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AGP or PCI-E

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by sven, 14 Jan 2006.

  1. sven

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Dec 2003

    Posts: 120

    i was wondering, i've got £300 to spend on a gfx card should i go with the XFX 6800 Gs at £187 here or upgrade to a PCI-E Mobo.

    My specs at the moment are XP64 3200 Winchester, MSi KT8 neo 2 Platinum Mobo, 1 GB (2x512) Pc4000 ultra platinum ram and a 9800 pro

    Should i junk the mobo and GFX card and get Leadtek GeForce 7800GT Extreme Edition 2 and a >>> Mobo of your choice <<< recomendations please. Also i might have to purchase a new PSU coz i dont think the PSU i've got is ATX 2.0 compliant.
     
  2. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,654

    Location: Milton Keynes

    PCi-E

    get a good mobo for about £100, then get the x850xt for £150. Lets you upgrade further, the cards cost less for performance (the 6800GS ABSOLUTELY SUCKS ON THE AGP, THE CARD IS LOWER CLOCKED ALL OVER ETC THAN PCIE VERSIONS) and the x850xt is faster than the 6800gs pci-e anyway.
     
  3. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305


    Yes would have to agree with this.
     
  4. Alexrose1uk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Apr 2004

    Posts: 8,654

    Location: Milton Keynes

    thanks, nice to have an agreement to my conclusion.
     
  5. peetee

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,742

    Location: The Toilet

    PCI-E!
     
  6. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,139

    lol PCIE!!
     
  7. lego

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Apr 2004

    Posts: 5,608

    Location: Pontypridd

    Do you have any good clocks woth your current cpu, if so, theres going to be a 7800 GS AGP released in the next few weeks, it may be worth hanging on until a price for these have been confirmed.

    Hopefully they wont be anymore than £250, you'll save a chunk of change and still have great performance to boot!