New agp graphics card

  nodger 11:29 28 Feb 2006
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Im thinking of upgrading to a new agp graphics card for my evesham axis, I currently have a radeon 9600se and would like to upgrade to something thats going to provide better performance for the latest games (perhaps a tv tuner aswell) . I don't really want to spend more than £150.00 if poss - any suggestions?

  rmcqua 12:21 28 Feb 2006

How about this graphics card:
click here
and this TV tuner card:
click here
About Stg 155 for the two.

  Stuartli 12:34 28 Feb 2006

What about an ATi All-in-Wonder card such as:

click here

  Stuartli 12:37 28 Feb 2006

..and here:

click here

  rmcqua 13:01 28 Feb 2006

That looks good Stuartli

  nodger 13:20 28 Feb 2006

Cheers guys - is that aiw 7500 an agp card I cant see it on the spec?

  vinnyT 13:34 28 Feb 2006

On the specs page:

All-in-Wonder® Radeon® 7500
System requirements
Pentium® 4/III/II/Celeron™, AMD® K6/Athlon®/Athlon® XP or compatible with AGP 2X (3.3V), AGP 4X (1.5V), or AGP2X/4X universal slot
64MB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Sound card supported by Windows® and DirectSound® with available line input
Interactive Program Guide requires Internet connection for listing updates
Remote control receiver requires available USB port
500Mhz minimum processor speed for MPEG-2 video capture

click here

  nodger 14:31 28 Feb 2006

Cheers I must say that 6600GT that rmcqua posted looks tidy - Now Im in a quandry!

  flyingbrit 15:54 28 Feb 2006

the first link from Stuartli is a pci-e card and although you can get agp verions that's not one...look here click here
As for the 6600gt I have one and it really belts out the frame-rate(plays Doom 3 and Half Life 2 on full whack at 1024x768 res no worries). You will have to look at your psu to see if it is capable of providing enough power to run any new card you decide on, I have a 550w in my pc.

  Stuartli 16:31 28 Feb 2006

This seems to be the only All-in-Wonder card at Scan:

click here

Like my TwinHan DVB-ter D+A TV card it is capable of HDTV if and when it arrives (but obviously not Sky in this case).

Plus two at Dabs:

click here

  Stuartli 16:33 28 Feb 2006

I can vouch for flyingbrit's comment re the PSU, my last GeForceFX card's manual stated a minimum of 300w, preferably 350w, was required.

I had to buy a new 500w PSU...:-)

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