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[*] Post 320357 posted on 12-2-2008 at 01:12 Reply With Quote
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Don't all gasp at once - it's time for me to ask a a question :)

I am so totally out of the loop on graphics cards that I am beginning to tie myself in knots.

I want to upgrade current card but I only have a choice of AGP or PCI. What I'd really like is a page somewhere that points out the various ranges of cards and then shows how they compare against one another - for example http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_family.html but they are all PCIe cards and no good for me.

So, does anyone know of a site that will tell me what cards are better than others within the same chip? For example, is teh Radeon X1650 Pro better than the HD 2600 and how do they stack up against their NVidia counterparts?

The board numbers above are random, I don't even know if those ones do AGP.

Preferences are this:

AGP
512Mb but will go with 256Mb
Would like it to work with DirectX 10
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Under 70

Any takers for advice here please?
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[*] Post 320412 posted on 12-2-2008 at 10:56 Reply With Quote


And time fro me to answer my own question .... the place I was looking for to compare cards is:

http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=88&pgno=0

I'll still take suggestions of what card and where from (UK) to buy based on my earlier specs though.
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[*] Post 320416 posted on 12-2-2008 at 11:07 Reply With Quote


What are you hoping to achieve, ET?
I've not long upgraded to an nvidia 256mb card AGP 8x and that seems to work well for what I do. I run two monitors one from the VGA socket and the other via DVI. Is that what you are asking?
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