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candle_86

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Well my buddy wants to replace his aging AGP card in his system, he doesn't do much, COD:UO, WoW, and KoToR II.

His old card is a Geforce 2 MX400 and well most of those games run somewhat slow on it, wow especally, and he wants to get BC but it says it needs a GF3.

Now here is the rest of his system

AMD Athlon XP 2100 Palamino
512mb PC133
40gb ATA66 HD
Compaq mobo (Just did a cap job to it)

Now the local shop offered us these for cheap


Geforce FX5900XT $10
Geforce 6600 256mb $15
Radeon 9600XT $10
Radeon 9700Pro $12
Radeon x800XT $45

out of those AGP cards which one would be the better buy and best fit for his system and games.

also these are all used cards, and he doesn't want to spend alot.
 

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X800XT for sure! I loved that card and it owns my 9800SE any day.:)
 
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X800xt. Bloody fast card, but no SM3.0
 

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SM3 doesnt matter, he has his PS3 and Xbox360 for new games, this is just for playing old games.

I'll tell him to run by the shop and get the XT and bring his system and card over and ill get it all installed. IS there any issues with AGP4x with the x800xt?
 
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SM3 doesnt matter, he has his PS3 and Xbox360 for new games, this is just for playing old games.

I'll tell him to run by the shop and get the XT and bring his system and card over and ill get it all installed. IS there any issues with AGP4x with the x800xt?
I'm not aware of any issues with AGP4x on any card. IIRC by the time AGP was getting phased out it still wasn't using the full bandwidth of 8x.
 
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X800XT! That'd do fairly well in WoW.