Playing EQ2 & want to replace 9800 Pro
Hey guys, first post.
I am playing EQ2 and I want to retire my trusty old Radeon 9800 Pro. It has been a great video card but I just want a little more peformance out of my machine. I have as following:
P4 2.8Ghz (Northwood Core)
ASUS P4P800-D Mobo
1GB Corsair XMS RAM
ATi 9800 PRO
80GB WD SATA RAID0
I am limited to AGP, but given the peformance difference between my P4 and a newer P4/Athlon, it's just not worth it to upgrade the whole shebang yet. Besides, I feel Intel will make a big comeback before '06 ends and I want to see what's coming from them.
Now that I have ruled out PCI-E, I am looking at an ATi x1600 Pro AGP, nVidia 6600GT, and nVidia 6800. They are all around the same $150ish price point and that's the price range I want to stay in. If I am missing another card in that price range, let me know what it is. I'm really leaning toward the x1600 Pro atm, however. I generally dislike nVidia, but this seems like the calmest vid card board I've run into.