View Full Version : PCI Video card ??
05-23-2007, 08:28 PM
i am looking to update my old system which support AGP 2x only . Since newer AGP cards are for 8x , i was looking for a PCI video card as a alternative. I goolged and found the following card :
1) Nvidia 6200 PCI
2) ATI x 1300 PCI
3) ATI x1550 PCI
( all the above card support Dx 9c and openGl 2.0 which i was intrested in ) . Would any one guide which PCI video card should i go for . Any further suggestion are welcomed .
05-24-2007, 07:19 PM
You should buy AGP card... PCI is even slower than AGP 2X and 8X cards will work on 2X too. But... remember the slot. One is _|__ and second is __|_. Newer cards won't support all these AGPs, so watch for it. First one is newer and second is older AGP slot (1,5V vs. 3.0V). PCI card isn't a good choice if you have an AGP bus. It does not matter, which speed it runs, cus it's AGP and it is and will be faster than PCI.
I would go for the newest one, which would be the radeon x1550. You might also consider trying to find an older card that would fit in your agp slot.
05-25-2007, 06:45 PM
Definitely go with the AGP card...
Find the most recent one that is compatible with your board so that when (if?) you upgrade your system some, it will carry over - although if you were going to upgrade the system you may consider jumping to PCIe - that gets you a lot more options for video cards....
tough call... :confused:
05-27-2007, 08:15 AM
Yeah... I did some work here :)
Bang for buck card is maybe GeForce 7600GS AGP, which is almost the same like 6600GT AGP, but needs less power and, which is very important, it will not require big coolers since it is pretty cool card. But - Check your AGP bus layout or post a picture here. Then maybe we can recommend you these cards thad are definetly compatible w/ your board.
06-10-2007, 12:54 PM
Get the X1550 PCI . Or get a new motherboard and a decent PCI-e video card to go with that .
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