View Full Version : Fastest AGP video card out currently is ????

02-02-10, 08:28 AM
Got an older system with Intel integrated video currently. It has an open AGP slot but have no clue what's the best/fastest AGP card to buy nowadays.

It's going in Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 2Gig machine btw.

I plan to use it for this


02-02-10, 08:42 AM
Google is your friend.

Radeon HD3850 (the last high end release card) & HD4670 almost as fast albeit 128 bit memory interface...

And apparently somewhere is an AGP 4750 or 4770...


02-02-10, 09:14 AM
Guess I should of been more specific but this is the NV forums.

I'm wondering what the fastest nVidia AGP card is, thanks.

02-02-10, 09:27 AM
7800GS... and there is a 7900 or 7950 out there somewhere but it's rarer than hen's teeth.

You can get a 4650 for as low as $60 right now @ Amazon, and in most games it's about as fast as a 3850, which in turn is much faster than a Geforce 7 series, even in an old rig.

I did use a 7800GS for a while on a single core Athlon 64 3000 rig... it ran UT3 and Quake 4 fairly decent... the Enemy Territory demo caused it to show its age though.

02-20-10, 01:43 AM
I think the fastest nvidia AGP card was the 7950GT witha 256bit interface ,but the Radeon 3850 AGP 256bit interface is faster.If you are looking for the fastest AGP card then get a 3850,if you want the fastest nvidia AGP card then a 7950 will be it.They make a HD 4670 but it is cripple because of the 128bit interface.The HD3850 is going to be the fastest in games because of the 256 bit interface.

02-20-10, 05:27 AM
What are the minimum requirements of the game\program you plan on running? A Pentium 4 2.8Ghz is an incredibly slow CPU by today's standards. You'd be bottlenecking a Radeon 9700 Pro with that thing... let alone a 3850. :o

02-20-10, 08:11 AM
Thanks for all the help. Ended up using my 8800GTX that I had laying around. Luckily I got a different computer and the MB inside had a PCIe slot. Yay. Still is only a P4 3.0GHz cpu inside but least its a bit more modern overall.

02-20-10, 11:34 AM
If you want fast Ragejg is right.... Ati's the way way to go if you're looking at AGP. Nvidia gave up on that platform long ago.