Which Graphics Card?

  W C Boggs 12:50 07 May 2007

I am currently running a 2 year old MESH PC with the following spec:

Windows XP
ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard (939 pin)
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor
2GB DDR memory
300GB hard drive
Nvidia GeForce 128MB DDR Fx-6800LE (AGP) graphics card
385W power supply

I am looking to upgrade the graphics card, and two have caught my eye: Sapphire Radeon 512MB X1950 Pro, and BDG GeForce 512 MB 7600GS (both AGP).

Can anyone let me know how I can be sure they are compatible with my system? Also, Have you got any better recommendations?


  Arthur Scrimshaw 13:00 07 May 2007
  Crazygeorge3 18:26 07 May 2007

I'd say scrap both and get an AGP 7800GTX, its the most powerful AGP card on the market. Stick with Nvidia though.

  citadel 19:20 07 May 2007

x1950 pro is good or 7900gs agp or 7950gs agp. 500w or 600w power supply of quality, look for one with 80%+ efficiency, modular psu's are good and save you from having a birds nest of wires inside the case.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 20:01 07 May 2007

"AGP 7800GTX, its the most powerful AGP card on the market. Stick with Nvidia though."

Not according to this:-

click here

  Totally-braindead 20:13 07 May 2007

The X1950 pro is the better card for the money but as citadel has said you will almost certainly need a new power supply, the ones supplied with branded PCs are just not up to it.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 21:08 08 May 2007

As you've taken the trouble to tick it as complete, would you like to let us know what card you eventually plumped for?

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