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My Sapphire 9800 Pro died, so need to buy ...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by MyBoxLife, 24 Jan 2006.

  1. MyBoxLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 944

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    ... a replacement, which of the following AGP cards do you recommend:

    1/ ATI 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro

    Chipset ATI Radeon 9800PRO
    Interface AGP 8x
    Video Memory 256MB
    Memory Type GDDR
    Engine Clock 380MHz
    Memory Clock 400(200*2)MHz
    Memory Interface 128-bit
    RAMDACs 400MHz
    Max. Resolution 2048x1536
    Connectors 1 x SVGA (D-Sub) Port
    1 x S-Video Port
    1 x DVI-I Port
    Pixel Pipelines 8
    DirectX Support 9.0
    OpenGL Support 1.5

    2/ Nvidia 256MB Geforce 6600 LE

    Chipset nVidia GeForce 6600LE
    Interface AGP 8x
    Video Memory 256MB
    Memory Type DDR
    Engine Clock 300MHz
    Memory Clock 200Mhz
    Memory Interface 128-bit
    RAMDACs 400MHz
    Max. Resolution 2048x1536
    Connectors 1 x SVGA (D-Sub) Port
    1 x S-Video (HDTV) Port
    1 x DVI-I Port
    Pixel Pipelines 4
    DirectX Support 9.0
    OpenGL Support 1.5

    Cheers.
     
  2. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,399

    Location: Kernow

    1/ ATI 256MB Radeon 9800 Pro

    Chipset ATI Radeon 9800PRO
    Interface AGP 8x
    Video Memory 256MB
    Memory Type GDDR
    Engine Clock 380MHz
    Memory Clock 400(200*2)MHz
    Memory Interface 128-bit
    RAMDACs 400MHz
    Max. Resolution 2048x1536
    Connectors 1 x SVGA (D-Sub) Port
    1 x S-Video Port
    1 x DVI-I Port
    Pixel Pipelines 8
    DirectX Support 9.0
    OpenGL Support 1.5
     
  3. Big.Wayne

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,662

    Location: London

    Hi,

    what's the budget? or do you have a choice of just these two cards?. I'm guessing just AGP right?
     
  4. MyBoxLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 944

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Thanks 5bjoshua, what about the ATI Radeon X700 256MB AGP Card?
     
  5. MyBoxLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 944

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Big.Wayne, looking to spend roughly 80 to 90 pounds, all in, not much I know, but don't want to spend big money on a replacement AGP card, as I'll be upgrading to PCI at some point.
     
  6. Logsi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Oct 2005

    Posts: 10,399

    Location: Kernow

    The X700 256mb is probably about the same, if you get the x700 pro 256mb i think this one is better. But im not sure.
     
  7. Big.Wayne

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,662

    Location: London

    Hi,

    define "at some point" and what is the rest of your kit now?

    I just did a complete *overhaul* (CPU, Mobo, Graphics, Optical) for approx £470, first system upgrade in two years, so even though £470 was a chunk of change I now have a more kickass system and I hope to get some money back for my previous CPU, Mobo, Graphics.

    PCI-Express graphics cards are alot cheaper, you get alot for your money, that why I didn't spend one single penny on an AGP card since august 2003, went from 9800/Pro >> X850XT.
     
  8. MyBoxLife

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 944

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    Can't say when an upgrade will be in the books, maybe 6 to 8 Months, currently running with two systems; Abit NF7-S v2 x2, Unlocked AMD XP 2500+ / Mobile AMD XP 2500, 1GB Corsair RAM x2. Can't spend anyting like 400, 500, right now, need to spend money on my Living Room speakers.
     
  9. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    ATI Radeon 9800PRO is the better card.
    As said above only the X700Pro would be faster (X700 about the same).