Budget AGP upgrades - are they worth it?

Posted on Sunday, May 07 2006 @ 01:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Legion Hardware checks out whether it's possible to give a somewhat older system a nice performance boost with a budget AGP graphics card:
Those currently using an LGA775 or 939-pin AGP system are most likely better off purchasing a new motherboard and graphics combo that supports PCI Express rather than buy a new AGP card. However, this option is not for everyone and most gamers will be happy if they can get some more quality gaming action out of their system for a little over $100 US. Unfortunately, I do not have a Socket 754 or 478 system on hand that supports AGP 8x graphics cards. Therefore, I have installed the HIS X1600Pro IceQ AGP 256MB graphics card in an Athlon64 939-pin system.
You can check it out over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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