Its been a year since i have made my pc and now i think is the time to change my graphics card.
Currently i have a sapphire All in wonder 9800 pro and i am looking for an either x800 xt or an 6800 gt. Im not sure what to get, on one hand im thinking should i wait for another 1-2 years and completely revamp my pc with a pci express motherboard or should i stick with what i have and buy an AGP graphics card.I have a buget of about 250 pounds. My system specs are as follows:
Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 motherboard Intel pentium 4 @ 3.2GHz Prescott (478) 2x512mb dual channel @ 400mhz 100gb harddrive @ 5500 rpm Sapphire all in wonder 9800 pro 128mb 400 watts psu.
If anyone suggests an agp upgrade then could you kindly state what else should i upgrade with it.If not than what are the right options in the years to come. Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Because you already have a really good graphics card I'd be tempted to wait and upgrade the mainboard later on and get one with PCI-Express, especially if you have no game with which the graphics card struggles which I presume is the case. If however you have got a game that the card can't handle then citadels recommendation is a good card.
I have already stated the budget in my ifrst question. Anyway thanks for the replies.
As Totally-braindead said, i have no problems with the graphic card running the latest games at the moment its only an upgrade for the games to come. Only the likes of Everquest 2 sometimes struggles keeping up the framerate at higher settings but otherwise its working okay.
I think i would stick with the system i have at the moment and wait for another year or two and completely build a new system.
I’m in a similar position, but I have a poorer graphics card (9600XT). Check this out click here for some tests.
I will probably upgrade when X2 The Return finally appears. However, its predecessor The Threat, is so processor hungry that my Athlon 2700XP computer slows down to less than 1fps on busy screens so I hope they’ve improved the programming (I know the graphics are far better, but it’s not that that causes the slow down).
I’ll never know why magazines don’t use this game as a test bed; simple stuff like Doom and Half-Life2 can easily get frame rates in the 20s and 30s (and of course, higher on fancy systems). I would REALLY like to see any machine that could get above 30 fps during a capital ship fire-fight in X2 (i.e. 30 times the power of mine!).