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Old 26-03-2008, 05:48 AM   #1
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Hello,
I want to upgrade my graphics card from ATI FireGL Z1 and here are my options:

EVGA GeForce 7800GS 256MB GDDR3 AGP
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ATI RADEON X1950 PRO 512MB

Computer stats:
_ACPI Multiprocessor PC
_Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.0 GHz
_Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard
_4 GB of RAM
_500 Watt ATX Power supply
_Windows XP Pro, V2002

What would you recommend?
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Old 26-03-2008, 09:36 AM   #2
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don't buy an agp card
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Old 26-03-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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Bit up the creak if its all your motherboard can accept...

I would go with Nvidia, never had a problem with them, but I have had probs with ATI's the 1650's and the 1300's (I think) wight maya.
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I could be wrong but i have an ati radeon 1950 xtx and it's a pci-e card so unless they've made an agp version , my previous comment is a little less up the creek :p
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i see...

thank you all so much for your help
here's the next question:

When buying a video card primarily for maya and after effects use, which stats (video memory, core clock speed, memory clock speed, memory bandwidth) are more important?

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I could be wrong but i have an ati radeon 1950 xtx and it's a pci-e card so unless they've made an agp version , my previous comment is a little less up the creek :p
VisionTek Radeon X1950 Pro Xtreme Gamer Edition (AGP 8x, 256MB)
http://reviews.cnet.com/graphics-car...1.html?tag=sub

gamer edition - plus or minus?
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then as gster suggested buy nvidia they have better drivers
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