What graphic card for AGP 4x?

  Mark-272339 18:35 25 Mar 2004

Am planning to update my slow GF4 MX 420 graphics card as X2 stutters something cronic on it. Have found out that the motherboard supports 4x AGP whereas most new decent cards are 8x, what is best 4x AGP to buy or what is consequence of trying an 8x AGP card in a 4x slot?

  Rayuk 18:42 25 Mar 2004

Not much diff between the performance of x4 and x8 cards really[maybe in benchmarking doubt you would be able to tell yourself]

You dont say what you do gaming etc and price range.

  citadel 19:09 25 Mar 2004

you can still put an 8x card in a 4x slot but it will only work at 4x. I have an 8x card in my computer. I think all new cards are 8x

  Mark-272339 22:47 25 Mar 2004

Gaming mostly, price range up to £200 really, no point spending too much if will only work at 4x instead of 8x!

  JerryJay 23:38 25 Mar 2004

Some ATI 9600 cards can work on 4x even 2x apg slot. If you have £200, it maybe a good idea to replace both Video Card with a ATI9600XT and a decent Motherboard.

  JerryJay 23:44 25 Mar 2004

Connect3D ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB & Half Life 2 Bundle - Retail (GX-018-CO) (£108.69) click here

Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe nForce2 (Socket A)Motherboard (MB-050-AS) (£68.74 click here)

Or Asus P4P800S-E Deluxe (Socket 478) Motherboard (MB-052-AS) (£81.08 click here)

Better video and better sound and better game

  darkjedimistress 10:57 26 Mar 2004

Is worth considering. I just bought an Asus V7700 Geforce2 GTS Pure Card for £15 on ebay and it arrived quickly and works fine, that's a x4 AGP card. I already had one in my main computer that I bought 4 years ago that cost £165 back then!! It's really speeded up my old Athlon 800 HP unit!

So consider ebay if it's an option, there are bargains to be had if you check the seller before you buy!

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