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Best card for old motherboard?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by j98, 4 Aug 2006.

  1. j98


    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 87

    Hi! I have an Asus P4T533-C motherboard with a Leadtek Geforce 4 Ti4200.

    Does anybody know what is the best possible card that will work with this motherboard? Would it offer much of a performance increase? I only really play WoW lately but I have to turn the graphics down quite a bit for it to run properly. Is this likely to be a limitation of the Ti4200 or the 2.26ghz cpu?

    I'm hoping there's a card available that will squeeze a bit more life out of my poor old pc!
  2. Cyber-Mav


    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,537

    Location: Midlands

    if its got agp 4x or 8x slot then you can get gainward 7800gs+ which is basically a 7900gt.
  3. Tetras


    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 3,741

    I'd have thought WoW was quite CPU and memory intensive, but anyway, anything like a 9700 Pro or above would be a good boost and suitable for the P4. I don't think I'd go for anything better than an X800 / 6800 for that CPU, even a 6600 GT would be pretty good or an X800 Pro/GTO.

    There are 7600 series cards on AGP soon too which'd also be worth a look, not sure how far away they are though, but (hopefully) will be good value.
  4. j98


    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 87

    Thanks for the suggestions! I think it's only AGP 4x...
  5. j98


    Joined: 19 Jan 2004

    Posts: 87

    What about these?

    Sapphire X1600 Pro 256MB DDR2 AVIVO TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-116-SP)

    Sapphire X1600 Pro 512MB DDR2 AVIVO TV-Out/DVI (AGP) - Retail (GX-120-SP)

    Would they be any good? Does anyone know if they support agp4x? I can't find out if they are both 4x and 8x or whether they come in two separate configurations??

  6. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,908

    Location: In a house

    I think any AGP card will work in either 4x or 8x as the differnace between them is nothing, x1600pro is a terrible card.
  7. t31os


    Joined: 24 May 2006

    Posts: 3,575

    Location: Surrey - UK

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    X1600 are not classed as being very good, though i've no personal experience.

    I'm not sure how much you're looking at for a decent AGP card, but if i had to advise, then i'd say save the money and spend it on an overall upgrade.