Cheap AGP card

From the pixels, bits, and shaders to the graphic cards that power them. Discuss the latest from AMD and NVIDIA here.

Moderators: morphine, SecretSquirrel

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:59 pm

So I'm looking to buy a budget AGP card, What would be my best buy on a low to mid end card?
Thanks
I'm tryin
Gerbil
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:00 pm

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:12 pm

How much do you want to spend? What is your system consist of now? What games do you play/plan on playing?
Coldfirex
Graphmaster Gerbil
 
Posts: 1109
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: College Station, TX

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:12 pm

what do u mean by cheap?
"StarCraft 2 will release when it's ready." - Blizzard
Nelliesboo
Gerbil Jedi
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Land of the free (San Francisco)

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:17 pm

what they mean is, give us so more info so we can help you out ;P
absurdity
Gerbil Elite
 
Posts: 871
Joined: Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: VT

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:22 pm

yea what he said.....
"StarCraft 2 will release when it's ready." - Blizzard
Nelliesboo
Gerbil Jedi
 
Posts: 1697
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Land of the free (San Francisco)

Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:23 pm

My recommendations (for all it is worth):

low end:
ATI RADEON 7000 64MB W/TV - $47.00

mid range:
Geforce2 Ti 64mb - $74.00
ATI RADEON 7500 64MB TV OUT/DVI - $71.00

Check pricewatch.com for current prices (I found the Radeon 7000 info on newegg.com)
chilla
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomington, IL.

Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 10:36 pm

Ok here goes...
Cheap less than $100.
I am not into serious gaming.

I am building a system on a budget.
So far I have the mobo, a Soyo Dragon+.
I will most likely get a Duron 1.? CPU &
256 DDR
I will use my old HP cdrw
Mobo has onboard sound.

Does this help?
Thanks.
I'm tryin
Gerbil
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:00 pm

Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 11:08 pm

I've got a Radeon 7000 and it's OK. 3D games aren't too bad as long as I don't go over 1024x768. And 2D is clear as a bell, much sharper than the GF2 it replaced. And I also swear the 2D speed is faster than the GeForce, but it could just be my imagination. One problem - AVI's don't play as well on it. Sometimes I get big white blocks over part of the video and it doesn't look quite as smooth as it does on the GeForce.
Steel
Global Moderator
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 2326
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm

Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:38 am

I'm with the Radeon also, I love it's smooth DVD playback, better than I've seen with most cards.
Steel, never seen what you've got. Hmmmm....
No wonder television's a medium. It's so seldom rare or well done. -Mighty Mouse
Image
HowardDrake
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3568
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Action Jim's Rumpus Room

Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 4:16 pm

It's mostly with high resolution DivX stuff, maybe I'll update the drivers and give it another go.
Steel
Global Moderator
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 2326
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm

Postposted on Fri Mar 15, 2002 6:49 pm

$38 - RADEON 32MB DDR

Check it out at pricewatch.com
0oALio0
Gerbil XP
 
Posts: 448
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Back east

Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 3:13 pm

What about the Visiontek GeForce2 GTS-V 32mb DDR? It can be found online for about $48 and is a great card for that price.
Balah
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm

Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:02 pm

Jaton 3D Force2 MX-32
nVIDIA GeForce2 MX200 Chipset, AGP2x/4x, fastest 2D/3D video accelerator. 32 MB SDRAM/SGRAM. $54.00

At http://www.tccomputers.com
Oldfart
Gerbil In Training
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:00 pm

Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 4:16 pm

http://www.tech-report.com/onearticle.x/3508

this article should give you a good idea of what type of performance you'll get out of some different budget cards.
0oALio0
Gerbil XP
 
Posts: 448
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Back east

Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 7:21 pm

On 2002-03-25 15:02, Oldfart wrote:
Jaton 3D Force2 MX-32
nVIDIA GeForce2 MX200 Chipset, AGP2x/4x, fastest 2D/3D video accelerator. 32 MB SDRAM/SGRAM. $54.00

At http://www.tccomputers.com


Well the price of the GF2-MX200 is certainly budget, but the card is not. It's junk for anything but occasional gaming where modern games are concerned (which is usually the reason for upgrading your graphics card). The crippled memory bus hampers the cards performance, and the core is two years old now. It's certainly not the "fastest 2D/3D video accelerator". The GF2-MX400 is a far superior card for only a few dollars more. Or, if you're looking for a non-nVidia solution, the ATI Radeon 7000 and 7200 fall into the same price bracket.
lenzenm
Gerbil Team Leader
 
Posts: 293
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Greenfiled, WI


Return to Graphics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 3 guests