||piotke||On the TestBench - Work In Progress||3||25th April 2006 04:13|
|HIS X700 IceQ 128MB GDDR3 AGP Video Card||Sidney||WebNews||0||8th September 2005 16:00|
|Sapphire X850 XT Platinum Edition AGP Video Card||Sidney||WebNews||0||2nd August 2005 15:11|
|ATI All in Wonder X800XT AGP Multimedia Video Card||jmke||WebNews||0||1st July 2005 16:46|
|Albatron Trinity Geforce 6600GT AGP Video Card Review||Da_BoKa||WebNews||0||14th January 2005 21:41|