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  • Graphics card, where do I go from here?

    I'm stuck in limboland, I need to get a new graphics card but I'm not ready to do a full upgrade yet.

    Systemspec:
    * 3.2Athlon64
    * 2GB system RAM
    * a squeaky Geforce6800Ultra(256MB).

    The system has an AGP bus.

    I am going to go for a DX10 system later next year but I need to get a better graphics card in order to be able to play Armed Assualt on a decent setting. Does anyone know what AGP card I should go for in order to get me into april/may next year?

    Edit: It's a shuttle barebone so a change of motherboard is a no go....
    Last edited by PanzerHans; 12-08-2006, 04:39 PM.
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    Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

    This would probably be your best option in my opinion

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143069
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    • #3
      Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

      Didn't they make the 7800XXX series or even 7900XXX series in AGP?
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      • #4
        Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

        I found these nice summaries:





        Now I only need to figure out which ones are AGP.....
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        • #5
          Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

          I'd go for at least a 7600GT Panz. I can tell you first hand the 7600GS will not run well at all above Medium stock settings. At least the 7600GT will run high pretty well.

          If you have the $$$, go for the 7800GS.

          Here's the 7600GT from XFX on NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150210
          Here's the 7800GS from BFG on NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143046
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          • #6
            Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

            Cheap upgrade might be to get a PCIe mb and you use your same proc you have. Then get a PCIe card, could even if you wanted just get a 7800GT. Then you would be all ready for Dx10
            that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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            • #7
              Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

              Can't go there. It's a barebone unfortunately.
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              • #8
                Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
                Didn't they make the 7800XXX series or even 7900XXX series in AGP?
                7800, is available now. There are talks of 7900 and on the ATI side the x1950.

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                • #9
                  Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                  I'm in the same boat but even less of a system. I've gotta stick with my existing CPU and RAM for at least the next year...

                  P4 2.66Ghz
                  1GB RAM
                  Radeon 9600XT AGP

                  Only thing I'll be able to upgrade after my tax refund is the video card. Hopefully that will be enough to play Armed Assault.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                    Try out Armed Assault with what you've got now. If you can bear it, save up for a full upgrade. ArmA may not look at its best but it'll look better or just as good as OFP. It just seems like a waste to plop down 2 Benjamins just to play ArmA with nice eye candy. It's a going to be a great game and all but it's not great because of its graphics.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                      Panzer how much are you looking to spend? lets get that figured out and then we can make some good ideas for you. It might work to to just order a dell with a PCIe slot for 400 plus flat monitor and get Graphics card.
                      that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                        Originally posted by =Sarc= View Post
                        Try out Armed Assault with what you've got now. If you can bear it, save up for a full upgrade.
                        Me?

                        I've been told the 9600XT will pretty much make it unbearable. I don't need tons of eye candy, I'm happy with 1024X768 and mostly low and a few medium settings in BF2 with no AA or AF. It still looks pretty decent and is very playable.

                        I just don't want to be stuck at 800X600 and everything looking crappy in AA.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                          Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR] View Post
                          Panzer how much are you looking to spend?
                          Around 250$ would be ideal.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                            Originally posted by DigitalAssassin View Post
                            Me?

                            I've been told the 9600XT will pretty much make it unbearable. I don't need tons of eye candy, I'm happy with 1024X768 and mostly low and a few medium settings in BF2 with no AA or AF. It still looks pretty decent and is very playable.

                            I just don't want to be stuck at 800X600 and everything looking crappy in AA.
                            You and Panzer. Although, I'd be able to tolerate pretty crappy settings just to save the extra couple hundred.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Graphics card, where do I go from here?

                              Just as a heads up in case anyone is looking to buy a 8800GTX dell has then for alot less than most places.

                              http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=A0775614

                              Just add it to your cart and see the about %15 less than normal price.

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