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Thread: Thinking about a GPU upgrade...

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    OK, so right now I'm running the following rig:

    AMD Sempron 2500+ (1,75 Ghz)
    ASRock K7 Upgrade-880 (well, I'm not sure I remember the exact model right)
    Radeon 9600
    1 GB RAM
    80 GB HDD
    250 GB HDD
    DVD +/- R/RW drive

    Recently I found that my GPU is somewhat lagging when I try to run some newer games (particularly TR:Legend and HOM&M V). Not so much to be unplayable, but on some occasions it's quite uncomfortable overall.

    I've looked through some tests, comparisons and whatnot and it seems that GeForce 6600 GT (GDDR3 variant) seems to be a good choice for increased performance, but I decided it would be better to ask around what you folks think about that choice.

    My current R9600 has 128 MB of GDDR1, it seems.

    If you have any better ideas for the card to pick for upgrade, please remember that I am constrained by two things:
    1. Price. $175 is about the top limit here.
    2. AGP. My motherboard is equipped with an AGPx8 slot, so whatever card is suggested must be for that slot.

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    FreeDoom's Avatar Obsessed By Cruelty
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    Ok, knowing that you must not exceed $175 and that a major upgrade is out of question (mobo, cpu....) i would recommend a 7600GS. It's better than 6600gt and 6800XT

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    If your looking for a good graphics card i would get the 6800gt or something like that.
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    7600GS. Without a question.

    However, I'd advise you to save up for a new rig, 'cause sempron is low-end and AGPx8 is outdated.
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    dunno about the 7600GS but the 7600GT i got is great.

    runs everything at max i throw at it
    Last edited by mikeco; 07-27-2006 at 08:51 PM.

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    FreeDoom's Avatar Obsessed By Cruelty
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeco View Post
    dunno about the 7600GS but the 7600GT i got is great.
    runs everything at max i throw at it
    7600GT would be my first choice but unfortunately it only exists in PCI-E
    Atleast i couldn't find in AGP...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodygard View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeco View Post
    dunno about the 7600GS but the 7600GT i got is great.
    runs everything at max i throw at it
    7600GT would be my first choice but unfortunately it only exists in PCI-E
    Atleast i couldn't find in AGP...

    ah ops forgot to read all of the post u did

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